Global Cooling Since 1997 – Worse Than It Seems

Crack government scientists announced 14 years ago that snow is a thing of the past.

Snowfalls are now just a thing of the past

Monday 20 March 2000

Dr David Viner, a senior research scientist at the climatic research unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia,within a few years winter snowfall will become “a very rare and exciting event”.

Children just aren’t going to know what snow is,” he said.

Snowfalls are now just a thing of the past – Environment – The Independent

Winter snow cover in the Northern Hemisphere has been rapidly expanding since 1997, and is at record levels. The snow line is moving further south every winter, due to Arctic air intruding further south.

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Rutgers University Climate Lab :: Global Snow Lab

The IPCC predicted the exact opposite

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IPCC Third Assessment Report – Climate Change 2001

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26 Responses to Global Cooling Since 1997 – Worse Than It Seems

  1. ralphcramdo says:

    Hopefully those scientists on crack are getting help.

  2. Reblogged this on CRIKEY !#&@ …… IT'S THE WEATHER CYCLES and commented:
    Winter snow cover in the Northern Hemisphere has been rapidly expanding since 1997, and is at record levels. The snow line is moving further south every winter, due to Arctic air intruding further south”
    An amazing graph here showing a “Hockey stick’ increase.!! HOW IRONIC

  3. tom0mason says:

    Oh, Dr David Viner, he of the best quotable quote for generations on how science can be deluded or corrupted or both.
    Who cares, just never forget “Children just aren’t going to know what snow is,” he said.

  4. Anto says:

    It’s hard to keep a good alarmist down. Here’s Dr David Doofus earlier this year:
    “Unfortunately, it’s just getting too hot for the Scottish ski industry,” said David Viner, of the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia. “It is very vulnerable to climate change; the resorts have always been marginal in terms of snow and, as the rate of climate change increases, it is hard to see a long-term future.”

  5. philjourdan says:

    We got a lot of snow storms this past year. Fortunately only one was “heavy”. But then most years, we only get one heavy snow, but that is about all (except dustings).

  6. Jason Calley says:

    “Winter snow cover in the Northern Hemisphere has been rapidly expanding since 1997, and is at record levels. The snow line is moving further south every winter, due to Arctic air intruding further south. The IPCC predicted the exact opposite.”

    As the CAGW scammers always do, once their predictions were proven wrong, they “adjusted the parameters” of their understanding of climate — so now, “everyone knows that warmer temperatures mean more moisture in the air and therefore more snow.” Just like they now know that “warmer temperatures mean more Antarctic sea ice.”

    These people are shameless. If they were actual scientists they would admit that diction is not the same as PRE-diction. Sadly, they are not scientists. They are politicians who pretend that they create a new reality every time they speak.

  7. Eliza says:

    Adding it all up(Antarctic ice extent, arctic returning home, cold records all over the NH), it certainly looks like we maybe heading towards a mini ice age. LOL

    • Gail Combs says:


      I put up a more serious comment on that subject HERE

      As one of the Engineers at WUWT quipped:

      How much larger can Antarctic sea ice get? There is no limit. At today’s rate of Antarctic sea ice increase, Cape Horn itself could be closed to ship traffic due to sea ice within 8-10 years for months at a time every September and October. It probably won’t happen, but the trend is there…

      it is worse than you think!

      At today’s levels of BOTH minimum AND maximum extent in the Antarctic seas, today’s (and last year’s!) record breaking sea ice extents DO reflect much more solar energy than the exposed waters! At the edge of the Antarctic sea ice at 60 – 70 south latitude, ALL YEAR, every day, the record-breaking Antarctic sea ice extents IS reflecting MORE solar energy and IS cooling the planet down even more.

      And thus we slide quickly into the next major ice age.

      (It is go for yanking a few warmist tails, snicker.

  8. Mike says:

    And of course this solar cycle peak….

    QUIET SUN: Solar activity has been low for more than month, and there are scant signs of change in the offing. Not one of the sunspots now crossing the solar disk poses a threat for strong eruptions. As a result, NOAA forecasters put the odds of an M- or X-class solar flare during the next 24 hours at no more than 1%. If the unlikely happens, you can learn about it

  9. Gail Combs says:

    To be noted: Solar cycle 23 was less active than solar cycle 22. Solar cycle 23 started May 1996 and ended January, 2008

    About that “no snow in Scotland” remark?



    “The Scottish government failed to meet its own climate change targets in 2010, according the latest official figures.

    “They showed greenhouse gas emissions rose by 1.9% on 2009 figures, after taking emissions trading into account.

    “Climate Change Minister Stewart Stevenson said exceptionally cold weather conditions in Scotland in 2010 was to blame.


    6 Oct 11 – “Cairgorm in the Highlands was the first place in the UK to experience the chill of winter as the ski slopes on the Scottish resort experienced the first dump of snow,”

    The Mountaineering Council of Scotland said the snow fell where snow patches from last winter – one of Scotland’s hardest winters on record – had survived through the summer months.

    2012/2013 winter:

    19 Mar 2013 In pictures: Snow grips Scotland causing misery for commuters and forcing schools to close
    UP to 10cm of snow fell in some places overnight with the east of Scotland and Grampian feeling the full effects of the weather.
    More snowfall is expected today with gale force winds in some parts turning into blizzard conditions.

    25 April 2013 Cold weather hits lobster supplies
    Lobster landings have fallen by as much as 90% off the east coast of Scotland, forcing a sharp rise in wholesale prices, reports the Scottish Creel Fishermen’s Federation.

    Prolonged cold weather has caused a shortage of Scottish lobster supplies, the Federation reported. Langoustine catches were also reported to be as much as 70% down in the Clyde fisheries area.

    The federation said cold weather had forced lobsters further out to sea.

    “Lobster is as rare as hens’ teeth at the moment,” said Alistair Sinclair, Federation chairman. “The prolonged cold snap has just set everything back.”

    Winter 2013/2014

    17 Nov 2013 Weather: Threat of first heavy snowfall forecast
    PARTS of Scotland could be hit by this winter’s first significant snow falls this week, forecasters have warned.
    Overnight temperatures in some rural areas could see the mercury plunge to -5C by the end of the week as a high pressure system settles over Scotland.

    CairnGorm Mountain near Aviemore, which last weekend celebrated its earliest opening for five years with 800 skiers and snowboarders at the resort….


    23 December 2013 Christmas Eve storm with 90mph winds and snowfall to hit Scotland
    “The very unsettled weather theme is set to continue through Christmas week with further spells of heavy rain, snow and strong winds.

    “Some parts of the Highlands have already seen several centimetres of snow over the last 24 hours. More snow is expected for a time during Monday afternoon….”

    “A few centimetres of snow can be expected at lower levels on Christmas Eve with 10-20cm over higher levels. With the strong winds, this will lead to the blowing of lying snow on higher routes and blizzard-like conditions. The strongest winds on Christmas Eve can be expected around central, western and northern parts of the country, where gusts of wind could reach over 70mph over inland areas and in excess of 80mph around coastal areas and the Hebrides…


    18/02/2014‘Ski into summer’ plan as Highland snowsports resort breaks record
    A HIGHLAND snowports resort which enjoyed its busiest day in a decade this week has unveiled plans to “ski into summer” if conditions allow.

    The Nevis Range Ski Resort says Sunday was its busiest day on the slopes in the past 10 years.

    Earlier in the week Iain Sykes, the founder of Nevis Range claimed that the resort had more snow than ever in the history of skiing there.

    The resort has now recorded snow fall for 59 consecutive days….

    The snow cover was described as “wall-to-wall”. Average snow depths are thought to be 1.6 metres on the lower slopes, 4.5 metres on the upper slopes, with some deep gully areas estimated as being over 18m deep.

    The resort was not even able to operate all of its lifts at the weekend because some lifts are still buried under the unprecedented amounts of snow.

    Some chair lifts still buried under “unprecedented” amounts of snow.
    Here’s some pics, check the buried chair lift pylons

    Reports complied by Ice Age Now

    H/T to Robert W. Felix, author of Not by Fire but by Ice who keeps a record of all those stories we never hear about.

    • Dmh says:

      Thanks Gail for digging this up for us from “”, one of my favorite sites for “cool news”! 🙂

      • Gail Combs says:

        I love that site. It provides such great SHUT_UPs for when a Warmist Dis-info agent yanks Lie # 5376 out of their asses script book:
        “But it is only cold in your area.”

    • bit chilly says:

      gail,i live in scotland, many uk sceptics actually call snow “viner” these days . the last two winters,particularly last winter have been fairly mild in the low lands ,but the ski resorts have been doing just fine.
      the met office have predicted another mild winter to come,that virtually guarantees we will have a severely cold one 🙂

      • tom0mason says:

        So, the idiots at the UK Met Office are back to long range guessing again. Maybe they like being laughed at.

        • Gail Combs says:

          If the MET office had any one with brains near the top they would steal forecasts from Joe Bastardi, Joseph D’Aleo and Piers Corbyn then synthesize there own from those.

        • tom0mason says:

          I don’t think one of the world’s oldest comedy clubs (aka UK Met Office) does sensible.

      • rah says:

        It’s bad enough when the snow cats have to plow to clear the tow rope lanes but when they have to plow to clear the lifts? Now that’s a snownado.

    • Ted says:

      Here’s the latest picture from Cryosphere Today:

      A week from the solstice, and Scotland apparently still has snow on the ground. As does Northern Ireland.

  10. Tim says:

    The year before last we had the deepest snow I can remember in Sheffield and I was born in 1966. We should be planning for global cooling, not warming.

  11. Rosco says:

    I have to object to
    “The IPCC predicted the exact opposite”

    “Opposite” – 99% confidence.

    “Exact” – o% confidence.

  12. Folks, I believe we are at a tipping point. I am sure that within the next few years as these cooling and increased snow trends continue the whole bunch of the “alarmist gang” will be publishing their research showing that CO2 is causing this global cooling. There will be a “new and improved” IPCC working group and the government money will be flowing like never before so we can stop this disaster. Oh man and his evil ways!

  13. Ron Clutz says:

    In the excitement over the Pope’s encyclical and the upcoming Paris conference, people are not talking about how CO2 mitigation efforts, if successful, would put civilization onto an unsustainable path.

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