The Thing Of The Past Returns

I’ve never seen this much snow forecast for southern England.

Europe-wide Next 3 Days Accumulated Snow

Experts told us 18 years ago that this was impossible, thanks to a harmless, essential trace gas.

According to 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.

David Parker, at the Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research in Berkshire, says ultimately, British children could have only virtual experience of snow. Via the internet, they might wonder at polar scenes – or eventually “feel” virtual cold.

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

Meanwhile, I’m still in Boulder because it keeps snowing here. Hoping to get out on the road today.

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13 Responses to The Thing Of The Past Returns

  1. oldbrew says:

    Has anyone blamed the Russians yet?

    • gregole says:

      As a matter of fact, I have noticed a few allusions to the European cold snap coming from the east and by proxy Russia. I have yet to see anyone linking it directly to Putin, but give it some time.

  2. gregole says:

    Looks like England is getting hammered with snow and cold and it’s coming up on spring…whatever happened to the heating-effects of Man-Made CO2 making snow “a thing of the past”? Something is seriously wrong with the Man-Made CO2-causes-heating-conjecture.

    The Met is on the case though: https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2018/02/24/met-office-predicted-the-cold-weather-that-they-did-not-predict/

    • Andy DC says:

      Definitely a wild week of weather upcoming for the UK this week. Early in the week, extreme cold and high winds accompanied by bands of North Sea affect snow that will make it seem like Buffalo in places stuck under the bands. Places in SE and the east of England that seldom see much snow could locally pile up phenomenal amounts over a period of several days. Finally, late in the week, an Atlantic storm should interact with the cold air in place and produce a more widespread blizzard.

      Perhaps a period of weather not seen since 1947 and 1963. Could be crippling in many places. The “thing of the past” is making quite a comeback!

    • Phil. says:

      As David Viner said (but is usually omitted from the quotes) : ‘Heavy snow will return occasionally, says Dr Viner, but when it does we will be unprepared. “We’re really going to get caught out. Snow will probably cause chaos in 20 years time,” he said.”

  3. PJB says:

    Argh, we are fleeing the Great White North for a month on the Costa del Sol…. the rain in Spain falls mainly on the tourists????? :(

  4. Colorado Wellington says:

    I’d say watch the snowdrifts with the gusts out there but you know it.

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