I’ve never seen this much snow forecast for southern England.
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.
Meanwhile, I’m still in Boulder because it keeps snowing here. Hoping to get out on the road today.