“Children just aren’t going to know what snow is”, said scientist at the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) back in March 2000

Tim Blair -- Friday, January 08, 10 (05:42 pm)

Daily Telegraph
Jan. 10, 2010

"Snowfalls are now just a thing of the past," claimed the Independent, back in March 2000:
Britain's winter ends tomorrow with further indications of a striking environmental change: snow is starting to disappear from our lives.

Sledges, snowmen, snowballs and the excitement of waking to find that the stuff has settled outside are all a rapidly diminishing part of Britain's culture, as warmer winters – which scientists are attributing to global climate change – produce not only fewer white Christmases, but fewer white Januaries and Februaries.
What sort of kooky climate clown would ever predict such a thing?
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.
They might be getting a vague idea now. David Viner, by the way, has since become the "head of the British Council's climate change programme", whatever that means.

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