Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Rerun From 2000: Snowfalls a "Thing of the Past"

Yes, a number of climate scientists a decade and a half ago were forecasting the end of snow.
In fact, two of them, in the same article, said:

However, the warming is so far manifesting itself more in winters which are less cold than in much hotter summers. 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.

In fairness to Dr. Viner and Dr. Parker, world temperatures had just peaked two years before and they had no way of knowing how wrong the computer model forecasts of continued warning were going to be.

These forecasts, which were spectacularly wrong after 14 years, should point to extreme caution when attempting to forecast the weather 40 years into the future.

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