I think I remember reading the Independent in March 2000 when they reported that:
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. (Independent)
The advice was clear and unequivocal: global warming was going to lead to warmer winters, heat blistering summers and less snow. You can pretty much read this as: “the next generation of children won’t” which was pretty hard hitting stuff if you happened to be parent of young children waiting to experience their first Christmas snow.
So, when I hear the same kind of “experts” making the same kind of bland statements about the climate, and being reported in the same casual way by the media then like Bishop Hill I too am disgusted with the way these self-proclaimed “experts” behave.
Just as the 2000 lies were a direct response to spells of weather as the Independent article clearly spells out:
“Britain’s winter ends tomorrow with further indications of a striking environmental change: snow is starting to disappear from our lives.”
As the last few winters have shown, snow has not disappeared from our lives, nor have the soothsayers and climate prophets (or is that profits?) who now try to tell us that “they predicted snow all along”.
This winter’s heavy snowfalls and other extreme storms could well be related to increased moisture in the air due to global climate change, a panel of scientists said on Tuesday. (Reuters)
This is just the same Jackenory “science” using a short-term variation in the weather to suggest long term change which is not happening. This is what climategate was really about: climate “scientists” pretending to be informing the public of scientific facts, whilst really acting acting as propaganda agents for a doomsday cult with no scientific foundation.
The cult still remains, its just now the weather has proven that it remains as cold as ever the cult has to spin their web of deceit to include increasing snow as well as increasing heat.