Thursday, December 31, 2009

The last...

Steven Gerrard playing for Liverpool against Aston Villa a few days ago.
Spot the little white things they played in.

The last day of 2009.

The last post of mine in 2009.

The last of the snow in the United Kingdom for ever.

What? The last of the snow in the United Kingdom for ever?

Well that's what they were saying in 2000.

So as the decade ends I leave it with the knowledge that when it started, alarmists were, um, er, alarming us.

And nothing changed in the intervening years.

Hat Tip: NZ Conservative.


ZenTiger said...

Looks a bit like snow...

as in "snow job"

Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

"The last of the snow in the United Kingdom for ever."

The article says no such thing, Dr Viner actually says:
"within a few years winter snowfall will become "a very rare and exciting event"."

"Heavy snow will return occasionally,... Snow will probably cause chaos in 20 years time,"

alex Masterley said...

I wonder if the author of that article is still employed by the Independent?

Gooner said...

Thanks Anon. That "within a few years" is about 2003.

I wonder if snow has been a "rare and exciting event" between 2003 and 2009 in the UK?

Somehow I don't think so. Aston Villa v Liverpool is evidence of that, and that's just one of them.

Anonymous said...

"That "within a few years" is about 2003."

3 would be the absolute minimum for a definition of "a few" wouldn't it? Even a dozen, twenty or more could be described as "a few" depending on context (a few grains of sand), and you're ignoring my second quote from Dr Viner.
But in some respects I'd agree with you over Dr Viner, there's going to be plenty of instances of snow as a result of arctic air being dragged down over Europe in strong winter southerlies for decades to come, climate change is a slow process, too often it's promoted as something that'll cause dramatic changes if not in this decade then in the next.

Andrew W

Anonymous said...

Thanks for those comments, Andrew Warmist.

ZenTiger said...

Dr Viner might say a "very rare and exciting event" but he also says things like "Children just aren't going to know what snow is", and the general thrust of the article is that snow is on the way out.

Yet my post links 2 major snowfalls in the same year, 10 months apart.

His article is alarmist science, which is different from real science. If he wants to make predictions like that, don't we get to test his hypothesis?