Hysteria as a response to snow

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As with many things Charlie Brooker was there first. The video below was from three years ago. #Snowmageddon has become a staple story in the UK with the first winter snow.

What might be inter­est­ing is what snow ter­ror tells us about cli­mate change.

There’s an inter­est­ing news story from 2000, with an awful head­line but a couple of inter­est­ing quotes.
http://​www​.inde​pend​ent​.co​.uk/​e​n​v​i​r​o​n​m​e​n​t​/​s​n​o​w​f​a​l​l​s​-​a​r​e​-​n​o​w​-​j​u​s​t​-​a​-​t​h​i​n​g​-​o​f​-​t​h​e​-​p​a​s​t​-​7​2​4​0​1​7​.​h​tml

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”.

Heavy snow will return occa­sion­ally, says Dr Viner, but when it does we will be unpre­pared. “We’re really going to get caught out. Snow will prob­ably cause chaos in 20 years time,” he said.

So apart from the quotes com­pletely dis­agree­ing with the head­line in the story, has Dr Viner’s pre­dic­tion come true? Does global warm­ing mean we’ll freak out when snow comes?

In the Telegraph Boris Johnson has just pos­ted: It’s snow­ing, and it really feels like the start of a mini ice age.
http://​www​.tele​graph​.co​.uk/​c​o​m​m​e​n​t​/​c​o​l​u​m​n​i​s​t​s​/​b​o​r​i​s​j​o​h​n​s​o​n​/​9​8​1​4​6​1​8​/​I​t​s​-​s​n​o​w​i​n​g​-​a​n​d​-​i​t​-​r​e​a​l​l​y​-​f​e​e​l​s​-​l​i​k​e​-​t​h​e​-​s​t​a​r​t​-​o​f​-​a​-​m​i​n​i​-​i​c​e​-​a​g​e​.​h​tml

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2 thoughts on “Hysteria as a response to snow

  1. Hi Alun if you want I can lend some over 33 Celsius degree nights to help you be warmed. But, please, send me some low Celsius degree days to help drop down the tem­per­at­ures here over than 40 Celsius degree over-day.

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