Sunday, 28 November 2010

Snow (or a figment of your imagination?)

This photograph was taken yesterday at Studley Royal - a fabulous crisp day with the fresh snow crunching beneath our feet under a clear blue sky and bright winter sunshine.

And of course we don't get any of this now do we? Or may be some people should own up to saying silly things and eat their words?

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*

So there you go, folks! In what is now a third cold winter (or looking that way) with plenty of snow and not just in North Yorkshire, the global warming argument looks ever more shaky. However, one observation I'd make is that snow was a pretty rare and exciting event in 1960s South London too!

*H/T to Old Holborn for the link

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