Way back in the year 2000, yes it was a long time ago, it was reported in England by a senior research scientist at the climatic research unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia (yes that's the same one that brought us Climategate) said that Winter was basically over for the world. Yes we can look back on these words of wisdom that has bought us a Cap and Trade, Carbon tax's, Carbon trading, and nearly an Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) in Australia. Can anyone remember this, it was reported all over the world. Incase some have forgotten, have a read:-
Britain's winter ends tomorrow with further indications of a striking environmental change: snow is starting to disappear from our lives.
Sledges, snowmen, snowballs and the excitement of waking to find that the stuff has settled outside are all a rapidly diminishing part of Britain's culture, as warmer winters - which scientists are attributing to global climate change - produce not only fewer white Christmases, but fewer white January's and February's.
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.
All this and much, much more was reported in The Independent in March 2000.
Experts warned freezing winds would sweep across Eastern parts of England bringing up to 10cm of snow and sending temperatures crashing below zero. Mirror November 2008.
UK shivers in record low temperatures. Sydney Morning Herald November 2010
A general view of motorists driving through the heavy snowfall, in Stanley, England. Photo: SCOTT HEPPELL (from the Picture Gallery).
Sydney Morning Herald Picture Gallery.
Finally someone got a bit sick and tired of all the wrong information that Britain's Met Office come under fire. The Sunday Times 2010
There are of course a lot more, but I'm sure you get the picture, exactly the same thing has been happening in America as well, people get told one thing, you are supposed to believe it, but you find a few years down the track, it just wasn't right.
All these people have since got smarter, and now they make their predictions for 2020/2050, these seem to be the magic dates now. Anyway Australia's snow is going to be that thin that it is going to melt the minute it hits the ground, hence no more skiing.
2008 in Australia, and we have headlines from the ABC:- Global Warming to shorten ski season:-CSIRO.
There's going to be shorter snow seasons, not as much depth of snow on the ground, with that situation deteriorating further as we go through the century. ABC May 2008.
Winter comes Early Mt Baw Baw has been blanketed with more than 30cm of fresh snow as eager snowboarders take to the slopes well ahead of the official opening to the ski season.
Herald Sun May 2011.
The latest of course is now Climate Change brings snow as well,but isn't the idea of a carbon tax, cap and trade etc. to stop the world from warming? I feel they were left scratching their heads and this is the best they could come up with. Must keep that money coming in at all cost.