This amazing winter storm reminded me of David Viner, “climate scientist” and part of the mythical “97% consensus”, who said as follows:
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:
That was in 2000, almost 23 years ago.
I wonder what Viner has to say about our current tropical heatwave, which has people stranded by flood waters and forest fires on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, shedding clothing in order to cool off, and missing the good old days when we had snow.
Actually, I did not have to wonder. Viner issued a press release yesterday concerning the current tropical heat wave that is engulfing our nation:
“As I predicted, the days of children playing in snow ended long ago, and the world is now engulfed in one heat wave after another, the current one just one most recent. As a professional climate scientist, being correct in my prediction does not please or satisfy me. I too miss snow and cold weather, I too wish I could ski in the Alps and frolic in snow banks with children. But Climate Change ended all of that, just as I and my colleagues have long predicted.”
OK, he did not say that. He’s mum about his utterly boneheaded and stupid year-2000 prediction, and since that time, as with all professional Climate Change fanatics, has failed upward.
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Viner is a clown and a favourite of Guardian climate change scaremongers.
To be slightly fair, Viner and other chosen “experts” were talking talking vaguely to the Telegraph about snow in either England or Britain [big difference] without specifying which latitudes or elevations thereof
But it’s still bunkum nearly [a few…] 23 years later.
An even sillier quote from the same 2000 article:
“David Parker, at the Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research in Berkshire, says ultimately, British children could have only virtual experience of snow.”
The reality is that children in balmy South-eastern England just had a week of playing outside in real life on that white fluffy stuff in sub-zero temperatures before the warm westerlies came in off the Atlantic.
This recent article by David Skripac summarized nicely, I think. I do not know this author personally, but am interested in his views.
“If the UN sponsors and delegates at the COP27 summit were actually concerned for humanity’s well-being, at the very least they should have discussed the possible impacts that weather modification is having on the environment. Also, they should have dealt with the two real existential crises threatening humankind’s survival: the reduction in male sperm counts and soil degradation around the globe.
To wit: The world population recently hit eight billion, but birth rates across the world are consistently declining. Shanna Swan, an epidemiologist at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York and a leading scholar of reproductive health, projects that sperm counts of the median male are set to hit zero by 2045.
With the introduction in the 1970s of endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in plastics, male sperm counts have dropped 50 percent to 60 percent—an average of 1 percent to 2 percent per year—between 1973 and 2011. A recent study from Israel has found that sperm counts worldwide have plunged 62 percent in under fifty years—a decades-long trend that is still accelerating.
COP27 delegates also never discussed the damaging effects GMO crops are having on the environment. (That topic hasn’t been broached at any UN conference, come to think of it.) GMO crops are sprayed with herbicides, such as Bayer’s Roundup, which contain the active ingredient glyphosate, the most ubiquitous cancer-causing herbicide/antibiotic on the planet. Moreover, the devastating effects chemical farming is having on the air we breathe and on the erosion of arable land is also never mentioned at any UN gathering.
I repeat: If the governments represented at the COP27 summit were actually concerned about saving humanity and wildlife and the environment from all manner of toxins and pollutants, the aforementioned crises would have been at the top of their agenda.
But, then again, COP has never been about saving the planet or humanity.”
Nice comment, but a better post Steve. You own this topic and bring to us links we would not find without you.
“But could all that blather about climate catastrophe and climate justice be nothing more than a smoke screen covering up a nefarious scheme—a scheme designed to monopolise the world’s resources for the benefit of a select few?”
That is exactly what is happening. They are implementing what they call Stakeholder Capitalism worldwide. And they use words like sustainable and affordable, which are really just warm and fuzzy terms for austerity. Everything they are doing is summarized in the 17 Sustainable Development Goals within the Agenda 2030 plan. And the worst part is that they have an army of useful idiots cheering on their own demise all in the name of saving the planet from man made climate change.
My dad shares articles from The Epoch Times occasionally, from which I learn that the birthrate among Muslims outpaces everyone else. Not sure if they have falling sperm counts as well, or if that’s accounted for in the demographic projections the article gave..? Even in Europe they have 3.5 children on average.