So how were the predictions from the the climatic research unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia

Everyone might remember the ruckus over the leaked emails from the CRU at the University of East Anglia last year. Here is any interesting prediction that they made 10 years ago about snow in the UK.

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. . . .

Now this year seems to not exactly fit into their predictions.

Coldest December since records began as temperatures plummet to minus 10C bringing travel chaos across Britain
Last updated at 11:38 AM on 18th December 2010
-- Millions begin the big Christmas and New Year getaway early as the AA urged motorists to beware of the ‘worst driving conditions imaginable’
-- Quarter of train services disrupted, travel warning in Kent
-- Experts warn of a backlog of up to 4 million of parcels which could remain undelivered this Christmas
-- The NHS issues an urgent appeal for blood donors as concerns grow over shortages
-- Councils reveal plans to share grit amid fears the cold snap could last until January 14
-- Odds shortened even further on a ‘White Christmas’ in some parts of the country next Saturday
Swathes of Britain skidded to a halt today as the big freeze returned - grounding flights, closing rail links and leaving traffic at a standstill.
And tonight the nation was braced for another 10in of snow and yet more sub-zero temperatures - with no let-up in the bitterly cold weather for at least a month, forecasters have warned.
The Arctic conditions are set to last through the Christmas and New Year bank holidays and beyond and as temperatures plummeted to -10c (14f) the Met Office said this December was ‘almost certain’ to become the coldest since records began in 1910. . . .

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Blogger Martin G. Schalz said...

Geez, Dr. Lott. Are you not aware that the effects of Global Warming are in full swing right now?

I live in Michigan, and I can assure you that the Bank will unfreeze my assets when spring arrives...

Until that time comes, I will simply enjoy the 260 degree temps I am curently enjoying right now. Kelvin Scale makes my day much more enjoyable than those other scales do!

12/20/2010 1:19 PM  

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