Disturbing Imagery Of The “Thing Of The Past” In Scotland

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7 Responses to Disturbing Imagery Of The “Thing Of The Past” In Scotland

  1. gator69 says:

    My mother’s side of the family were Highlanders. One of their Claymores hung in the Tower of London for many years. Beautiful bit of the map, even in snow.

  2. Jimbo says:

    Compare and laugh. :)

    Guardian – 14 Feb 2004
    Dr. David Viner Climatic Research Unit, University of East Anglia
    Global warming forces sale of Scottish winter sports resorts
    “Unfortunately, it’s just getting too hot for the Scottish ski industry,” said David Viner, of the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia. “It is very vulnerable to climate change; the resorts have always been marginal in terms of snow and, as the rate of climate change increases, it is hard to see a long-term future.”

    Fast forward exactly 10 years later and what do we see?

    Daily Mail – 14 February 2014
    Scottish ski resorts have had more snow than Sochi – and skiers are warned over AVALANCHE risk
    The Ski Club of Great Britain has reported depths of 285cm at Glencoe Mountain, 250cm at Cairngorm Mountain and 200cm at Nevis Range.

    This comes after they reported a depth of only 128cm at Whistler in Canada, the host of the 2010 Winter Olympics, a few days ago.
    …..
    The huge snowfalls have led to safety warnings being imposed by mountain rescue.

  3. Anto says:

    Somebody call Porter Fox. I hear he’s been looking for snow everywhere and can’t find any.

  4. Jimbo says:

    Hi Steve, I have collected a few of Dr. Viners pronouncements.

    Guardian – 8 August 1999
    You’ll wish you weren’t there…
    The man who compiled the study, Dr David Viner, senior research scientist at the University of East Anglia, told The Observer: ‘The Mediterranean is turning into a sauna. The human body cannot

    cope. Temperatures will soon be so high in summer that many people will find them unbearable.

    ‘British people make matters worse for themselves by hitting the drink and getting sunburnt all day. With soaring temperatures, many tourists will stay away.’

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    Guardian – 11 September 1999

    Tropical diseases spreading north
    Warning as mayor orders spraying of New York

    …He said: “The malaria-carrying mosquitoes die off if it’s too hot or it’s too cold, so with climate change they are gradually moving north as temperatures warm up. Malaria is the biggest

    killer on the planet which is why everyone is so worried about it…

    ———————————-

    Independent – 20 March 2000
    Snowfalls are now just a thing of the past
    …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….

    ———————————-

    Guardian – 4 November 2001
    British spring comes early as winter takes a year off
    …’The winters are warming up far more than the summers. There’s no snowfall any more,’ said Dr David Viner of the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia…

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    Guardian – 14 Feb 2004
    Global warming forces sale of Scottish winter sports resorts
    “Unfortunately, it’s just getting too hot for the Scottish ski industry,” said David Viner, of the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia. “It is very vulnerable to

    climate change; the resorts have always been marginal in terms of snow and, as the rate of climate change increases, it is hard to see a long-term future.”

    ———————————-

    Guardian – 28 July 2006
    Climate change could bring tourists to UK – report
    Climate change could “dramatically” change the face of British tourism in the next 20 years, with European tourists flocking to the UK to escape unbearably hot continental summers, experts say….

    Academic David Viner, a researcher at the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit in Norwich, produced the report after analysing the work of experts around the globe.

    “The likelihood [is] that Mediterranean summers may be too hot for tourists after 2020, as a result of too much heat and water shortages,” the study said.

    There were “opportunities for the revival of northern European resorts, including Blackpool, in the next 20 years, as climate change and rising transport costs offer new holiday

    opportunities,” it said….

    ———————————-

    Guardian – 9 January 2007
    What’s happened to winter?
    We’re supposed to be deep in January gloom, but across the country lambs are gambolling and daffodils are blooming. Is it El Niño? Global Warming? By Patrick Barkham
    “If it carries on like this, we could experience a year without a winter for the first time,” says Dr David Viner of the University of East Anglia’s climatic research unit.

    He agrees that there could still be a cold snap but argues that what we are experiencing fits the pattern of warming and us hitting the upper end of the 1.5C to 5.8C temperature range forecast by

    the IPCC. “The pathway we’re following is the high end [of that range],” says Dr Viner. “It’s very bad news”.

  5. Andy Oz says:

    December 2010 was coldest December in 100 years in Scotland, and the UK.
    Check out the chart. pre 1940 warming and cooling cycle.
    http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/news/releases/archive/2011/cold-dec

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