Steve Conner 2011 : “snowfalls are becoming less frequent in Britain”

So a headline saying that “snowfalls are now just a thing of the past” is not a scientific prediction or statement. It is a newspaper headline, and should be treated as an invitation to read the entire story, which in this case clearly pointed out that snowfalls are becoming less frequent in Britain. This is still the case even with the experience of having two snowy winters on the run.

Which explains why many cities in the UK have run out of grit the last three or four winters.

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21 Responses to Steve Conner 2011 : “snowfalls are becoming less frequent in Britain”

  1. Andy Weiss says:

    There must be snowfall records for Britian going back well over a hundred years. A close examination of those records should reveal the truth of the matter.

    In Washington, DC, the average annual snowfall has gone down a few inches over the last 50 years, but we had our snowiest season on record during the 2009-10 winter. DC also have had 6 snowstorms over 15 inches in the last 32 years while none during the previous 55 years.

    So go figure, we are getting less snow but bigger snowstorms. That is a sure sign of a climate disruption and impending doom!

  2. Jimbo says:

    The commenters over at the Independent are giving this nutter a right thrashing.

    Independent – 2000
    “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.”

    This statement is clearly false.

    Rundown of UK snow 2000 – 2010 (Most years it snowed ;))

    I have not even touched on this past winter in the UK.

  3. Jimbo says:

    Steve Connor thinks we are all stupid or have a short memory. Thankfully the internet has a memory my friend. 🙂 FAIL!

    Independent – 27 June 2008
    “It seems unthinkable, but for the first time in human history, ice is on course to disappear entirely from the North Pole this year.”
    By Steve Connor, Science Editor


  4. Amino Acids in Meteorites says:


    Obama falls back down in polls, approval down 2%, bin Laden bump gone

    • Amino Acids in Meteorites says:

      Now that Trump steps out who will the Republican President in January, 2013 be?

      • The Republicans need someone with a lot of testosterone, like Sarah Palin or Jan Brewer. The estrogen levels of Gingrich and the rest of the Republican men are just too high.

      • Amino Acids in Meteorites says:

        Gingrich is quite a character, isn’t he. He’s a box of chocolates, you NEVER know what you’re going to get from him.

    • Amino Acids in Meteorites says:

      I am wondering who those 2% were that thought Obama’s approval should have gone up over bin Laden. Obama taking credit for the killing of Osama bin Laden is like the rooster taking credit for the sun rise.

  5. Amino Acids in Meteorites says:


    Man not meeting eligibility requirement to run for Mayor of Chicago sworn in as Mayor of Chicago:

    Rahm Emanuel sworn in as Chicago’s mayor…….promising to save the city from financial meltdown

    Laws do not matter in Chicago politics. Barack Obama came out of Chicago.

    Now, about that raised seal……………….

  6. Jimbo says:

    Independent – 2005
    “Global warming ‘past the point of no return’
    They believe global warming is melting Arctic ice so rapidly that the region is beginning to absorb more heat from the sun, causing the ice to melt still further and so reinforcing a vicious cycle of melting and heating…………………………………Experts believe that such a loss of Arctic sea ice in summer has not occurred in hundreds and possibly thousands of years.”
    By Steve Conner, Science Editor

    I love Arctic experts. Particulary those over the last 100 years.

  7. ldlas says:

    According to CET all winters after 1989 were colder than that of 1989.

  8. Amino Acids in Meteorites says:


    Does anyone trust Obama, Holder, and Hillary to create a “Strategy For International Cybersecurity”?

  9. Amino Acids in Meteorites says:


    Are you ready for President Romney?

    Romney phone bank raises $10.25M in a single day……his network of wealthy donors…..

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