Brits Just Won’t Know What An Intelligent Scientist Is

Five years ago, the Met Office’s top scientist said that Scottish skiing is a thing of the past.

09 February  2009

Alex Hill, the chief government adviser with the Met Office, told The Scotsman there was no future for skiing in Scotland because climate change would see winters become too warm for regular snowfall.

Mr Hill said: “Put it this way: I won’t be investing in the skiing industry.

Skiing is ‘doomed’ … so enjoy it while it lasts – The Scotsman

Five years later, their problem is that the chair lifts are buried in snow

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BBC News – Skiers warned of terrain traps in Scotland’s mountains

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11 Responses to Brits Just Won’t Know What An Intelligent Scientist Is

  1. Anto says:

    Britains just won’t know what an intelligence quotient is.

  2. Andy DC says:

    Doomed ski industry. Can’t ski if the chair lifts are buried. Maybe by May or June.

  3. Jimbo says:

    Here is Dr. David Viner back in 2004 talking about the doomed Scottish ski industry.
    Guardian – 14 February 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.”
    http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2004/feb/14/climatechange.scotland

  4. Rosco says:

    How old is the guy in the photo – is he young enough to be one of the children who just won’t know what snow is ?

    Given it’s now 14 years on – probably !

  5. Tel says:

    Mr Hill said: “Put it this way: I won’t be investing in the skiing industry.

    Is that guy a licensed investment advisor?

  6. Bob Knows says:

    Lying BBC media wanks have no memory of their own lies they told yesterday.

  7. Brian H says:

    Obviously from the Glenshee webcams, the snow fences are not high enough. They’re about to be buried.

  8. Andy Oz says:

    Shock news: unprecedented Droughtflood hits UK:
    Wettest UK winter since Mad King George III was running England.
    http://www.itv.com/news/update/2014-02-11/uk-on-track-for-wettest-winter-in-250-years/

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