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Snowfalls are now just a thing of the past
Back in March 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.
Australia’s “permanent” drought
2007: Tim Flannery (Australian Climate Commissioner)
“So even the rain that falls isn’t actually going to fill our dams and river systems”
2008: David Jones (Australian Bureau of Meteorology)
“There is a debate in the climate community, after … close to 12 years of drought, whether this is something permanent”
2009: Bertrand Timbal (Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research)
“But we are just not going to have that sort of good rain again as long as the system is warming up.”
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1976: A cooling trend has set in – perhaps one akin to the Little Ice Age
Professor Stephen Schneider, back in 1976:
“I have cited many examples of recent climatic variability and repeated the warnings of several well-known climatologists that a cooling trend has set in–perhaps one akin to the Little Ice Age–and that climatic variability, which is the bane of reliable food production, can be expected to increase along with the cooling.” Stephen Schneider, The Genesis Strategy, New York:Plenum, 1976, p. 90
The late Stephen Schneider then went on to become one of the world’s leading Global Warming alarmists
Click here for more on Stephen Schneider’s appearance in the May 1978 episode of “In Search of… the Coming Ice Age”
Click here to see the video “Greenhouse Conspiracy” where he first tries to deny his previous global cooling view until the interviewer catches him out by reciting a passage from Schneider’s first book where he warns of a cooling trend akin to the Little Ice Age.
UK Met Office: 2009 is expected to be one of the top-five warmest years on record
2009 is expected to be one of the top-five warmest years on record, despite continued cooling of huge areas of the tropical Pacific Ocean, a phenomenon known as La Niña.
NASA GISS: A new global temperature record will be set in 2009 or 2010
Given our expectation of the next El Niño beginning in 2009 or 2010, it still seems likely that a new global temperature record will be set within the next 1-2 years, despite the moderate negative effect of the reduced solar irradiance.
Solar cycle 24, due to peak in 2010 or 2011
Solar cycle 24, due to peak in 2010 or 2011 “looks like its going to be one of the most intense cycles since record-keeping began almost 400 years ago,” says solar physicist David Hathaway
In 2012 or 2013 we’ll have an ice-free (summer) Arctic
There’s a group that makes a very strong case that in 2012 or 2013 we’ll have an ice-free (summer) Arctic
Al Gore: Entire north polar ice cap will be gone in 2013
Al Gore on 13 December 2008: “The entire north polar ice cap will be gone in 5 years”
Arctic summers ice-free ‘by 2013’
2007: Professor Wieslaw Maslowski
“Our projection of 2013 for the removal of ice in summer is not accounting for the last two minima, in 2005 and 2007,” the researcher from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, explained to the BBC.
“So given that fact, you can argue that may be our projection of 2013 is already too conservative.”
The UK Met Office forecast up to 2014
Over the 10-year period as a whole, climate continues to warm and 2014 is likely to be 0.3 °C warmer than 2004. At least half of the years after 2009 are predicted to exceed the warmest year currently on record
Scientists say Arctic free of ice by 2015
Scientists warn climate change is causing ice in the Canadian Arctic to melt so quickly, the region will have an ice-free season in six years(2015).
$8-a-litre petrol in Australia by 2018
THE price of petrol could soar to a crippling $8 a litre over the coming decade, according to CSIRO-sponsored research to be released today.
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Ed note: Not climate related, but will be interesting to see what the petrol price is in 2018
Climate change study predicts refugees fleeing into Antarctica by 2030
Climate change will force refugees to move to Antarctica by 2030, researchers have predicted.
In the 2020s, an intense heatwave equal to the longest on record from 1951 to 1999 is likely to occur as many as five times a decade in parts of the United States
In the 2020s, an intense heatwave equal to the longest on record from 1951 to 1999 is likely to occur as many as five times a decade in parts of the United States — even if global temperatures rise by only one degree Celsius, it said.
The 2030s could be even hotter, with more and longer heatwaves and a spike in extreme seasonal temperatures in the United States.
St Andrews golf course could crumble into the North Sea by 2050
An environmental expert in St Andrews has warned the year 2050 could see the town’s famous golf course, the Old Course, crumble into the North Sea.
Tibetan glacial shrink to cut water supply by 2050
Nearly 2 billion people in, from coastal city dwellers to yak-herding nomads, will begin suffering water shortages in coming decades as shrinks glaciers on the Tibetan Plateau, experts said.
Millions of Nigerians may have to flee rising sea levels by 2058
“In 50 years with a one-metre sea-level rise, two million, three million people would be homeless … By the end of the century we would have two metres and by that stage Lagos is gone as we know it,” he said.