Monday, January 21, 2013

Prediction is hard, especially about the future

Peer-reviewed Scientist, March 2000:
However, the warming is so far manifesting itself more in winters which are less cold than in much hotter summers. 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.
Non peer-reviewed non-scientist, January 2013:
Snow and icy conditions are continuing across the UK for the fourth day in a row. Click on the images below to find out more about some of the areas that have seen most disruption.

Heathrow Airport reduced its schedule on Monday by about 10% - cutting about 130 flights - in anticipation of low visibility. Heathrow cancelled 300 flights on Sunday and weather conditions also led to more than 40 cancellations at London City Airport.
But remember, always trust Peer-Reviewed Science®!  It's Peer-Reviewed, so it can't be wrong!


Rev. Paul said...

Not a prediction; just a wish-list from the environazis.

Opinionated Grump (Rich in NC) said...

I see you channeling Yogi Berra there...BTW is it cold in here?
Rich in NC

Old NFO said...

Yeah, right... :-)