Watching Sky news, they are reporting all sorts of outages all over the UK due to snow.
Somewhere around 50 folks stuck on a train for 1/2 a day as the power rail was frozen.
Airports all over shut.
Schools are shut.
Four Wheel Vehicle owners helping rescue stranded drivers and ambulance drivers.
Military called out to help get hospital workers and police to work.
Highways shut. Hundreds of folks stuck in their cars awaiting “rescue”.
One of the news readers looking very tired as he only barely got to work and that with too little sleep.
Snow. Lots of it. All over the UK.
Here’s an older article when the UK got into a snow pile before, 8 years ago:
I love Michelle Malkin. Such a charmer and with such a wit. She quotes the global warming wet pants brigade here:
Global warming, the heating of the atmosphere by increased amounts of industrial gases, is now accepted as a reality by the international community. Average temperatures in Britain were nearly 0.6Â°C higher in the Nineties than in 1960-90, and it is estimated that they will increase by 0.2C every decade over the coming century. Eight of the 10 hottest years on record occurred in the Nineties.
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.
Hey, Dr. Viner! I think the children are very much aware of the snow now, and I’m pretty sure everyone with a car or telly has a clue what snow looks like.
A blizzard will do that for you.
So why isn’t Dr. Viner being presented on the BBC and Sky and outright laughed at? His “predictions” were exactly wrong and all of the UK knows it now. At least twice in a decade.
There needs to be a public tongue lashing for anyone making such stupid-wrong statements and trying to set policy based on them. The nutty bars need to be called out, and culled out, of their institutions (and perhaps inspected for admission to other institutions…)
I wonder if we can start using sales figures for 4 Wheel Drive Vehicles as a snow and cold gauge / proxy… It ought to work better than the corrupted thermometer data…