French Ski Resort To Open For Skiing in June For The First Time In History!

It’s been a cold 2013 so far in Central and Western Europe. Last weekend snow fell in Austria, Germany, and the Czech Republic.

Pyrenees Nicolas Guionnet

Global warming in France in June! Photo credit: Nicolas Guionnet, Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Europeans are wondering whatever happened to global warming. Climate institutes, who just years ago predicted warm, snow-less winters, have turned 180° and are now insisting that the Little Ice Age-like conditions that have gripped Europe over the last 5 years are actually signs of global warming after all! Fortunately, very few people believe them.

Not only has snow become more frequent in the winter, but now ski slopes in the French Pyrenees are reporting that they will be open for (snow) skiing in June – the first time in history the French Local here reports.

A combination of a icy winter and a chilly spring has meant that for the first time ever in the month of June, skiers will have the option of heading to the pistes in the French Pyrenees, French TV TF1 reported on Wednesday.”

Remember how super-computer climate models predicted snow being rare and would end much of the European ski industry? Precisely the opposite is happening (my emphasis):

The Pyrenees witnessed heavy snow falls throughout the winter that led to regular avalanche alerts being put in place and at point in the ski season stations had to close because there was too much snow.”

This is hilarious. A climate scientist just couldn’t be made to look more foolish. Well, take that back. They are making themselves look even more foolish: Now they are claiming that all the cold and snow is global warming!

The Local ends but offering a small ray of hope to once warm and sunny France and Spain: “…there is hope the sun might make an appearance in France in July and August.”

Read it all here.

 

11 responses to “French Ski Resort To Open For Skiing in June For The First Time In History!”

  1. Ulrich Elkmann

    Météo France gives a “chance of 70-80%” for a “Year without a Summer” (think 1816):
    http://www.lematin.ch/monde/europe/annee-2013-annee/story/18457767

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_Without_a_Summer

  2. mwhite

    “ittle Ice Age-like conditions that have gripped Europe over the last 5 years are actually signs of global warming”

    http://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2013/05/28/team-moron-prediction-in-2009-world-will-warm-faster-than-predicted-in-next-five-years-study-warns/

    “Team Moron Prediction In 2009 – “World will warm faster than predicted in next five years, study warns”

    HaHa

    1. mwhite

      “How will Earth’s surface temperature change in future decades?
      Judith L. Lean1 and David H. Rind2”

      http://www.environmentportal.in/files/Earth%20surface%20temperature.pdf

      1. DirkH

        Lean1? Rind2? Are they Borg?

        1. goldminor

          That’s funny!

  3. thebiggreenlie

    Is Al Gore hitting the slopes????

  4. DirkH

    Two ways the EU will solve its problems:

    Wave power is the energy of the future.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-22611317
    Sea weed is the energy of the future.
    http://www.euronews.com/2013/05/27/seaweed-sea-fuel/

    /sarc

    1. John F. Hultquist

      The magazine Scientific American of April 1913 (yes, 1913) had a cover story about future energy delivery systems. The cover illustration is of a color painting of a wooden structure about 4 times the height of a man (perched on it apparently during assembly) with the thing seemingly in the breaking waves of a gently slopping beach. This is on display on page 90 of the April 2013 issue as the 100-year part of a chronicle (that is, 50, 100, 150 yrs). The original story claimed “. . . we are making extensive use of water power, or ‘white coal’ as it is called.” Then it says the apparatus is currently being installed in Venice, Calif. Problem solved!

  5. R. de Haan

    France Meteo predicts the coldest summer in 200 years: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/351008

  6. Ike
  7. Jimbo

    Remember the end of the Scottish ski industry? Well it has bounced back in the last few years with bumper snowfalls. The last resort closed around the 21 May! Maybe next year they will open in June.

    At the end of the day any theory has to make predictions, we then compare it with observations. When it comes to snow they have failed in Western Europe. They are just a bunch of dishonest bastards who keep changing their story or should I say fairy tales. What idiots.