UPDATE: www.bfmtv.com (French). Hat-tip Verity Jones.
Where’s David Viner when you need him?
The northern hemisphere is experiencing near record high snow cover, Moscow just got buried by record snow, today Boston faces record snow, and now ski resorts in France are shutting down because of too much snow!
English language The Local here reports that “most ski resorts pray for heavy snow each winter but the people of Cauterets in the French Pyrénées may have overdone it this year. The resort had to close this week after seven metres of snow fell in recent weeks. Sixty workers at the resort, stationed 1,800 metres high in the mountains, have been working around the clock to try and clear away the snow so the resort can reopen on Friday.”
Continue reading snow causes closure of french ski resort here.
Viner isn’t the only climate scientist goofball in Europe who predicted snow would become rare. Professor Mojib Latif of Germany also made a similar claim (Spiegel Online) in 2000, copycatting Viner:
Winters with strong frosts and lots of snow like we had 20 years ago will no longer exist at out latitudes.”
Latif in fact has made a number of spectacular predictions, as the following German YouTube video shows:
Latif’s prediction in 2009 for Germany in 2050:
“Temperature s will reach 50°C!”
In 1990 Latif said:
“By 2050 global temperatures may rise 3 – 4°C“.
But in 1997 he said:
“Winters will be ice cold for the next 20 years!”
It reminds me of what baseball commentator Bob Uecker once said of Michael Jordan trying to play Major League Baseball: “Keep swinging, eventually the ball will hit the bat!”