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Cold, snowy winter disproves climate models

Flash back to Monday, March 20, 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,” the UK’s Independent reported. “‘Children just aren’t going to know what snow is,’ he said.”

Recent headlines seem to differ, including “Coldest temps since late 1800s in East,” “Life-threatening freeze hits South,” and, “Chicago smashes record.”

In the mid-Atlantic, the Chattanoogan reported in February, “some daily record lows set during the late-1800s will be challenged.”

The Washington Post reported on Feb. 20, “We talk about record highs a lot in Washington, but the recently unfathomable was accomplished this morning. We broke a record low. A temperature of 5 degrees was enough to smash a 120-year-old record for the date — a moment worthy of meteorological reflection.”

The ABC news affiliate in Toledo, Ohio, reported in February that, “We are also on pace now to come very close to the all-time record for the coldest and snowiest February since 1871.”

Dr. Viner may wish to go back to his climate models for a bit of tweaking. We might be better off looking at unaltered historical temperatures and trends instead of woefully inaccurate climate models done by climate scientists dependent on government funding to retain their jobs.

People with interest in climate science might wish to learn what the Dalton and Maunder minimums were and why there’s a possibility we might have another solar minimum in the not-too-distant future. Also, it wouldn’t hurt anyone to read about the Medieval Warm Period and the Little Ice Age to gain a more realistic perspective on climate change. Such information can be found easily in Encyclopedia Britannica or other reasonably current encyclopedias.