Your Fault: White Christmas’ Are Less Likely In The UK

Remember this oldy but goody?


The Independent, 2000:

Snow is starting to disappear from our lives. Sledges, snowmen, snowballs and the excitement of waking to find that the stuff has settled outside are all a rapidly diminishing part of Britain’s culture, as warmer winters – which scientists are attributing to global climate change – produce not only fewer white Christmases, but fewer white Januaries and Februaries … Global warming, the heating of the atmosphere by increased amounts of industrial gases, is now accepted as a reality by the international community … According to Dr David Viner, a senior research scientist at the climatic research unit 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.

The Independent wiped that one off the Internet, but, Watts Up With That? has it in an archive, because it was just very, very silly, and spawned all sorts of “schoolkids won’t know what snow is!” parodies. But, the climate cult keeps trying, like here, because they will never give up

Snow chance: how white Christmases have become rarer in Britain

Outside of advertisements and Hollywood films, idyllic snow-filled Christmas scenes are becoming increasingly rare in the UK, according to a Guardian analysis.

The UK has faced bitter cold this week, with Sunday’s snowfall leading to travel disruption and a level 3 cold weather alert for the whole of England until Friday morning. Next week is set to be milder, however, with the chance of a white Christmas remaining low for most parts of the UK.

Analysis shows the chances of a white Christmas have become slimmer as the climate has grown warmer. On average, snow was much less likely to fall on Christmas Day in the 2010s than it was in the 1960s, according to data from the Met Office. At the same time, average temperatures on Christmas Day are warmer in all parts of the UK.

The data shows that only eight white Christmases were observed at 44 analysed weather stations in the 2010s, less than half the number of any other decade since records started.

Why is this in any way a surprise during a Holocene warm period? This is expected. Of course, the graph at the UK Guardian only goes back to the 1960’s (using a Met Office factsheet, which only goes back to 1960), when the world was in a slight cooling time. This is literally an updated version of their 2016 article. According to the same Met Office, the warmest Christmas in the UK was 1920. I’ve tried digging to find pre-1960 data for comparison. Unsurprisingly, damned near impossible to find. But, again, there’s nothing unusual about a Holocene warm period getting warm. No need to assign notions of witchcraft.

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23 Responses to “Your Fault: White Christmas’ Are Less Likely In The UK”

  1. Animal says:

    We’ve had almost four feet of snow here in the Susitna Valley in the last week. I guarandamntee you Alaska kids know what a white Christmas looks like.

  2. Hairy says:

    Teach why do you think that temps are getting warmer
    Scientists day it is because of greenhouse gases trapping hest
    Why do YOU think they are increasing?

  3. Hairy says:

    Susitna Valley High School reports less than 3′ of snow.
    Are you telling us the truth?

  4. Dana says:

    Last white Christmas I had was in 2002, when we got 14″ of heavy, wet snow in Jim Thorpe, and lost sparktricity for 30 hours. Christmas dinner, such as it was, was cooked on the grill out back, as our electric range wasn’t available.

    Our humble abode was heated by a heating oil boiler . . . which required electricity, so we had no heat, either. I was pretty much in, “Bah, humbug!” mode for that particular white Christmas!

  5. Jl says:

    She published her info, fully sourced and computer code given, in her blog. Any of her “peers” can review and either praise her work or trash her work. If her data can be refuted, then where she did or didn’t publish it would be irrelevant

  6. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Jill typed: She published her info, fully sourced and computer code given, in her blog.

    Hardly. And in comments Phin called a challenging commenter “a fool” and that she was “a meta level above”.

    Here’s the sum total of her “meta level” discussion from her “article”.

    And then you realize what kind of a blatant fraud the IPCC really is. 3 W/m2 over ~70 years or 4 W/m2 over ~35 years completely wipes away their nonsense. But facts won’t stop them from playing their little game of blaming those they want to punish, sad to say. Enjoy ???? -Zoe

    It’s all a global conspiracy by IPCC/NASA/scientists/dems/commies. Strong argument.

    Phin argued that the like/dislike ratio of WH Youtube videos proved Biden didn’t receive 8 million more votes than tRump. It’s all a conspiracy by dem/commies.

    Phin argued that ivermectin worked. It’s all a global conspiracy WHO/CDC/scientists/dems/commies.

    Phin argued that viruses do not exist. It’s all a global conspiracy by WHO/CDC/medicine/NIH/scientists/dems/commies.

    • CarolAnn says:

      Ivermectin does work fanatics see only that which confirms their fanaticism. Look how he ignores any facts, claims, arguments against MMGW, Wuhan flu, magical sex transformations, Hunter, his pedo father, inflation, I could go on.

      This is a guy who had the pronoun “we” before it was woke to do it.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:


        We rely on medical reports rather than blog posts. Also, the link you supplied is broken.

        From a 2022 meta-analysis for the Cochrane Database.

        Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2022 Jun 21
        Ivermectin for Preventing and Treating COVID-19
        Maria Popp et al.

        Authors’ conclusions: For outpatients, there is currently low- to high-certainty evidence that ivermectin has no beneficial effect for people with COVID-19. Based on the very low-certainty evidence for inpatients, we are still uncertain whether ivermectin prevents death or clinical worsening or increases serious adverse events, while there is low-certainty evidence that it has no beneficial effect regarding clinical improvement, viral clearance and adverse events. No evidence is available on ivermectin to prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection.

        Note the authors did NOT categorically state that ivermectin was ineffective, just there was little strong evidence to support the claim.

        It’s reasonable to conclude that ivermectin does NOT have an obviously recognizable effect on Covid-19 infection, but minor or slight effects cannot be ruled out. Sorry, but that’s the way science works.

        Some medical treatments have more clear effects, e.g., antibiotic treatments for bacterial infections; naloxone for opioid overdoses; glucocorticoids for acute immuno-inflammatory disorders; casting for broken bones; radiation therapy for oropharyngeal cancers; insulin for hyperglycemia.

        • Jl says:

          “We rely on medical reports rather than blog posts..” Which is only said by those who can’t prove the blog posts wrong.
          But her article does list the studies.

        • david7134 says:

          Now anyone who reads medical information will know that a meta analysis is just about worthless. In fact, in the medical world it is known as shit in and shit out. Someone who holds himself above the rest of us in the manner of Jeff would clearly know not to rely on a meta analysis. An adequate review of ivermectin has not been preformed to my knowledge. The big question is why this is political and why Jeff feels it his business in any way.

          Before Obama socialized medical care, doctors were free to order drugs of this nature without interference from Washington. We have lost our freedom.

          • Elwood P. Dowd says:

            Daffy pretends to know something of medical research. LOL.

            Daffy even admits to prescribing ineffective drugs to patients.

          • david7134 says:

            You know nothing of my prescription habits. Oh, you know absolutely zero about medical care. Try to graduate from the third grade.

        • CarolAnn says:

          We rely on medical reports rather than blog posts. Also, the link you supplied is broken.

          I wasn’t suggesting you “rely” on anything but in that vein you have relied on lies from the CDC, NIH, WHO and that fraud Fauci for almost 3 years now. What would one little blog post hurt?

          Sadly, the shit you “rely” on are all political lies about medical and scientific subjects. IOW, bullshit. I will repeat for your slow witted mind: fanatics (like you) see only that which confirms their fanaticism.

          Your mind is closed to any suggestions or evidence about any subject that does not support your political ideology. Whether sex or science your mind is irreversibly closed to any ideas or information outside your political sphere.

          You have trapped yourself into a “one size fits all” way of thinking. That makes you a full blown commie. They too believe that way which is why they always degenerate into a shit society. One size does not fit all. Ivermectin can be a useful therapeutic, vaccines that do not protect from the disease are not vaccines, masks do not stop the spread of Wuhan and Epstein did not kill himself.

    • Jl says:

      There’s also numerous peer- reviewed studies that sho the same thing.

  7. Professor Hale says:

    Great news. Kids in the UK aren’t going to know what freezing to death feels like. And with longer growing seasons, their nutrition will be better too. I hope they can adapt to the 2 degree difference in temperatures.

  8. Jl says:

    Funny, J-nowhere in your rant did you, nor anyone, refute her findings. By the way, how she responds to comments doesn’t in any way prove, nor disprove her position. Another classic example of attacking the messenger instead of the message.
    “She argued that Ivermectin works”. No, she argued that data from about 93 studies shows that it does work. The studies are listed.

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