This comes from the same area where evidence of global warming has kept accumulating
(video via @ThisIsTrue)
…in a few easy steps!
Sadly, the above is not an example of sarcasm, but the unvarnished truth of some unbelievable debate currently at play in Italy. I may (or may not) translate the whole thing, but for now I’ll simply point to the record-breaking snowfalls in Piedmont and the Vallée d’Aoste, Northwestern Italy, where :
I’ll also post quite spectacular pictures when I find the time. Couple of videos may suffice for now:
The BBC is forecasting a sunny, cloudy, rainy, snowy day for Oct 29 in London, UK. Guess that’ll make it very difficult for such a forecast to be wrong.
But how often has it snowed in October in relatively mild England? From the Hollinsclough website:
1762, 1783, 1784, 1785, 1825, 1829, 1836, 1838, 1880, 1885, 1888.
Those values are confirmed at Netweather.tv.
Another website indicates snow in London on Oct 29 in 1922, and other episodes in England in 1925, 1926, 1934 (as snow showers), 1950, 1964, 1974, 1992, 2000.
Taking all the above as “true”, the average wait is 12.5 years (stdev: 13.1). A snowfall in two days’ time would therefore be not exceptional, really.
Also, there is no much sign of a warming either. The ongoing average has been between 10.8 and 15.75 years since 1825.
OCT 29 UPDATE: It actually did snow in London, but not where I live so I will proceed to shrug it off as a non-event 😎 . No, really: the BBC and the Evening Standard reported it as the first London snow in October since 1934: I suspect the actual date depends on the definition of “London”.
wouldn’t it be infinitely wiser to cut the emissions of anthropogenic soot, rather than of CO2?
The BBC and other news outlets report that “Snow has fallen in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, for the first time in living memory […] Mohammed Abdul-Hussein, 63 and retired, told the Associated Press he had heard from his father when he was young that snow fell in the early 1940s on the outskirts of northern Baghdad.”
I have looked at the archives of The New York Times and there is a indeed at least one reference to that snow storm.
“MANY TURKS, GREEKS PERISH IN BLIZZARD; Snow Halts Istanbul Traffic, Cripples Rail Services”
Special Broadcast to THE NEW YORK TIMES.
January 12, 1942, Monday
Page 2, 249 words
No matter…this is going to be used as “evidence for climate change” in any case…