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David Viner Is Now Just A Thing Of The Past

January 21, 2013
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By Paul Homewood


Snow in Scarborough

Snow in Scarborough, North Yorkshire – Jan 2013


Snowy scenes as freezing conditions come to the UK – Feb 2012


snow to return to southern UK

Large parts of England and Wales could get as much as 10cm of snow today – Jan 2011


Snow in Exeter street December 2010

Snow Dec 2010


Winter weather: Baboons at Knowsley Safari Park

Baboons at Knowsley Safari Park try to keep warm with hot potatoes – Jan 2010



Snoopy and friends, Bontnewydd.

Mid Wales – Feb 2009


A man walking dogs in snow in Co Durham on 5th April

Snow falls across much of UK – April 2008


A postman in the snow in Newport Pagnell, Bucks

Snow hits schools and travellers – Feb 2007


David Viner – March 2000

“within a few years winter snowfall will become "a very rare and exciting event"”.

“Children just aren’t going to know what snow is,"



As the saying goes, “Pictures speak louder than words”.


  1. Sundance permalink
    January 21, 2013 2:46 pm

    As a practical joke, I suggest several blokes with plows deposit as much snow as possible in Viner’s front yard. That would be funny stuff. 🙂

  2. Andy DC permalink
    January 21, 2013 3:51 pm

    Viner has achieved immortality with his inane remark. Every time it snows in the UK from now on, his statement will be trotted out.

  3. Paul Matthews permalink
    January 21, 2013 6:08 pm

    That’s a great selection of pictures. Ridiculing David Viner is fun, but there’s a serious point here. If people hadn’t been misled by idiots like Viner, Heathrow Airport might have got some suitable equipment and might now be able to cope with a couple of inches of snow.

  4. dearieme permalink
    January 21, 2013 10:42 pm

    Should he be jailed or only sued? Pity we can’t use the stocks any more.

  5. January 22, 2013 11:35 am

    Well I tried leaving a comment about Weather action forecasts vs the met office but it hasn’t appeared, anyone know why?

  6. January 24, 2013 3:58 pm

    “within a few years a mild winter will become “a very rare and exciting event””.

    “Children just aren’t going to know what a mild winter is,”

  7. January 24, 2013 9:07 pm

    Gotta feel sorry for the poor guy – one stupid idiotic alarmist comment and he is branded for life !

    Oh wait – he is one of the clique that proposes things like tattooing deniers, gassing deniers with carbon monoxide, terrifying children with bogus science …..etc etc.

    To hell with sympathy – off with his head !

  8. Jimbo permalink
    January 27, 2013 5:00 pm

    At the time Viner made the prediction he was climate modeller. He was so convinced by the output of the models that he proclaimed that children aren’t going to know what snow is. Any sane scientist would at least begin to question the value of climate models. Just look at the 16 years of flat temperature which flies in the face of former IPCC / Met Office projections.

  9. Auto permalink
    January 27, 2013 5:58 pm

    But I bet Mr. viner is still gainfully, and perhaps lucratively employed.

  10. Brian H permalink
    June 12, 2013 5:33 pm

    Viner’s Snow Job has had Unintended Consequences, it seems.

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