From the “weather is not climate” department, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…
Hey, where is everybody?
In related news, global warming protesters are gathering in large numbers…
(Thanks to Tom Fuller for the pix)
Ironic headline of the decade:
Blizzard Dumps Snow on Copenhagen as Leaders Battle Warming
By Christian Wienberg in Bloomberg News
Dec. 17 (Bloomberg) — World leaders flying into Copenhagen today to discuss a solution to global warming will first face freezing weather as a blizzard dumped 10 centimeters (4 inches) of snow on the Danish capital overnight.
“Temperatures will stay low at least the next three days,” Henning Gisseloe, an official at Denmark’s Meteorological Institute, said today by telephone, forecasting more snow in coming days. “There’s a good chance of a white Christmas.”
Delegates from 193 countries have been in Copenhagen since Dec. 7 to discuss how to fund global greenhouse gas emission cuts. U.S. President Barack Obama will arrive before the summit is scheduled to end tomorrow.
Denmark has a maritime climate and milder winters than its Scandinavian neighbors. It hasn’t had a white Christmas for 14 years, under the DMI’s definition, and only had seven last century. Temperatures today fell as low as minus 4 Celsius (25 Fahrenheit).
DMI defines a white Christmas as 90 percent of the country being covered by at least 2 centimeters of snow on the afternoon of Dec. 24.
While I’ve never put much faith in his forecasts due to the overhyped way he presents them, in this case Piers Corbyn was right. See his November 30th forecast for Copenhagen here.
While his main start of snow was a bit late, he predicted then:
14th-16/17th Dec will have more snow showers which will turn heavy with biting cold winds.
And now, send in the trolls.