And the award for worst weather forecast of the decade goes to…

by editor on January 13, 2010

100% of Great Britain is now covered with that cold, white stuff that was supposed to be a thing of the past

If you’re anything like us, you watch the daily weather forecast and wonder how your local weatherman can get it wrong so often? You also think to yourself, “My boss would fire my butt if I did my job as poorly as that guy does.”

With that in mind, take note of what one noted British meteorologist predicted back in 2000.

Britain’s winter ends tomorrow with further indications of a striking environmental change: 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.

In light of the fact that all of Britain is now buried under several feet of global warming (formerly known as snow), you might wonder what kind of lunatic made that prediction.

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”.

“Children just aren’t going to know what snow is,” he said.

Yes, the same East Anglia Climate Research Unit currently embroiled in the ClimateGate scandal.

So how has this incompetent boob been dealt with? Surely, you might think, his career is in ruins. Well, you’d be incorrect, because he is now head of the British Council’s Climate Change Programme.

Nice to see that gross incompetence is no reason to hold down a man’s career.

Source: Tim Blair

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Yet another example of an idiot who believed himself to be omniscient. Fool.

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It is refreshing to see that the Peter principle is used elsewhere to reward incompetency, I thought the United States government was the official test site for idiots, deal making, corrupt, ethic deprived and of course nepotism “inner circles autocrats” and that the only way to be a leader in our government was to demonstrate conclusively ineptitude and at least three documented Peter Principle moments of transcending. Recent demonstrations used as a yardstick, Pelosi, Reid, Obama, Clinton, and most if not all of the 554 attempting to destroy the constitution.