Snow Is A Distant Memory: Climate Expert Mark Lynas Knows
AS you look out at the snow and the ice and know that the past month was Britain’s coldest December for 120 years, we present a section from High Tide: The Truth About Our Climate Crisisis, by Mark Lynas, adviser on climate change to the Maldives.
Here’s what the expert had to say in 2004:
On sale next to the desk were several Christmas cards, each showing children making a snowman under a heavy winter sky, the pretty white flakes swirling around them as they gathered up the snow in their duffle coats and woolly mittens. It was the traditional British winter, everyone’s dream of a white Christmas. And what no one knows – or likes to admit – is that it’s probably gone for good.
…Today’s kids are missing out: I haven’t seen a snowball fight in years, and I can’t even remember the last time I saw a snowman.
Like the Christmas snow, the holly and the ivy may soon be distant memories.