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Snow On Snowdonia And No Mention of Global Warming

by | 12th, June 2011

IT’S been snowing on the top of Mount Snowdon.The Telegraph is shocked. Richard Savill reports on the snow. He makes no mention of global warming. And that’s odd  – because in December 2004, The Daily Telegraph yelled:

Snowdon ‘to lose its snowcap by 2020’, says study… It may be one of the last white Christmases on Mount Snowdon, the highest mountain in England and Wales. Scientists have reported that snow is disappearing from the peak as the snowline retreats due to global warming.”

In February 2009 Savill reported on two climbers found dead on the mountain:

Heavy snow fell on Sunday night creating drifts in some areas of the mountain. It formed above already compacted snow and ice, making treacherous conditions on some parts of the mountain.

Again he made no word on that global warming.

We recall how Welsh environment minister Jane Davidson saw picures of Snowdon taken ten years apart and lamented:

“I was shocked when I saw these two photographs. It has been suggested Snowdon may have to be renamed but like other parts of the world it stands as a reminder of what is happening to our planet.” She went on to tell the launch: “We must act now to reduce the emissions of the greenhouse gases that cause climate change and respond to the impacts of the changes already underway as a result of previous emissions.”

In April 2008, the BBC reported: “Snow hampers Snowdon cafe build.”

Work on the Snowdon summit building is being hampered by snow, says the Snowdonia National Park Authority. Workers on the project have had to dig snow off the railway track just to get to work every day.

Again, no word on that global warming. And so to today’s news, as told by the BBC – which makes no mention of global warming:

The summit of Snowdon under a white blanket of snow: it’s a picture postcard cliche. But if you thought this photograph was taken in the dark days of winter then think again. The wintry scene, at the Snowdon Mountain Railway’s terminus near Hafod Eryri, was photographed at 1300 BST on Friday – in the middle of June, days before the start of Wimbledon and just over a week before the summer solstice.

And Savill..? Well, no word on global warming in his story.



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