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My Favorite End-of-Year List So Far

By on 12.30.10 | 1:38PM

They're not all predictions contained within this year, some time needed to pass to determine whether they came true, but FoxNews.com has "Eight Botched Environmental Forecasts" posted today. Most are climate- (but not necessarily warming-)related, and the first is my favorite only because it received a hearty rebuke from this past month's weather, especially in much of the U.S. and Europe:

Within a few years "children just aren't going to know what snow is." Snowfall will be "a very rare and exciting event." Dr. David Viner, senior research scientist at the climatic research unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia, interviewed by the UK Independent, March 20, 2000.

Yes, that came from an expert identified as "senior," "doctor," "climate researcher," and "scientist" -- all from the authoritative University of East Climategate, the gatekeeper of UN IPCC data points and well-known apolitical practitioner of science.

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