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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Top climate scientist David Viner in 2000 said, "Children aren't going to know what snow is." In 2014 Viner is still employed in the 'climate' industry, was even described in 2012 by a university as a 2007 'Nobel Peace Prize winner'

"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." 3/20/2000, "Snowfalls are now just a thing of the past," Independent UK, Charles Onians

David Viner's LinkedIn profile as of 1/7/2014 cites his connection to the IPCC and Nobel Peace Prize:

"Honors and Awards:

As a contributor to the IPCC, co-recipient of the Nobel Prize for Peace, 2007."... (scroll down near end of page)


2012 university description of Viner as "Nobel Peace Prize winner:"

1/18/2012, Peace Prize winner to give free talk on climate change,” Cambridge News,

Nobel Peace Prize winner, Dr David Viner will be talking about climate change at Anglia Ruskin University next week.”

"I don’t believe in Climate Change”, is the title of his talk, a free event and the first in a series of lunchtime seminars organised by the Global Sustainability Institute, based at Anglia Ruskin.
Dr Viner has worked internationally in climate change for over 20 years.  He spent 17 years at the world-renowned Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia where he was involved in a range of research activities that centred on the science of climate change; including the interactions between climate change and tourism, and the rural economy.

Dr Viner, who is now a principal consultant at Red Kite Enterprise & Environment which helps businesses identify environmental threats and opportunities, said: “I will outline the current state of the science and the subsequent pathway that we are likely to follow.

“This will demonstrate why simply believing in climate change is not a sensible approach to tackling the biggest global issue to date and why a far more pragmatic, realistic and less emotional approach is required.  I will address and identify the barriers that exist and why denial of climate change is prevalent in sectors of society.”

The free talk on Monday, January 23 will take place from 1-2pm in Helmore 201 on the Cambridge campus off East Road and lunch will be provided. 
For further information, please email or call 0845 196 5107.”


11/26/10, Powys, UK

11/26/10, "Emergency services were called after a car overturned at Machynlleth, Powys," BBC


12/25/2009, White Christmas in North Yorkshire, UK, ITV News, Giles  

A July 2013 BBC discussion suggested a pause in confiscation of taxpayer dollars for alleged 'climate' purposes, that consumer money was diverted based on predicted outcomes that didn't happen which "peer reviewed literature regards as established yet unexplained." It also notes temperatures have remained flat since 1998 while CO2 has increased. The article doesn't name scientists who made expensive erroneous predictions: 

7/22/13, "Andrew Neil on Ed Davey climate change interview critics," BBC, Andrew Neil

Multi-billion dollar "spending decisions, paid for by consumers and taxpayers
...might not have been taken (at least to the same degree or with the same haste) if global warming was not quite the imminent threat it has been depicted....The recent standstill in global temperatures is a puzzle. Experts do not know why it is occurring or how long it will last....There is no consensus. Extensive peer-reviewed literature regards it as established yet unexplained. It is widely accepted that the main climate models which inform government policy did not predict it."...(subhead, "Reputable evidence")  


Comment: It's not just that Viner's statement was quickly proven wrong, or that it never should've been taken seriously to begin with, it's that billions if not trillions of taxpayer dollars were confiscated based on his authority and that of his employer, the CRU at University of East Anglia. There have been numerous failed predictions at the expense of the taxpayer, this is just one. 14 years later Viner's career has only gotten better including credit as a 2007 Nobel Prize winner. I haven't read that he was fired or told to pay back the billions he caused to be erroneously spent, that he ever apologized or offered to resign. The tax money could've helped the poor and hungry but instead went elsewhere. In the private sector, it's likely Viner would've lost his career. Lawsuits would likely have been filed.


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