Take a look at this story from The Independent in the UK on March 20, 2000. The headline read: "Snowfalls are now just a thing of the past". The first sentence of the article read: "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..."
Flash ahead to today, December 19, 2010, and take a look at these photos from London and the central UK over the last 24-36 hours:
Enough said. Pictures really do speak 1,000 words!