From a report dated March 20, 2000 (see link below):
Britain's winter ends tomorrow with further indications of a striking environmental change: snow is starting to disappear from our lives.
The report says warmer winters, which scientists are attributing to global climate change are producing fewer white Christmases as well as fewer Januaries and Februaries.
The report also quotes Dr. David Viner, a senior research scientist at the climatic research unit at 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."
It would be interesting to know what Dr. Viner has to say about how snow now has paralyzed Europe.