Can we call it a trend?

As parts in the south and north of the Netherlands experience the first snowfall, we are left with the distinct impression that Anthropogenic Global Warming is not what it’s cracked up to be. Last year we had the first snow on December 19th. This year the first snow is a full month earlier, much like last years first snow was a full month and a half earlier then in the winter before that.

Is this just weather? Or are we witnessing a climate that is cooling? This winter is already shaping up as more severe then the winter of 2009/2010, which was colder the the winter of 2008/2009, which was colder then the one preceding it. That would make this coming winter the fourth winter in a row that is colder then the one preceding it. Can we call that a trend?

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