See this report from The Independent for instance, Snowfalls are now just a thing of the past, March 20, 2000:
...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.
The effects of snow-free winter in Britain are already becoming apparent. This year, for the first time ever, Hamleys, Britain's biggest toyshop, had no sledges on display in its Regent Street store. "It was a bit of a first," a spokesperson said....
Michael Jeacock, a Cambridgeshire local historian, added that a generation was growing up "without experiencing one of the greatest joys and privileges of living in this part of the world - open-air skating"....
David Parker, at the Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research in Berkshire, says ultimately, British children could have only virtual experience of snow. Via the internet, they might wonder at polar scenes - or eventually "feel" virtual cold....
These days, it's 180 degrees opposite. The "man-made warming" hypothesis is now saying that there will be more snow, more precipation and rains, more flooding.
See for instance this news, ABC Blames Global Warming for Extreme Cold Temperatures and Snow, January 24, 2011:
If this winter seems especially brutal, scientists say you're right. ABC News contacted 10 climate scientists to ask their take, if an extreme winter like the one we're having is the way of the future. The consensus? Global warming is playing a role by shifting weather patterns in unpredictable ways. Many say the forecast for the future calls for record-breaking precipitation and extreme temperatures year round. And that means winters with more snow.
Now, how come that warming causes cooling? Here's a brief and cool explanation: "In a warmer world, more water evaporates from the ocean and more precipitation falls down from the sky."
Great! One can also say, Cooling causes warming -- because in a cooler world, there is less water evaporation, less clouds, less precipation falling from the sky.
This is treating the AGW as a religion, a faith-based discipline. Regardless of the climate data we have, warming or cooling, more snow or less snow, more rain or less rain, they are all due to man-made warming.
Why worship it as a religion? Again, the ultimate goal, whether the planet is warming or cooling, remains the same: more government environmental regulations, more carbon and energy taxation, more climate loans, more carbon trading, more climate bureaucracies, more global climate meetings and junkets.