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Europe freeze hits transport hubs
BBC ^ | 4 February 2012 Last updated at 11:19 ET

Posted on 02/04/2012 11:48:13 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Freezing weather has hit transport hubs across Europe, closing airports, blocking roads and halting trains.

London's Heathrow cancelled 30% of Sunday's flights, and dozens of flights were delayed at Amsterdam's Schiphol.

Transport hubs in Central and Eastern Europe have been forced to close amid the biggest freeze in decades, which has claimed more than 200 lives.

Bosnian officials have declared a state of emergency in Sarajevo, where snow has paralysed the city.

In Serbia, a state of emergency is in place across much of the country.

Thousands of people are said to be trapped in their homes across both countries, and many travellers have been stranded.

"I've been waiting here two days and we don't know what we will do," said Turkish tourist Ducim Tahroglu, waiting at Sarajevo airport.

Ukraine has been hit hardest by the weather, recording more than 100 deaths so far.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Germany; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: climatechange; globalcooling; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax

1 posted on 02/04/2012 11:48:21 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

How wonderful. The global warming crowd in London are freezing their nether bits off while I’m here in Ohio, and it’s relatively warm. Talk about a win/win.


2 posted on 02/04/2012 11:53:51 AM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The global warming crowd will still blame this on “warming”.


3 posted on 02/04/2012 11:56:30 AM PST by novascotianative
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Heathrow?

Supposedly an American tourist visiting Windsor castle was overheard to say, "The castle is nice--too bad they built it so close to Heathrow."

4 posted on 02/04/2012 12:00:27 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: brownsfan
It's been a mild winter in Western Europe, good for saving in heating bills. I missed a really cold day as today just for shutting up warmologists' mouths.
5 posted on 02/04/2012 12:03:04 PM PST by J Aguilar (Fiat Justitia et ruat coelum)
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To: brownsfan
Not bad eh? All my bulbs are sending up green shoots. My lawn looks like an economic obama miracle.
6 posted on 02/04/2012 12:10:02 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: steelyourfaith

ping


7 posted on 02/04/2012 12:18:42 PM PST by Fractal Trader
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To: J Aguilar
I thought all of Northern Europe was getting the cold weather.

What does Western Europe include?

8 posted on 02/04/2012 12:36:18 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Fractal Trader; TenthAmendmentChampion; SolitaryMan; Dr. Bogus Pachysandra; grey_whiskers; ...
Thanx for the ping Fractal Trader !

 


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9 posted on 02/04/2012 12:41:51 PM PST by steelyourfaith (Expel the Occupy White House squatters !!!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

That’s an illusion perpetrated by the commies who screech that we’re in an “extended minimum.” But we’ll just spread the word that they’re the same AGW lefties claiming that we’ll all be in an ice age, covered by glaciers several miles thick.

[Little irony and sarcasm there in regards to some recent, hysterical essays by various interests. Solar activity has been generally weak during this time for a solar maximum, and we’ve seen quite a bit of volcanism. Things might get more obviously colder than usual within three or four years...maybe.]

The truth is that most real estate interests and their associated local, bipartisan socialists/NIMBYs are commies. So are their brats in subjective (meaning personal, emotional, etc.), false research on AGW. Rednecks (like myself) and other undesirables without the latest fashions should head en-masse for the coasts, IMO, before the elite folks find even more ways to keep us out. ;-)

[Seriously, I’ll stay here in my land without summers, though things are probably going to get colder at times.]


10 posted on 02/04/2012 12:47:47 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I thought all of Northern Europe was getting the cold weather.

Here in Britain it's been one of the mildest winters ever. Only in the last few days have temperatures dropped down to normal or slightly below, with a bit of snow...but nothing exceptional, The parts of Europe which have had the exceptional conditions are mostly in the East and South-East (roughly speaking a band from Ukraine down to Greece and Turkey). This is because an unusually strong anti-cyclone centred over Finland (central pressure 1060 mb) has driven Arctic air a long way south on its eastern flank.

11 posted on 02/04/2012 1:06:28 PM PST by Winniesboy
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To: Winniesboy

Received an email today from a friend who lives in a village near the New Forest in Southern England. As you probably know, there are ponies, cattle and horses that roam freely in the New Forest.

She said they had snow and ice there and that some idiots in local government decided to SALT the roadways through the New Forest, instead of laying down grit. Now they have massive vehicle backups on the roads because the animals are all over the roads to lick the salt! ....lol


12 posted on 02/04/2012 1:23:24 PM PST by octex
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To: octex

The overuse of road salt here is baffling. It’s triggered solely by temperature - which means salt is spread totally unnecessarily when, as in the last few days here in England, we’ve had sharp frost but dry air and bone-dry roads, without the slightest risk of ice. The ice risk only arrives today, with a warm front coming in from the west with wet snow followed by rain which will then freeze overnight tonight.


13 posted on 02/04/2012 1:32:56 PM PST by Winniesboy
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I am heading to the Ukraine this week. The long underwear is the first thing I’m packing.


14 posted on 02/04/2012 1:50:16 PM PST by bushbuddy
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To: bushbuddy

Good Luck.


15 posted on 02/04/2012 1:56:24 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Glad I made it to EUrope before the ice shelves move in..

Talk about a ruinous event that will be..

Snow in Roma? What a sight. I’d gladly weather a topside ride on a tour bus.. some great shots.

snow on the Acropolis next? who knows what else is in the forecast?


16 posted on 02/04/2012 1:57:15 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Al Gore must be somewhere in Europe.


17 posted on 02/04/2012 1:57:52 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Verginius Rufus
Supposedly an American tourist visiting Windsor castle was overheard to say, "The castle is nice--too bad they built it so close to Heathrow."

I could believe it's true.

18 posted on 02/04/2012 2:54:51 PM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Gore is in Antarctica http://wattsupwiththat.com/2012/02/02/the-gore-effect-kicks-in-plus-ca-change/#more-55882
19 posted on 02/04/2012 3:14:33 PM PST by palmer (Before reading this post, please send me $2.50)
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20 posted on 02/04/2012 8:10:53 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; POWERSBOOTHEFAN; se_ohio_young_conservative; AFPhys

Heh. I was wondering who was getting the cold weather.

When the jet stream rises in one area, like ours to give us this mild winter we’ve been having, it dips somewhere else to nail them.


21 posted on 02/04/2012 8:34:38 PM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: bushbuddy

Since I left Slovakia three years ago, I rarely even wear a
shirt here in the Philippines.


22 posted on 02/04/2012 8:37:48 PM PST by AlexW
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To: Winniesboy
The overuse of road salt here is baffling. It’s triggered solely by temperature - which means salt is spread totally unnecessarily when, as in the last few days here in England, we’ve had sharp frost but dry air and bone-dry roads, without the slightest risk of ice. The ice risk only arrives today, with a warm front coming in from the west with wet snow followed by rain which will then freeze overnight tonight.

Don't kid yourself. Those bone dry looking roads are prime candidates for black ice, which you can see but kills people every year for that very reason.

They are wise to be salting.

23 posted on 02/04/2012 8:38:08 PM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: metmom

That depends on the dewpoint, which is not hard to ascertain.


24 posted on 02/05/2012 1:08:24 AM PST by Winniesboy
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
That what it was during the cold war the free Europe, that is, from a line between Kiel in Germany to Trieste in Italy, towards the West.

Rome, clearly in the South, has gotten the first snow in 26 years (see link).
25 posted on 02/05/2012 3:03:47 AM PST by J Aguilar (Fiat Justitia et ruat coelum)
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To: Winniesboy

I know that.

Still, if it happens unexpectedly and someone gets killed on it,you know there will be lawsuits.


26 posted on 02/05/2012 6:01:22 AM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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