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Cold spell kills at least 44 in Algeria
Jordan Times ^
| 10 Feb 2012
Posted on 02/11/2012 1:04:58 AM PST by BlackVeil
ALGIERS A cold weather spell has killed at least 44 people in Algeria over the past week...
"What is the government waiting for to proclaim a state of emergency a week after the start of the cold spell" that affects 20 of the country's 48 regions, it asked.
Newspapers also criticised a sudden increase in food prices, along with that of gas bottles, used for heating, whose price has been multiplied five or sixfold.
A number of bakers have closed because of lack of flour, Channel Three radio said, while fuel and medicine were short in several parts of the northeast of the country.
Some 80 per cent of roads remained closed because of snow despite efforts by the army to clear them, press reports said. ...
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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: globalcooling; globalwarming
Someone tell Al Gore.
posted on 02/11/2012 1:05:05 AM PST
posted on 02/11/2012 1:07:24 AM PST
A very cold storm is coming into the Balkans next week. Surely more deaths by this “global warming”.
posted on 02/11/2012 1:48:59 AM PST
by J Aguilar
(Fiat Justitia et ruat coelum)
I blame those selfish Volt owners who refuse to do their part to try to keep the earth from falling into another ice age.
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posted on 02/11/2012 6:11:24 AM PST
(Expel the Occupy White House squatters !!!)
Whoa. Thank goodness for Global Warming. Can you imagine how much worse it could be? /s
posted on 02/11/2012 8:55:26 AM PST
(You can't discuss Camelot without mentioning Squire Ted & the Lady in the Lake.)
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posted on 02/11/2012 8:51:26 PM PST
by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
(Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
I’m sure somewhere a climate change scientist is doing a study to demonstrate that this cold weather in Europe was caused by man.
posted on 02/12/2012 5:22:49 AM PST
One thing to remember during these episodes is that the biased media only reports the deaths directly caused by cold (e.g. freezing and hypothermia). In general in temperate climates like here and Europe, there are always more deaths in winter than in summer. The deaths reported for heat waves is always based on excess deaths, e.g. the 2010 heat wave in Moscow was said to cause 11k deaths based on a comparison with the prior year. Other comparisons yielded 15k deaths.
As I said the summer death rate for all causes is always lower than winter. The death rate from cold outbreaks will therefore look lower in comparison even if it were calculated the same way. But it is not, the biased media will always minimize the rate by using the direct attribution method rather than the excess deaths method they use for the heat wave.
posted on 02/12/2012 11:50:07 AM PST
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