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The Big-Freeze: Thousands trapped in Europe as death toll rises to 600 ( The Globe is warming?)
JoNova ^ | February 15th, 2012 | Joanne

Posted on 02/14/2012 11:57:21 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

And who wants Global Warming when you can face avalanches, deep snow, and record cold?

How much fun can you have with 2 meters of snow on your house, and none of that evil coal powered electricity?

What’s happening in Europe and Russia over the last two weeks is not just your average cold-snap. Temperatures reached -28C in Moscow. One point in Russia hit -52.8C (-68F) on Monday.

MOSCOW — Some 215 Russians have died this year in a prolonged period of abnormally cold winter weather, the health ministry said Monday as the overall death toll for Europe rose to well over 600. [National Post]

NASA Earth Observatory. Dark blue areas are -15C below average. White areas are average. Deep Red are 15C above. (See the NASA link below for the proper scale):.
The Danube has frozen over from Austria to the Black Sea, and 224 ships (some delivering fuel) have been stuck in their ports. Schools in Bosnia have been closed for days. Trains in Montenegro are at a standstill, and one train with 50 passengers was stranded in a tunnel for three days before rescuers began evacuating people yesterday.

In Serbia 11,000 villagers are trapped by huge snowfalls as temperatures hit – 26C in one town (Al jazeera puts the figure at 70,000 people), and some Bosnian villages haven’t had electricity for days.

Hundreds of barns are collapsing under the snow, killing the animals below, and prompting Tom Nelson to write “Children won’t know what barns look like”.

For the first time in over 30 years, snow has fallen in the Sahara Desert.

Alan Caruba found a Turkish writer lamenting the waste and misdirection of millions of dollars spent on the Green global warming bureaucracy instead of preparations to save lives.

Writing in a Turkish newspaper, the Hurriyet Daily News, Sophie Quintin Adali, an analyst for a project of the Atlas Economic Research Foundation, said, “As if the debt crisis weren’t bad enough news, the climate freeze sweeping across Europe is wreaking havoc by severely disrupting travel, business and people’s lives. Local authorities, indeed whole countries, are caught poorly prepared.” Turkey is experiencing record snowfall and low temperatures.

“The lack of readiness should come as no surprise because for decades the sensationalist message of global warming has dominated the public area,” said Ms. Adali.

“Politicians and decades of political environmentalism have a lot to answer for,” said Ms. Adali. “The man-made climate theory…is still supported by a mighty European Union bureaucracy and a green network addicted to public funds.” Even now, the Green Climate Fund “through which millions of taxpayer’s money will still be disbursed” is threatening the lives and the economy of people worldwide.

Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t recall seeing many headlines over the last week about this phenomenal cold. Now if 600 had died from a heat wave we’d all know that an oil pipeline was to blame.

Time to treat climate research as a science instead of a religion?

The image above comes from the NASA Earth Observatory. Their explanation of the extreme cold is due to Jet Streams:

Masters explains that the unusual cold is a product of the jet stream. Jet streams are bands of strong, upper-atmospheric winds that blow from west to east around the globe. These bands roughly separate colder air at higher latitudes from warmer air at middle to low latitudes, and they generally blow straight west to east. “But this winter, the jet has had a highly convoluted shape, with unusually large excursions to the north and south,” Masters states. “When the jet bulges southwards, it allows cold air to spill in behind it, and that is what has happened to Europe over the past two weeks.” When the jet stream adheres to a convoluted pattern for long enough, extreme weather can result.

There is a fabulous photo montage at the National Post
h/t: Sonny. Thanks, I hear you.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Germany; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: climatechange; globalcooling; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax
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1 posted on 02/14/2012 11:57:32 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Meanwhile...BARE GROUND in central and southern New Hampshire, with temps in the low 40’a on Valentine’s Day! I absolutely love it!


2 posted on 02/14/2012 12:00:55 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster; landsbaum; Signalman; NormsRevenge; steelyourfaith; Lancey Howard; ...

fyi


3 posted on 02/14/2012 12:03:21 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The AGW crowd says this is a result of Global Warming...............B E L I E V E..........


4 posted on 02/14/2012 12:08:11 PM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Fight Global Warming. Turn on the AC.


5 posted on 02/14/2012 12:09:30 PM PST by Jack Burton007 (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The Greendoggles continue as people literally freeze to death in Europe and as the Global Marxists stop oil production, stop nuclear reactors and close coal mines...to stop the boogeyman of CO2.

It’s time to end the scam.


6 posted on 02/14/2012 12:09:46 PM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: Interesting Times; GreyFriar; SeraphimApprentice

Glow-bull warming ping.


7 posted on 02/14/2012 12:10:16 PM PST by zot
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Ask Michael Mann from Penn State University to explain it.


8 posted on 02/14/2012 12:10:38 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

ICE Ages kill more people than warming spells, it is HISTORICAL FACT!


9 posted on 02/14/2012 12:10:43 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

bump!


10 posted on 02/14/2012 12:12:15 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GraceG

Excellent video showing the depth of snow....houses completely buried as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjDBRIZBDz4


11 posted on 02/14/2012 12:12:34 PM PST by caww
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Looks like a good thread for my tagline...


12 posted on 02/14/2012 12:13:00 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Red Badger

http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/promise-kept-sea-levels-fall-under-obama

Earlier this month, the European Space Agency’s Envisat monitoring, global sea level revealed a “two year long decline [in sea level] was continuing, at a rate of 5mm per year.”


13 posted on 02/14/2012 12:13:05 PM PST by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: Red Badger
With this REAL Weather event and the New German Book...See this thread:

German skeptics Lüning and Vahrenholt respond to criticism (Authors of new Book on AGW scam)

....

We may be reaching a tipping point in this battle against the IPCC scam.

14 posted on 02/14/2012 12:13:13 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I hate when fiction books become reality.

* Marxist US president abandons troops and equipment in them Middle East - Check (OK he thought it would be Hillery but in 2006 who would blame him.)
* Global cooling hits and preparations for Global warming make it worse - Check
* Total wold-wide economic collapse - Check
* Global flu pandemic - Not Yet
* When bad decisions nearly wreck the country Marxist US president tries to steal the election. - Bet on it.

15 posted on 02/14/2012 12:14:52 PM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Of course they weren’t ready they were all waiting for heatwaves. lol.


16 posted on 02/14/2012 12:15:05 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Before there can be global warming there must be global cooling.

Just ask Algore.


17 posted on 02/14/2012 12:15:20 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Three Cheers for Global Warming!
18 posted on 02/14/2012 12:16:05 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: who knows what evil?
And just yesterday I was pelted in the face with hail. In southern California at about 900 feet. First time in a few decades. The Western US has been cold for the majority of the winter. Apparently the Jet Stream has been very kind to the mid west and east coast US citizens. The story below reminds me of my college days in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

People cutting tunnels through 15 feet of snow to get out of their homes

19 posted on 02/14/2012 12:16:46 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: GonzoGOP

That cover might have been the inspiration for that book and movie (apparently being made? or something) about a US Marine Expeditionary Group going back to the time of the Roman Empure.


20 posted on 02/14/2012 12:17:31 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
The global cooling is of course; somehow caused by global (human caused) warming.

Time to shut down some more coal fired power plants to help out.

21 posted on 02/14/2012 12:18:09 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: who knows what evil?
My utility Bill was exactly 1/2 of what it was last year. :-)

So.....if people heat homes and business by burning fossil fuels.....and Global Warming causes less need for heating..... hmmmmmmm.......

I'm sure that point is lost on the GW cultists, though.

As is the deep freeze in Europe.

22 posted on 02/14/2012 12:22:06 PM PST by wbill
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To: caww

WOW....immense amounts of snow....and a woman with a mustache, too!


23 posted on 02/14/2012 12:23:42 PM PST by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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To: GonzoGOP

It’s been a while since I cracked a Ringo book - Posleen war series was the last that I read. Premis sounds a tad too close to reality but he is always a good read.

Looks like I will have to go pick up another one. Thanks for the tip.


24 posted on 02/14/2012 12:26:51 PM PST by taxcontrol
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To: wbill

It was brutally hot in Texas last year and my a/c bills were HUGE so doesn’t that kinda off set your lower need for heat?


25 posted on 02/14/2012 12:27:31 PM PST by Ditter
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Yes, it's warming. Yesterday it was only 42 degrees here, and right now it is 61.

I'm getting really scared, I can't take another August in North Texas at this rate. :)

26 posted on 02/14/2012 12:28:47 PM PST by ken in texas
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To: Ditter
Nope.

Like the GW cultists, I only pick the data that supports my pet theories. ;-)

27 posted on 02/14/2012 12:30:40 PM PST by wbill
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Bttt.


28 posted on 02/14/2012 12:31:36 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: griswold3

5mm?............5 mm = 0.196850”...........time to start building an Ark..............


29 posted on 02/14/2012 12:33:55 PM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland
Greenhouse gases like methane are keeping the US artificially warm because Zero's fiscal policies has all of us eating beans.


30 posted on 02/14/2012 12:34:17 PM PST by AnTiw1 (I lived through a mormon hell, I will not live in a country with a mormon president.)
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To: AnTiw1

“Greenhouse gases like methane are keeping the US artificially warm because Zero’s fiscal policies has all of us eating beans.”

One just can’t argue with that logic!!!


31 posted on 02/14/2012 12:45:02 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I’ll be darned. Shades of the old days. Cold in Europe. Them tiny little cars they drive are toast.

Meanwhile, Daytona week looks to be possibly a bit wet but warm for the racing. ;-)


32 posted on 02/14/2012 12:46:18 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Red Badger
Or




AGW: I Want To Believe.
33 posted on 02/14/2012 12:51:24 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: caww

Wow. What a mustache.


34 posted on 02/14/2012 12:59:05 PM PST by NELSON111
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

is -60F in Moscow really any worse than the -30F that they usually get?


35 posted on 02/14/2012 12:59:16 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Global Warming is obsolete. It is now referred to as Global Climate Change.™

Global Climate Change is much more flexible than Global Cooling or Global Warming.

Is it hotter than usual today? It is because of Global Climate Change.

Is it colder than usual today? It is because of Global Climate Change.

Wetter? Dryer? Windier? Less windy? It doesn’t matter! No matter what the weather happens to be, it is because of Global Climate Change.

It’s all Bush’s fault. Womyn and minorities will be hardest hit.


36 posted on 02/14/2012 1:00:05 PM PST by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
None of this possibly could be having to do with that big, unchanging ball of fire in the sky.

(note the 3-month trend line)

37 posted on 02/14/2012 1:00:28 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: caww

That video does not show a lot of snow at all in terms of what some of use are used to. The snow around the house they show is either from an exclusive location or an area where there is a lot of drifting. But the rest of the video looks like a typical snow storm in the NE.


38 posted on 02/14/2012 1:01:44 PM PST by Revel
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I have to wonder why it is that every time there is a cold spell or a hot spell in Europe, hundreds of people die. When we have hot or cold spells in the U.S., there may a couple deaths here or there, but nothing like the death tolls in Europe. Makes me think there is something besides just the temperature causing so many deaths.
39 posted on 02/14/2012 1:06:26 PM PST by mtg
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To: GeronL
That cover might have been the inspiration for that book and movie (apparently being made? or something) about a US Marine Expeditionary Group going back to the time of the Roman Empure.

Rome, Sweet Rome

40 posted on 02/14/2012 1:07:05 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: mtg
I have to wonder why it is that every time there is a cold spell or a hot spell in Europe, hundreds of people die. When we have hot or cold spells in the U.S., there may a couple deaths here or there, but nothing like the death tolls in Europe.

A few hundred deaths is not a big deal in a place with several hundred million people. It might just be that the reason we don't hear anything similar here is that we don't have nationwide reporting. A few homeless dead of cold in NYC, a few more in Detroit, I could see it adding up to a couple hundred nationwide.

41 posted on 02/14/2012 1:12:03 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

That carbon tax seems to be working.


42 posted on 02/14/2012 1:27:43 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

In my four years in Sicily this has been the coldest winter of them all. And we aren’t getting anything near as bad as Northern Europe.


43 posted on 02/14/2012 1:35:04 PM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; marvlus; ApplegateRanch; Berlin_Freeper; Genesis defender; golux; ...
Thanx for the ping Ernest_at_the_Beach !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

44 posted on 02/14/2012 1:47:44 PM PST by steelyourfaith (Expel the Occupy White House squatters !!!)
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To: mtg

A lot of houses in Europe do not have central air and heat, because the climate is usually more moderate and doesn’t vary so drastically in termperature. That makes it more difficult to control internal temps during periods when the external temps do spike drastically in either direction.


45 posted on 02/14/2012 2:07:01 PM PST by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Dr. Gore, Dr. Gore, where are you. We need you. :)


46 posted on 02/14/2012 2:22:35 PM PST by Marine_Uncle
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To: justa-hairyape
I normally have four to six feet of snow in my yard, here in NH. Right now, I have 4 inches of ice, damnedest thing. I bought enough wood to withstand what I though was going to be a hellatious winter, with propane at $4.09 a gallon. I got the $4.09 right.
47 posted on 02/14/2012 4:04:36 PM PST by Little Bill (Sorry)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
The jet-stream explanation is correct, being pushed around by oscillations in the Pacific Ocean. This stuff here, and in Europe, is weather-- not climate. The two should not be discussed as if they were one, either by us or by warmist hysterics, who admittedly are far more likely than we to be the perpetrators of misleading junk science.

Enjoy the temperate weather in the US--next year we could just as easily be getting what Europe is getting now.

48 posted on 02/14/2012 5:18:39 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; 11B40; A Balrog of Morgoth; A message; ACelt; Aeronaut; AFPhys; AlexW; ...
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49 posted on 02/14/2012 6:15:09 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: zot; SeraphimApprentice; Interesting Times

Thanks for the ping. And Germany has closed down coal plants due to “CO2 global warming pollution” and nuke powerplants for fear of earth quakes and tsunami’s damaging the plants in Germany like happened in Japan. And is now having a shortage of electricity to heat people’s homes. AND PEOPLE ARE DYING — LITERALLY FREEZING TO DEATH.


50 posted on 02/14/2012 6:34:48 PM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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