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Down to -50C: Russians freeze to death as strongest-in-decades winter hits
rt.com ^ | 19 December, 2012 | RIA Novosti / Yakov Andreev

Posted on 12/23/2012 12:11:21 PM PST by FreeReign

Russia is enduring its harshest winter in over 70 years, with temperatures plunging as low as -50 degrees Celsius. Dozens of people have already died, and almost 150 have been hospitalized. The country has not witnessed such a long cold spell since 1938, meteorologists said, with temperatures 10 to 15 degrees lower than the seasonal norm all over Russia. Across the country, 45 people have died due to the cold, and 266 have been taken to hospitals. In total, 542 people were injured due to the freezing temperatures, RIA Novosti reported. The Moscow region saw temperatures of -17 to -18 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, and the record cold temperatures are expected to linger for at least three more days. Thermometers in Siberia touched -50 degrees Celsius, which is also abnormal for December.

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KEYWORDS: glacialmelt; globalwarming; gorebullwarming; risingseas; russia; weather
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To: FreeReign

“Russia is enduring its harshest winter in over 70 years”

when my friends and relatives anywhere in the U.S. in recent weeks seak of “record warm termeratures” in their area, I also remind them that if someone is having record warm temperatures somewhere, someone else is likely having record cool/cold temperatures in some other place

I will use this article to remind them of that, after recent news reports for New York City have been saying 2012 NY temperatures were the warmest in fifty years.


51 posted on 12/23/2012 2:03:00 PM PST by Wuli
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To: FreeReign

I remember one of my engineering profs saying if the Germans had 0W30 arctic oil like is available now, they might well have taken Moscow.


52 posted on 12/23/2012 2:03:54 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: FreeReign; 11B40; A Balrog of Morgoth; A message; ACelt; Aeronaut; AFPhys; AlexW; alrea; ...
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53 posted on 12/23/2012 2:05:33 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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54 posted on 12/23/2012 2:06:35 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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To: FreeReign

I guess “global warming” is a hard sell in Moscow.


55 posted on 12/23/2012 2:09:17 PM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“People just don’t know how to take care of themselves and survive. They have become dependent on the government doing everything for them.”

Yep. I can’t hardly WAIT to be a drunken lout sucking vodka from Mother Government’s teat...ala the U.S.S.R.

Sadly, it’s coming. And the vast majority of Americans are not noticing at all...


56 posted on 12/23/2012 2:10:47 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Have any links to news stories reporting on it?

There are a number of them here; http://duckduckgo.com/?q=record+cold+in+alaska

57 posted on 12/23/2012 2:12:35 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: FreeReign

I’ve been out in -25 degrees (F.) weather, in Chicago. I just cannot imagine how it would be 25 degrees colder.


58 posted on 12/23/2012 2:16:37 PM PST by OldPossum
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To: silverleaf

Have a buddy that was stationed at Minot in the AF.

He would say they was not to run to keep from getting

frost bitten lungs breathing fast


59 posted on 12/23/2012 2:20:13 PM PST by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: Eska
We live where the Yukon comes in from Canada.

Eagle? I'm in a high mountain valley north of Prince William Sound and east of Anchorage. We finally broke double digits on the plus side of zero today. Very little snowfall this winter.

60 posted on 12/23/2012 2:23:48 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Exactly. There was a story here a few days ago about people in San Diego turning in their guns for something to eat. As long as I have a gun, I'll never go hungry. Geeesh.

"Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Take away his fishing pole and he'll follow you around like a puppy forever". - Barry and the 'RATS

61 posted on 12/23/2012 2:24:36 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (U.S. elections have become nothing but another cheap ripoff of American Idol.)
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To: FreeReign

If the global warming deniers wouldn’t be so heard headed, and accepted the junk science, those people wouldn’t be freezing to death or getting injured that the record cold weather.

Cold weather is an anomaly, while warm weather is an indication of the steady increase of global warming. ;)


62 posted on 12/23/2012 2:25:11 PM PST by adorno (Y)
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To: FreeReign

Damn that global varming anyway!


63 posted on 12/23/2012 2:25:23 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: texican01

I tend to believe Russians over libtards

Is there a difference?

Although it is pretty sad that RUSSIANS can no longer handle cold! Gezz. Maybe their subjects were starting to believe Algore and didn’t prepare for the Russian winter? Or maybe it was a Putin plot to thin the herd by cutting off fuel supplies and winter clothing?

What is next, Eskimos that can’t tolerate cold temps? Iraqis getting heat stroke? Maybe the world really is falling apart.


64 posted on 12/23/2012 2:27:47 PM PST by logic101.net (How many children must die on the alter of "gun free zones"?)
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To: NormsRevenge
Damn that global varming anyway!

I would welcome a little of it here.

65 posted on 12/23/2012 2:29:37 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: GreatMan

FL


66 posted on 12/23/2012 3:05:11 PM PST by GreatMan
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To: C210N

Just Bearpig is fine.


67 posted on 12/23/2012 3:08:37 PM PST by GreatMan
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To: mikrofon
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68 posted on 12/23/2012 3:22:39 PM PST by Aevery_Freeman (The trouble with the "masses" is that they never achieve the "m")
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To: silverleaf
Why?

They curse us for it.

But, don't worry, Omega is helping them take revenge for our cruelty.

69 posted on 12/23/2012 3:25:31 PM PST by Aevery_Freeman (The trouble with the "masses" is that they never achieve the "m")
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To: Norm Lenhart
I love AZ...from now until about April it’s paradise. And then the 130 deg comes....

I am in Eastern NM. A couple of years ago, we had -12 degrees for a week. Then it went to 112 degrees 90 days later. That's quite a swing. Adding to the problem is no moisture at all for the past 5 years and strong winds every day from one direction or another.

I often wonder why I put up with that.

70 posted on 12/23/2012 4:05:57 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: All

I don’t believe in the whole global warming scam but I do remember reading stories about how the north pole was moving towards Siberia at about 40 miles a year. I would assume the south pole is moving as well. It might explain why it appears the ice at the original poles are melting and why Russia and Europe are freezing in the winter and why the U.S. seems warmer. Pole shift.


71 posted on 12/23/2012 4:24:24 PM PST by Ruger1099
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To: FreeReign

It’s cold in Russia during Winter, stop the presses!


72 posted on 12/23/2012 4:27:39 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Have you read the Martin Cruse Smith ‘Arkady Renko’ series? ‘Gorky Park’ and ‘Polar Star’ through ‘Dogs Eat Wolves’ is VERY good in terms of showing the underbelly of Russia/Communism.

Yes, they’re NOVELS, but he puts in a lot of research. He also trashes Cuba.

I LOVE Martin Cruse Smith! :)


73 posted on 12/23/2012 4:27:52 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I read “Gorky Park”. Never have found the other two books. I also recently found the DVD of “Gorky Park”. Love the movie too.


74 posted on 12/23/2012 4:37:29 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (U.S. elections have become nothing but another cheap ripoff of American Idol.)
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To: C210N
IPCC Minimum
Denier Minimum
Monckton Minimum
Watts Minimum
75 posted on 12/23/2012 4:50:06 PM PST by SC Swamp Fox (Aim small, miss small.)
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To: wvguy

I walked 15 blocks to work in -25 in Chicago in the early 90’s for several days two winters in a row. My sister in northern Iowa woke up to -35 a few years ago on a work day.


76 posted on 12/23/2012 4:54:31 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! [You can vote Democrat when you're dead]...)
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To: C210N
How about the Pander Minimum?

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LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

77 posted on 12/23/2012 5:48:47 PM PST by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: cripplecreek
19 degrees when I got up this morning and 30 degrees now. Pretty standard for this time of year.

Do you remember when it was -20 sometime in the 70's? I went outside to feed the birds and could not believe how that felt. I don't care if it gets that cold in Michigan ever again.

78 posted on 12/23/2012 5:50:32 PM PST by Gosh I love this neighborhood
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To: Flick Lives

I rode my bike to work on a +7 day here in philly. no one can mess with you at work on that day. I have special stuff i wear ie a face and ski mask. next day i drove my car. he he


79 posted on 12/23/2012 6:54:58 PM PST by kvanbrunt2
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To: Ruger1099

That’s just the magnetic pole, not the polar axis of spin.

OTOH, there is a small shift over time in the axial tilt, though that amounts of only +/- a degree or so:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axial_tilt
“For the past 5 million years, Earth’s obliquity has varied between 22° 02’ 33” and 24° 30’ 16”, with a mean period of 41,040 years.”


80 posted on 12/25/2012 1:50:19 AM PST by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Yep. I can’t hardly WAIT to be a drunken lout sucking vodka from Mother Government’s teat...ala the U.S.S.R.

Only they'll call it Victory Gin.

81 posted on 12/25/2012 1:44:36 PM PST by uglybiker (nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-BATMAN!)
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