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Global Warming Russian Style

December 19, 2012
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By Paul Homewood

 

RIA Novosti / Aleksandr Kryazhev

 

RT News in Russia report:-

 

Down to -50C: Russians freeze to death as strongest-in-decades winter hits

 

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.

Over the weekend, meteorologists predict temperatures will plunge even lower in the Moscow region, hitting -25. The Russian capital is also expected to be swept with snow, RIA Novosti reported.

Temperatures have been 7 degrees lower than the norm for five days already, which is considered an anomaly, according to the Meteonovosti.ru website. The cold spell in the Moscow region is expected to continue for at least three more days.

 

No doubt some rent seeking “scientists” will blame it on global warming! But Muttski knows better.

 

RIA Novosti / Aleksey Malgavko

 

 

 

 

h/t Russ Steele

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. Dr K.A. Rodgers permalink
    December 19, 2012 8:21 pm

    What temperatures did it reach down to during the WWII German invasion of Russia e.g. Battle of Stalingrad and Battle of Leningrad?

  2. December 19, 2012 8:25 pm

    OK. Own up! Who is invading Russia this time ? It’s not funny and it’s not clever!

  3. December 19, 2012 10:27 pm

    One clear and obvious benefit of global warming would be that it would save thousands of lives and relieve millions from the misery of these harsh winters. Ironically, people throughout the planet are being forced into fuel poverty by mindless bureaucratic drones to prevent a few-tenths of a degree rise in world temperatures.

  4. December 19, 2012 10:30 pm

    Reblogged this on Climate Ponderings and commented:
    Brrrrrrrrrrrr

  5. Brian H permalink
    December 20, 2012 4:06 am

    Perhaps this will inspire Russia to be even more outspoken in condemning CAGW. They’re living through “existence disproof”, after all.

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