Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Frozen blossom


I see the chattering classes are still willing to spout the latest IPCC fairy tales.

Increasing magnitudes of warming increase the likelihood of severe, pervasive, and irreversible impacts” warns the latest report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Meanwhile, in the real world some people still have to make a living. ArmeniaNow reports on the damage caused to fruit crops by unusually heavy snow and freezing temperatures.

A powerful cyclone that penetrated Armenia and was accompanied with a sharp temperature drop, hail and heavy snow has caused huge damage to the country’s agricultural sector.

Apricot, cherry, peach, plum orchards in the Ararat valley and low-lying parts of the foothills in which trees had already been in blossom were affected by the onslaught of the cold front over the weekend.

The Ministry of Agriculture has not yet published information on the scale of the damage caused by the weekend weather event.

Gyulnara Avetisyan, meanwhile, says the latest snowfalls and freezing temperatures are the hardest in her memory.

“I don’t remember such heavy snow and a drop in temperatures by 10 degrees,” she says.

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