Friday, 21 December 2012

Global warming deaths


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.


banned said...

1st to say "Must be all that global warming LOL".

A K Haart said...

banned - yes and they really seem to be suffering in certain areas.

Mark Wadsworth said...

Yes, but it's not "global warming" any more, it's "catastrophic climate change" which includes everything bad that ever happens, including earthquakes.

A K Haart said...

Mark - yes, and anything else to which the funding angle will stretch.