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Mayhem World Over As Cold Weather Hits Global Warming Hard

8173129SO cold is it that the papers and news media all lead with the weather. Sky News screms (and this is “breaking news”): “Snow, Ice And Sleet Causes Travel Mayhem.” The Daily Star‘s front page  says it’s “-18”. The Mail‘s says “-12”. And Richard North looks at the world view, as told by the serious newspapers:

LET The Times do the talking for once. “Arctic freeze and snow wreak havoc across the planet,” it reports.

“Arctic air and record snow falls gripped the northern hemisphere yesterday, inflicting hardship and havoc from China, across Russia to Western Europe and over the US plains,” it tells us.

“There were few precedents for the global sweep of extreme cold and ice that killed dozens in India, paralysed life in Beijing and threatened the Florida orange crop. Chicagoans sheltered from a potentially killer freeze, Paris endured sunny Siberian cold, Italy dug itself out of snowdrifts and Poland counted at least 13 deaths in record low temperatures of about minus 25C (-13F).”

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Posted: 5th, January 2010 | In: Reviews | Comments (5)