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Heavy Snow, Flooding Kills 12 In Europe

From the global warmers at the Associated Press:

12 dead as heavy snow, flooding slams Europe

By Juergen Baetz, Associated Press Thu Dec 2, 2010

BERLIN – Freezing temperatures and often blinding snowfall killed 12 more people and caused travel chaos across northern Europe on Thursday, while some of the worst floods in a century devastated parts of the Balkans.

Airports closed down or delayed flights across the continent, roads were coated in an impassible mix of ice and snow and even Europe’s vaunted high-speed trains struggled to cope.

Authorities declared a state of emergency in three Balkan countries on Thursday — Bosnia, Serbia and Montenegro — and were evacuating hundreds of people after heavy rainfall caused severe flooding along the Drina River — the worst in 104 years, officials said…

There must have been some serious carbon emissions 104 years ago. 

On the other side of the river, authorities in Serbia and Montenegro evacuated hundreds of people as the Drina flooded farms and roads. Schools were closed, many people had no electricity or heat, and water supplies were contaminated along the river in all three countries.

In Poland, the cold claimed 10 more lives, bringing the overall deaths there to 18, police spokesman Mariusz Sokolowski said, as police scourged [sic] the streets for homeless or drunk people in hopes of saving their lives

Two deaths were reported in Germany — a 73-year-old in Lower Saxony who was struck by a train while trying to clear snow and an 18-year-old in Baden-Wuerttemberg, who lost control of his vehicle on an icy road and crashed into a truck.

Air travel was upended. Gatwick Airport, one of Britain’s busiest, was closed for a second straight day, canceling another 600 flights as conditions continued to deteriorate. Edinburgh Airport and London’s City Airport were also closed until at least late evening, according to Eurocontrol, the air traffic agency…

Travelers hoping to fare better by road or rail were equally stymied as snow continued to fall across the U.K. and most of Germany, leaving thousands of motorists stranded overnight in their cars…

Heavy snowfall in Poland created treacherous situations on many of the country’s already abysmal roads. Thousands of Polish homes were left without electricity or heat as temperatures hovered around minus 10 Celsius (14 Fahrenheit)…

A deep freeze gripped Sweden, with the lowest temperatures overnight Thursday measuring minus 29.6 Celsius (minus 21.3 Fahrenheit) in Lillhardal in the center of the country…

And it is not even winter yet. Of course, as we have mentioned before, far more people die from cold weather than hot weather.

Which is one reason the cultists have stopped calling their religion ‘global warming’ and now prefer the truly meaningless phrase, ‘climate change.’

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, December 3rd, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Heavy Snow, Flooding Kills 12 In Europe”

  1. Liberals Demise says:

    This is why they are holding the Climate Change conference in Cancun, right?
    You can’t do it in a freezing, snowy Europe now can we?

  2. GetBackJack says:

    Can you imagine how cold it would be if we weren’t in a globe-killing warming trend? Man, it would suck. I’m gonna call some talk radio stations in Northern Europe and remind them they should be glad this is a sign of global warming.

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