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Hundreds Of Poor Freeze To Death In Europe

From an unfazed Agence France-Presse:

218 dead as cold snap grips Europe

February 3, 2012

Temperatures plunged to new lows in Europe where a week-long cold snap has now claimed more than 200 lives as forecasters warned that the big freeze would tighten its grip at the weekend.

In the Czech Republic, the mercury dropped to as low as minus 38.1 degrees Celsius (minus 36.5 Fahrenheit) overnight while even Rome was sprinkled in snow.

In the last seven days, a total of 218 people have died from the cold weather, according to an AFP tally.

Ukraine’s emergencies ministry said that the cold snap had now claimed 101 lives, substantially raising the previous toll of 63. Sixty-four of the victims died on the streets, it added.

Almost 1,600 people have requested medical attention for frostbite and hypothermia.

Meanwhile, Russia is threatening to cut off its oil supply. As it regularly does this time of year.

As they try to prevent the toll from rising even further, authorities announced that 2,940 shelters had been set up across the country where people could find warmth and food and another 100 would be opened in the next hours.

Maybe they should start producing more carbon emissions.

However there was no sign of an immediate let-up, with forecasters saying temperatures would hover between minus 25 to 30 degrees Celsius (minus 13 to minus 22 Fahrenheit) at night and minus 16 to 21 in the day…

Most of the dead in the European Union’s poorest country were people in villages, found frozen to death on the side of the road or in their unheated homes, the reports said

Still, isn’t it better to have hundreds of poor people freeze to death than to have a single global warming ‘scientist’ go without a grant?

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, February 3rd, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Hundreds Of Poor Freeze To Death In Europe”

  1. Anonymoose says:

    Last year was one of the longest and coldest winters I ever experienced. This year, with the La Nina keeping the winter weather north the Global Warmers are out in full force; saying last year was a freak occurrence, an aberration, and how this winter truly proves what they’ve been saying. Yet Alaska has gotten record snowfall and the coldest temperatures on record; and I know about the cold in Europe from friends over there. What will they say next year when the cold comes back to the U.S.?

    • untrainable says:

      They’ll say that the incredible variation over just one year proves that they were right all along. OMG The sky is blue. See, we were right all along.

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