Hang on, I thought we just ‘celebrated’ the warmest year on record?

Apparently global warming isn’t that bad. After all, if it was really real and as catastrophic as has been suggested, we wouldn’t be getting headlines about the pending snow-pocalypse about to descend on the US.

One in seven Americans will get at least half a foot of snow outside their homes when this weekend’s big storm has finished delivering blizzards, gale-force winds, whiteout conditions and flooding to much of the eastern United States.

The first flakes of what could become two feet or more of wet, driving snow began falling in Washington Friday afternoon, sloshing in from the Ohio River Valley looking just like the forecasts promised.  

Conditions quickly became treacherous along the path of the storm. Arkansas and Tennessee got eight inches; Kentucky got more than a foot, and states across the Deep South grappled with icy, snow-covered roads and power outages. In Mississippi, the storm spawned two tornadoes.

At least seven people died in storm-related crashes, including Stacy Sherrill, whose car plummeted off an icy road in Tennessee. Her husband survived, but it took him hours to climb up the 300-foot embankment and get help.

Officials warned people to shelter in place as the blizzards continue.

“The forecast does not show any evidence of lightening up,” Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser said, stressing the “life and death implications.”

Well, we could help stop these “deadly snowstorms” by embracing global warming.

 

– NZ Herald


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