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Global Warming biting hard in the US, 49 of 50 states have snow on the ground

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Global Warming is striking hard in the US.  The Herald reports on ‘Snowmageddon’ or global warming in a cool phase:

A major storm blowing in heavy snow and ice is gripping large swaths of the winter-weary US, leaving a dozen people dead and knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of homes.

Thousands of travellers were stranded as flights, including at major air hubs in Atlanta and New York, were cancelled, and nearly 800,000 homes and businesses lost power, mainly in Georgia, and North and South Carolina.

The latest brutal freeze to hammer the eastern states of the country since the start of the year has been dubbed “snowmaggedon”, “mind-boggling” and “historic” by major television networks and forecasters.

CBS News said at least 11 deaths had been blamed on the ferocious conditions.

“A strengthening area of low pressure will move up the east coast Thursday bringing with it significant winter weather from the southeast to New England (in the northeast),” said the National Weather Service, which had warned of a “mammoth dome” of Arctic air.  Read more »