Must be “Global Warming”: Most Brutal Winter Weather in “Living Memory” Hits Middle East

by JennSierra on January 12, 2008

in Afghanistan, climate and weather, India, Iran, Jenn Sierra, Pakistan

The National Geographic is reporting:

The heaviest snowfall in [Iran] in more than a decade has killed at least 21 people…Some died of the severe cold, some were buried under avalanches, and others died after their cars overturned on snow-covered roads…Heavy snow and cold weather has also affected Afghanistan, India, and several Central Asian countries.

Winter-related tragedies reported by the BBC hereand here by the Gulf Daily News (Bahrain) here and by Reuters here include:

  • Iran: eight people frozen to death after being trapped in their cars…snowfalls for the first time in living memory [in desert areas]
  • Kyrgyzstan: 50 homeless people froze[n] to death
  • Tajikistan: daytime temperatures as low as -10C and nighttime temps as low as -25C with power rationing
  • Afghanistan: 50 deaths caused by heavy snow, and food shortages due to closed roads
  • Ghor: Five people killed in an avalanche
  • Herat: eight members of the same family died after their roof collapsed under heavy snow
  • Pakistan: seven soldiers killed in avalanche
  • Mazandaran: unprecedented cold weather and gas shortages
  • Baghdad: first snowfall in “living memory”
  • Uzbekistan: coldest temperatures for almost four decades
  • India: more than 20 people killed by cold weather
  • Tehran: airports and schools closed

Die-hard members of the religion of Global Warming, however, are keeping the faith:

OSLO: Climate change is still nudging up temperatures in the long term even though the warmest year was back in 1998 and 2008 has begun with unusual weather such as a cool Pacific and Baghdad’s first snow in memory, experts said. “Global warming has not stopped,” said senior scientific co-ordinator of the World Meteorological Organisat-ion’s climate programme Amir Delju.

(hat-tip, 1389, also on FHK)


{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 al January 12, 2008 at 10:41 pm

i am still not convinced there is a connection between global warming and human activities. i listen to many ex-perts including like president bushi and they are not convinced either. So, you little boring alarmists (oops!), i mean environmentalists, get a life. What is next? elvis is dead.

2 al January 12, 2008 at 10:45 pm

i am still not convinced there is a connection between global warming and human activities. I listen to many experts including president bushi and they are not convinced either.

3 Gramfan January 17, 2008 at 1:27 am

I know climate change has occurred forever. Global warming has yet to be thoroughly proved, other than it being a way to make lots of money for Al Gore and others.

Apart from that, when could man ever change the weather? No matter what we do we will have very little if any effect on it.

4 Dan July 20, 2008 at 7:58 pm

al gore has nothing to do with global warming wake up with the rest of the world because the majority of the earths educated population is standing ready to fight against this catastrophic event and as though it may be too late, we will not stop

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