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firefox
10-01-2010, 08:57 PM
Artic air and record snow falls gripped the northern hemisphere inflicting hardship and havoc from China, across Russia to Western Europe and over the US plains.

Uk is very badly hit most of the English football games have ben cancelled. How sad very boring weekend.

The temperatures in UK has gone down as much as -14C.
According to sources this is worst winter for a decade..
Life has come to standstill and many travellers are stranded in airports in most towns.

kuma
11-01-2010, 12:08 AM
A Frozen Britain as seen from above - Satellite Picture taken on 7 January 2010 shows the UK deep in the clutches of the current cold snap.

Click Here (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_depth/8447023.stm)

USJ27Resident
11-01-2010, 12:25 AM
....read somewhere that the moment the Altantic Gulf Stream (ocean current) gets affected good enough (weakened), then UK is in for really bad/cold weather... :eek:

....China on the other hand, is tinkering with the snowfalls... got story saying that the Govt is cloud seeding to add snowfall/rain fall so that the spring thaw will bring more water to the northern regions... currently experiencing extreme drought!!

AllUrban
11-01-2010, 02:04 PM
....read somewhere that the moment the Altantic Gulf Stream (ocean current) gets affected good enough (weakened), then UK is in for really bad/cold weather... :eek:

....China on the other hand, is tinkering with the snowfalls... got story saying that the Govt is cloud seeding to add snowfall/rain fall so that the spring thaw will bring more water to the northern regions... currently experiencing extreme drought!!It's very true and a huge concern. Most of the cities in Europe are actually quite far to the north and rely on warm water currents to bring a temperate climate.

As an example, London, UK (51 degrees north) and Paris, France (48 degrees north) are both further north than Ottawa and Montreal (both 45 degrees north) in Canada.

And winter in Ottawa & Montreal regularly hits temperatures of -10 degrees in the depths of January and February. While winter in London and Paris has temperatures normally above 0 degrees and very little snow.

To compare, the city of Winnipeg (aka 'Winter'peg) is at 49 degrees 55 minutes, while Saskatoon is at 52 degrees and Edmonton is at 53 degrees.

Cheers, m

Rhiga
11-01-2010, 03:07 PM
And Mr. Brown and other EU leaders still wanted to listen and follow their US brother to take a tough stand on global climate as demonstrated in the recent CP15.

Shame on them and pity those northern folks….

firefox
11-01-2010, 05:00 PM
So my Kashmir trip planned for February is definitely off.

USJ27Resident
11-01-2010, 05:24 PM
It's very true and a huge concern. Most of the cities in Europe are actually quite far to the north and rely on warm water currents to bring a temperate climate....

So in Global Warming... it melts the polar caps... and allows the water to be denser [heavier] and screws up the Atlantic Gulf Stream and thus creates colder, more brutal winters.... how ironic.... ;)

Guess the polar bears and AllUrban will be happy... :p snuggle happily together.....

sheeeesh! I read too much...

rachel sj
11-01-2010, 05:29 PM
So my Kashmir trip planned for February is definitely off.

On the other extreme, the south hemisphere temperature is on the rise...some cities in Australia are said to go pass 40C and ausie govt has issued warning of bush fire.

dwhch
11-01-2010, 05:47 PM
On the other extreme, the south hemisphere temperature is on the rise...some cities in Australia are said to go pass 40C and ausie govt has issued warning of bush fire.



This is not new for us. Is a norm for us every year as long as Aust exist since 2/3 of Aust is a dessert country. The heat wave comes when we get the North wind from the desert in summer. Today can be 40c but once the cool change comes through, it usually drops to a cool 20c the next day. After all summer is only 3 months. Most of the time in southern states the average temperature is around 20-25.

Once you live here long enough is part of life and its really not a drama for us. Only ppl in asia who have not lived in a desert country before would misunderstood it for climate change ... is really not.

Tong
11-01-2010, 09:09 PM
So in Global Warming... it melts the polar caps... and allows the water to be denser [heavier] and screws up the Atlantic Gulf Stream and thus creates colder, more brutal winters.... how ironic.... ;)

Guess the polar bears and AllUrban will be happy... :p snuggle happily together.....

sheeeesh! I read too much...

In this recent case it is not the gulf stream that is the problem but a high pressure zone over Iceland which is reversing the wind direction so its coming from the north west instead of south east.

It has happened before and will happen again not sure that it can be attributed to global warming.
:)

AllUrban
12-01-2010, 12:17 PM
So in Global Warming... it melts the polar caps... and allows the water to be denser [heavier] and screws up the Atlantic Gulf Stream and thus creates colder, more brutal winters.... how ironic.... ;)

Guess the polar bears and AllUrban will be happy... :p snuggle happily together.....

sheeeesh! I read too much...The polar bears may be extinct soon as the ice floes are too small, too few and too far between to allow them to hunt conveniently.

Polar bears are starting to scavenge garbage in northern communities in Canada...dangerous for the people and the bears too....all the coca cola will lead to diabetes....

As for snuggling, m has someone to snuggle with so the Polar bears will have to find someone else.

Cheers, m