From P Gosselin at NoTricksZone on 21 December 2012 – h/t Climate Depot.
It’s the worst cold snap in Russia in over 70 years. Hundreds have already frozen to death across Eastern Europe. But you won’t be hearing about this in the mainstream media.
The spate of cold weather that has lasted for weeks in many parts of Europe has now claimed at least 600 lives. Eastern Europe is the worst affected.
In the Ukraine, more than 150 deaths have been registered. Sixty-eight people have reportedly died in Poland from the cold, 64 in Russia and an estimated 70 in Belarus. In Romania, the official death toll has risen to 68. In Lithuania, 23 deaths have been reported, 24 in the Czech Republic and 10 in Latvia. At least 16 people have died so far due to the cold in Bulgaria, 13 in Hungary, and a total of 50 in the successor states of Yugoslavia.
Italy has also been severely affected by the cold, with 40 registered victims.
All I can think is: “Six hundred dead — from the weather — and, yes, the year is 2012 and someone recently started an argument over who owns the water in our rivers.”
First things first, genius.
Instead of biting our nails over dangerous man-made global warming that might affect the climate in maybe 80 years, we could first deal intelligently with natural, ordinary climate change.
Help each other out, you know what I mean? Rather than just scare each other witless.