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posted by on Wednesday January 11 2017, @10:59PM   Printer-friendly
from the bone-chilling dept.

The BBC reports:

At least 10 people died of cold in Poland. Night temperatures in Russia plunged to minus 30C.

Normally milder Greece has witnessed temperatures of minus 15C in the north where an Afghan migrant died of cold last week and roads were closed.

In Athens, the temperature failed to rise above 0C and several of the islands were covered in snow.

BBC Weather report about why the cold is so intense.

CBC reports:

The extreme winter weather that has gripped Europe in the past days has caused more than a dozen deaths, left villages cut off, caused power and water outages, frozen rivers and lakes, grounded flights and led to road accidents. Serbia's authorities on Sunday banned river traffic on its stretch of the Danube — one of Europe's main rivers — because of ice and strong wind.

[...] In Italy, eight deaths were blamed on the cold, including a man who died in the basement of an unused building in Milan, and another one on a street flanking Florence's Arno River. [Pope] Francis asked God to "warm our hearts so we'll help" the homeless.

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  • (Score: 4, Informative) by Unixnut on Thursday January 12 2017, @12:19AM

    by Unixnut (5779) on Thursday January 12 2017, @12:19AM (#452782)

    > Scientists predicted the climate will change. Even though some people try to deny it, here it is.

    Isn't that a bit like predicting the the sun will rise tomorrow? The climate has been changing before humans existed, I suspect it will change after humans have ceased to exist on earth. Nothing in the universe is static, it is always changing.

    The only thing crazier in my mind than people predicting the obvious, is that there are people out there that will deny the obvious.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 12 2017, @01:13AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 12 2017, @01:13AM (#452799)

    One issue with the climate change idea is that they take the average of an ensemble of models, all making different predictions from one another, and based on different contradictory assumptions.

  • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 12 2017, @08:43PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 12 2017, @08:43PM (#453056)

    We're all going to die too, so why the big deal about killing a few fetuses or nuking the odd town? Shit just happens.