Record Amounts of Global Warming Bring World to Standstill

A couple of reports reveal the amount of “global warming” the world is experiencing at the moment. As you almost certainly won’t hear about these particular weather events on the nightly news, I’m commenting on them here.

Japan Today reports that a thousand or more cars were stuck for hours by the heaviest snow ever recorded:

As many as 1,000 vehicles became stuck in traffic over a distance of about 20 kilometers on a national road in Tottori Prefecture from New Year’s Eve due to heavy snow and an accident, local officials said Saturday.

According to a local meteorological observatory, 89 centimeters of snow had accumulated in Yonago, Tottori Prefecture, as of 5 a.m. Saturday, the highest level since observations started in 1940

http://japantoday.com/category/national/view/1000-cars-stuck-in-tottori-pref-due-to-heavy-snow-accident

Meanwhile, the BBC reports that numerous ships and hundreds of crew are stuck fast in the Sea of Okhotsk off the coast of North East Russia, where the sea has turned to ice so thick you can drive a lorry on it:

Ten Ships, 600 crew trapped in Sea of Okhotsk

Rescue efforts are under way to evacuate more than 600 crew on 10 ships trapped in ice in the Sea of Okhotsk. The ice is up to 30cm (12 inches) thick in some places, according to the Russian news agency Itar-Tass.

The temperature in the area is -22C, according to Itar-Tass, and forecasts suggest it will fall even lower.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-12099928

When they said that the evidence for global warming was piling up, we didn’t realize that this was what they meant. Sure is warm out there!

5 responses to “Record Amounts of Global Warming Bring World to Standstill

  1. According to the current “offiicial” recordings of temperatures in the Sea of Okhotsk as seen in the WUWT sea ice pages, the area is not experiencing any anomalous temperatures, so the fact that there is 12″ thick ice must be dismissed as not in keeping with the sacred models.
    In fact just a few hundred miles away temperatures are 22 degrees above normal.

  2. Look, this is only weather, ok, right? And in any case we know that all this cold is caused by AGW because the ice in the Arctic is melting … and therefore it is cold in Siberia … and everywhere .. but anyway, it is warming, and some places in Africa are really really hot, mun!

    /sarc

  3. According to the Warmist talking heads, the cold weather is just a local phenomenon in parts of Europe.

    So Japan and the USA are local.

  4. I was so convinced by AGW science, that after last winter I bought a 4×4 – my first ever. Of course I realise the recent snow-like phenomenon is simply a globally localised anomaly, but the 4×4 certainly helped.

  5. The U. K. Met Office and NASA-GISS have reported the winter of 2010 will have above average temperatures and 2010 is the warmest year in recorded history, respectively. Perfidy from these government agencies is costing lives and grevious economic damage. It is time to dispense with the myth carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels is causing global warming or the new name–climate chaos.

    These government agencies should be required to prove their predictions are without prejudice. Severe penalties should be imposed if they can be shown to waste tax payers money.

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