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Where is Al Gore?

July 22: Worst snowstorm in 50 years hits Buenos Aires.



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http://momento24.com/en/2009/07/22/buenos-aires-province-snow-falls-in-the-south/
http://www.metsul.com/blog/
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2009/07/23/historic-snow-event-in-south-america/


In San Luis, San Juan, Mendoza and the southern part of Buenos Aires province since early this morning snow began to cover the roofs of cars and homes, the phenomenon occurred in Punta Alta and Coronel Suárez.

National Highway Autority, said that “the fall of flakes was recorded on routes 3, from Bahia Blanca to Pedro Luro, 33 from Bahia Blanca to Pigüé, and 35 from Bahía Blanca to the border with the Province of La Pampa. Thus, anticipating the arrival of a wave of polar air, slowly moving toward the center of the country. “

Bahía Blanca temperature reached minus 16 ° Celsius.

They recommended that “those who do not have to leave urgently should wait until 10, and if they need to do so drive with caution, reducing speeds to 40 or 60 kilometers per hour for cars and buses and 40 for trucks” .

And asked to “move with the low-beam headlights on, do not stop on the road or shoulder, do not make any abrupt maneuvers and, in the presence of ice slow down and avoid sudden stops.”

Alert Announced for gusty winds in: Capital Federal, south, central and eastern Buenos Aires province, northeast of Chubut, east of Rio Negro, Rio de la Plata and adjacent sea area, the area winds could reach 100 km / h.



Dude, 100kph? That’s a major blizzard!

In Bahia Blanca, a coastal city in the Southern part of the Buenos Aires, the snow storm is heavy and local authorities describe it as the worst snow event in 50 years. Roads are already blocked by snow and ice in the regional. TN news channel reports some areas of the Sierra de La Ventana could pick up even 3 feet of snow, unimaginable to the region.



Let’s be fair: it is winter in the southern hemisphere. But this is Buenos Aires, where “slightly cool” is as cold as it ever gets! Snow there is darn near unknown:

In July 9th and 10th 2007 it snowed in the city of Buenos Aires for the first time in 89 years.

So this current storm is at least the 2nd time it has snowed there in 91 years.

Somebody find Al Gore, and get him the heck out of Argentina.



Meanwhile, Senator John Kerry (traitor - MA) blathers on and on:

Chairman Kerry Opening Statement At Hearing On Climate Change And Global Security

We are here today to discuss a grave and growing threat to global stability, human security, and America’s national security. As you will hear from all of today’s witnesses, the threat of catastrophic climate change is not an academic concern for the future.
It is already upon us, and its effects are being felt worldwide, right now. Earlier this year, a 25-mile wide ice bridge connecting the Wilkins Shelf to the Antarctic landmass shattered, disconnecting the Shelf from the Antarctic continent. In four years, the Arctic is projected to experience its first ice-free summer—not in 2030, but in 2013. The threat is real and fast approaching.
Just as 9-11 taught us the painful lesson that oceans could not protect us from terror, today we are deluding ourselves if we believe that climate change will stop at our borders.
Fortunately, America’s most trusted security voices—including those here today—have been sounding the alarm. In 2007, eleven former Admirals and high-ranking generals issued a seminal report from the Center for Naval Analysis, where Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn serves on the Military Advisory Board. They warned that climate change is a ―threat multiplier‖ with ―the potential to create sustained natural and humanitarian disasters on a scale far beyond those we see today.‖
This is because climate change injects a major new source of chaos, tension, and human insecurity into an already volatile world. It threatens to bring more famine and drought, worse pandemics, more natural disasters, more resource scarcity, and human displacement on a staggering scale. Places only too familiar with the instability, conflict, and resource competition that often create refugees and IDPs, will now confront these same challenges with an ever growing population of EDPs—environmentally displaced people. We risk fanning the flames of failed-statism, and offering glaring opportunities to the worst actors in our international system. In an interconnected world, that endangers all of us.
Nowhere is the nexus between today’s threats and climate change more acute than in South Asia–the home of Al Qaeda and the center of our terrorist threat. Scientists are now warning that the Himalayan glaciers, which supply water to almost a billion people from China to Afghanistan, could disappear completely by 2035.




Hey, fresh snow in the Alps today too, and in Africa. AFRCIA!

http://www.skiinfo.com reports that fresh snow in the Alps at the end of last week boosted snow depths at the continent’s open summerski glaciers. Tignes in France and Val Senales in Italy reported the biggest falls with 15cm (six inches) of fresh powder each. At Tignes this temporarily boosted the snow depth to 195cm (6.5 feet). Another Italian ski area, Cervinia reported 7cm (three inches) of new snow and just over the border Zermatt, which shares this world’s only cross-border summer ski area, reported 5cm of new snow. It is currently reporting, marginally, the greatest snow depth in the world at present with 422cm (nearly 14 feet) of snow on the glacier; 12cm/four inches than Austria’s Molltal glacier in second place.

Moving in to the southern hemisphere where it really is winter, heavy snow is currently falling in parts of South America, with virtually all ski areas expected to receive fresh snow in the coming days if they have not done so already.

Portillo in Chile reports 30cm (a foot) of fresh snow in the past 24 hours taking season snowfall to date past 330cm (11 feet) and base depth on the mountain to 1.5m (5 feet). The access road to capital Santiago is currently closed by snow.

In Argentina the largest area Catedral is also receiving heavy snowfall at present, reporting a 10cm (four inch) accumulation in the past 12 hours.

Fresh snow in Africa has brought snow depths up to 60cm (Two feet) at Tiffindell (South Africa) and the ski run now extends to 1km, the longest this season to date. Afriski in Lesotho is also reports it has opened for their season. Most of New Zealand’s ski areas are sitting on healthy bases of 1-2m (approximately 3- 7 feet) and most have reported moderate snowfalls of 5-10cm (2 – 4 inches) in the past week, topping up those snow packs with a nice dusting of powder.


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