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‘Polar vortex’ hits US Midwest and Northeast with record freezing temperatures

04.01.2014 21:32

The American Midwest and Northeast have braced for a "polar vortex," a megastorm that is expected to bring record low temperatures on Monday. So far extreme weather conditions have claimed at least 16 lives, paralyzed travel and caused power shortage.

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Tom Charles 23.01.2014 15:11

Why can't folks simply do the conversion of Centigrade to Fahreinheit? It's easy and most of us learned it in middle school.

Secondly, it appears that HAARP may be involved: (Sorry, link isn't being allowed...) The numbers don't lie (HAARP microwave waves can be measured), but the media won't touch this with a ten-foot pole. Global climate change should be addressed scientifically, but we're all being distracted from the Japanese F.S. disaster. Now, "they" just directed the huge influx of F.S. radiation, further south to our southern neighbors. This program thinks "Fukushima" ; is offensive!

 

Daniel Bouchard 08.01.2014 17:52

So I understand that the USA had a few cold days but seriously just cuz it's cold in the winter does not mean global warming is not happening Americans are so ignorant to everything around them for yrs Canadians like me experience -50 Celsius temps two days go it was -51 at 9am as we put together a load of lumber we were outside for 5 hours straight you ppl think that's new global warming still happens here even tho we have sub zero temps it's winter time seriously smarten up and add a few layers of clothes you will be fine!


 

NSA 07.01.2014 09:38

Obama will have to ground is drones.

 

Stefania Candy Nagle 06.01.2014 17:03

Michigan in the 70's was way worse, detroit closed the freeway

 

anon 06.01.2014 09:16

"the core phenomenon, scientific questions, and hypotheses have been examined thoroughly and have stood firm in the face of serious scientific debate and careful evaluation of alternative explanations."

No one is arguing the climate is changing - but the earth heats up and cools down naturally - as such Co2 is a bi product of heating up ergo Co2 is not causing the earth to heat up but its the product of the earth heating up. Also all the planets in our solar system are having increased levels of Co2 - common element in all of this is the Sun - which itself is going through major changes as reported here

 

SourceKnown! 06.01.2014 07:11

Everyone knows that scientists say what ever they are paid to say. For years we were told that there was nothing to worry about and that we and big business should keep doing what we at the time were doing.

Now we are being told that our activities are causing this and that the majority of people on the planet should pay to fix it.

The scientists and big business are responsible for this, let them pay for it one way or another.
Poor people need to reinvest their money wisely it is now life or death.

Huma nity needs to start being responsible, all of us must change out mentality, attitude and behavior.

 

Jim 06.01.2014 04:34

Many people would rather believe in fantasies than careful scientific evaluation. But for those who prefer to be scientific, here is a quote from the National
Research Council: "there is a strong, credible body of evidence, based on multiple lines of research, documenting that climate is changing and that these changes are in large part caused by human activities. While much remains to be learned, the core phenomenon, scientific questions, and hypotheses have been examined thoroughly and have stood firm in the face of serious scientific debate and careful evaluation of alternative explanations."

 

Honda Cbr 06.01.2014 04:20

Delete This Comment 06.01.2014 02:24

I wish all those Global Warming nutcases would freeze to death in the Arctic Cold, but they're all probably living in FL and CA.

  


I wish people who are too stupid to comprehend the difference between Climate and Weather would stop breeding.

 

funkytowel 06.01.2014 04:12

0 degrees is very cold. 100 is very hot. That is simple, not that formula to convert them.

 

Jamie Athey 06.01.2014 03:49

funkytowel 06.01.2014 03:18

Why won't you put both Fahrenheit and celcius??? I'm reading news about my own country and have to look up what -30 C is. Not very informative.

  


Very few countries use Fahrenheit. The rest of the world uses the metric system and has been doing so since the early 20th century. This news agency is based in Russia therefore it's understandable they would use what they themselves and most of the world uses to measure temperature.

 

funkytowel 06.01.2014 03:18

Why won't you put both Fahrenheit and celcius??? I'm reading news about my own country and have to look up what -30 C is. Not very informative.

 

Delete This Comment 06.01.2014 02:24

I wish all those Global Warming nutcases would freeze to death in the Arctic Cold, but they're all probably living in FL and CA.

 

Rudy Haugeneder 06.01.2014 00:54

Thank God for the continental deep freeze. It is an overdue natural savior. It has basically wiped out the the deadly pine beetle that has destroyed British Columbia pine forests and was spreading like the plague to the east and south. Now it is dead in its tracks, saving millions upon millions of acres of pine forests across North America.
Also, hopefully, the deep freeze has done the same to the Asian Carp that threatened to spread into the Great Lakes and further across the continent, destroying marine life like nothing else has ever crippled it.

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