Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Artic Ice & Odd Weather
So It appears that Arctic ice isn't vanishing after all.
There was some coverage of the chaos caused in central and southern China by their heaviest snowfalls for decades - but little attention was paid to the snow that last week carpeted Jerusalem, Damascus and Amman, none of them exactly used to Dickensian Christmas card weather.
Similarly, Saudis last month expressed amazement at their heaviest snow for many years, in Afghanistan snow and freezing weather killed 120 people and large parts of the United States and Canada have been swept by unusually fierce blizzards.
It's truly amazing how statistics can be bent. Lies, damn lies and statistics.