Not only Europe is getting walloped by winter, so are some regions in China, where the most snow has fallen in 30 years.
The early snowstorms have isolated herdsman living in remote areas, see map, and Chinese relief services dispatched assistance.
According to China.org.cn:
Snow storms has hit four towns in Xing’an Prefecture, a pasture region about 1,500 km northeast of the regional capital, Hohhot, since last Saturday.
Snow has accumulated up to 30 cm deep in most parts of the region and a meter in some areas.
The snow was 40 days earlier than its usual arrival time and was the heaviest in 30 years. At least 700 heads of livestock are believed to have died in the storm.
Winter arrives early in Northeast China
And more here: Winter in China
UPDATE: Record cold in the UK. h/t: M White
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In the mean time: The Climate Mafia gather in Cancun
“The coldest place overnight was Llysdinam near Llandrindod Wells, Wales, where the mercury plunged to -17.3C”
It’s cold out there
Edit note: “head” is a plural term when referring to stock animals. So “700 Head of Cattle Die”.
China is doing its best for the planet; the huge expansion of coal-burning power plants is the best thing that could happen there.
The “cold front affecting Luzon” (Luzon is the northern and biggest island of the Philippines) is a daily weather advisory of the country’s weather bureau, PAGASA. We dont have snow of course, but it’s cloudy here everyday, with some rains on some days. China’s cold wave should be blowing southwards down to the equator.
I used this story above in my new blog article, “Cancun capitalism vs. Climate socialism”, http://funwithgovernment.blogspot.com/2010/11/cancun-capitalism-vs-climate-socialism.html