I thought this kind of stuff didn’t happen way down there in the tropical Caribbean. All that global-warming-caused cold seems to be spreading everywhere.
The German online Die Zeit today has a video clip here, and writes:
According to meteorologists, it was the coldest December on the Carribean island in 50 years. In some regions the temperature fell to 1.9°C.”
In the clip one man is quoted as saying that 15°C is already cold for Cuba. The Head Cuban Meteorologist says “the weather is going to get more extreme and that hurricanes will be stronger”. Yeah yeah. The clip then adds:
Most Cubans can’t recall ever having such cold weather.”
Last winter was also a harsh one in Cuba. Last January, 26 patients at a psychiatric hospital in Havana died as a result of cold weather, so reports the M&C News here. But we can’t really blame climate change for that, now can we? There are accusations that the hospital was too poorly equipped to care for the patients. M&C reports:
Cuba provides free universal health care. The communist state admits that its system is in a poor state, but blames the US trade embargo, which makes it difficult to import medical supplies and equipment.
Sure – blame warming for all the cold, and so let’s blame US capitalism for failed socialism too. You Canadians may want to go elsewhere for your holidays this winter.
Cold In India
It’s also has been very cold in India too. The Swiss 20 min reports of “extreme cold”. 20min writes:
Alone in the state of Uttar Pradesh 24 people have died over the last days, reports the newspaper the «Times of India» on Monday. There were three additioonal deaths in the Indian part of Kaschmir, where temperatures on -23°C were measured over the weekend. According to forecasts by meteorologists.