Minus 30°C for days…13°C below normal…homeless people dying…hands and feet are freezing…
That’s what we are hearing from a few media outlets in Europe, those who have dared to mention the “cold-snap” word and to write about reality. It’s been cold in Scandinavia, much of Europe, North America and Russia too. Where’s all the warming? Heck, even the oceans are below normal.
The European part of Russia is stuck deep in the freezer, reports the Austrian online Krone.at. The extreme cold is due to a huge high pressure system in the Arctic which has kept Moscow in temperatures down as low as -30°C for days. Krone.at writes:
The Russian media have been talking about ‘the hardest winter in the last 100 years’, causing 10 million people to shiver.
”This abnormal frost has been an enormous challenge,’ says Moscow mayor Sergei Sobjanin. Meteorologists don’t see any let up in the days ahead, and even expect temperatures to drop further. In the European part of Russia, unusually deep cold has dominated the area over the last 14 days. The average temperature for February so far alone for Moscow is 11 to 13°C below normal.”
There are reports that homeless people are getting hit hard. Pleas for blankets and clothing are being made. Famous Moscow doctor Elisabeth Glinki says:
Many people on the street are dying, or their hands and feet are freezing.”
Looking at the above temperature forecast chart above, things are going to get even worse in the days ahead.
But we all know what the explanation for this is, right!