Winter carnivals are popular, and naturally organizers hope to get cold and snow to make sure they go well.
Years ago global warming activists were warning that the days of winter carnivals were numbered, and that snow would be soon a thing of the past. Winter carnivals faced cancellations due to missing snow and balmy weather caused by manmade climate change.
This year the predictions of cancellation have finally come true – at least in Plattsburg, New York, this weekend. According to organizers, its scheduled annual carnival has been canceled – not because of a lack of snow and warm weather, but rather because of extreme cold. See forecast here.
Hat-tip: Indomitable Snowman
Temperatures this Saturday are forecast to plummet close to -30°C.
www.mychamplainvalley.com reports that the Carnival Committee spokesperson Allsion Hulbert Bruce says the decision was made on Thursday because they don’t want their volunteers or area families “exposed to the elements this weekend” … “We just think it’s safer for everyone.”