Global Warming Appetizer – Heavy Snow Fall In South Africa Blamed On Global Warming. As is Ice Storms in Kenya.

Unexpected snowfall and freezing temperatures in the KwaZulu-Natal region of South Africa has been described by so called climate experts as a feature of global warming.

The country experienced its coldest night on record two nights ago – in the spring time.

The adverse weather has shocked and surprised many locals, with forecasters warning that worse conditions could follow.

The snow is part of a continuing pattern of cold snaps across the continent that has also seen unprecedented ice storms in Kenya, resulting in 4 inch deep hail covering the ground.”

”In a South African Independent article titled ”Warming has a hand in recent wild weather”, Joanne Yawitch, the deputy director general in the department of environmental affairs and tourism, noted that ”climate change”, as in man made climate change, was playing a role in the adverse weather patterns: ”What it raises for South Africa is the ability to develop a [resilience] to weather changes and how to deal with these,” she said.

The comments echo those of World Wildlife Fund development and sustainability program manager Paul Toni, who recently told reporters in Australia that ”The freezing temperatures are proof of the urgent need to cut carbon pollution.

That’s right – in case you weren’t aware of the new climate change catch-all explanation, man made CO2 emissions now cause global cooling as well as global warming.

Indeed, all weather events, be it snow, rainfall, storms, hurricanes, typhoons or earthquakes are also now caused by CO2 emissions. This is because none of the current weather trends fit in with the notion that has been pushed for the best part of a decade now that an overall heating of the Earth mandates the poor and middle classes be hit with multiple forms of lifestyle restriction and CO2 taxation in order to save the planet. ”

http://infowars.net/articles/September2008/230908Cooling.htm

”Warming has a hand in recent wild weather”

http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=14&art_id=vn20080921082444968C598054

”Conservation group WWF has blamed climate change (i.e Global Warming) for the coldest August in Sydney for more than 60 years.”

http://news.smh.com.au/national/big-chill-a-symptom-of-climate-chaos-20080901-46yx.html

                                  Global Warming Anyone?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/7596134.stm

‘Snowfall’ shocks Kenyan village

Residents of a village in central Kenya were shocked to see a blanket of hail resembling snow covering their land.

”I have not seen such a thing ever since I was born,” said one resident of Nyahururu.

”Where shall we graze our cattle now? We do not know when this thing will melt,” said another.

The Meteorological Department dismissed claims that the area had experienced snowfall, saying it was just hail which did not melt because of cold weather.

There is snow in Kenya – but only on the summit of the nearby Mount Kenya.

The storm caused widespread damage to food crops, grazing fields and greenhouses at a nearby flower farm.

The hail covered 100 acres (40ha) of land and was at least four inches deep, privately-owned NTV station reported.

‘Looks like stone’

”You can see this is heavy, it’s not powdery the way you’d expect snow to be,” said Samuel Mwangi, the assistant director for weather forecasting at the Meteorological Department. ”Nyahururu is cooler so when the hail falls, it will tend to linger for hours on the ground,” he said.

James Kariuki, a local journalist, said at least 50 acres (20ha) of maize and 10 greenhouses at a flower farm were damaged by the storm.

Many of the villagers said they had never witnessed such an occurrence.

”This is not even rain, it is something that just fell suddenly. Even if you try digging into it, you will not find any water, it just looks like stone,” one villager said.

Mr Mwangi said that parts of western Kenya frequently experience hail storms, but there the stones melt instantly due to high temperatures.

                     

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