Sunday, January 29, 2006

Blizzards In Hawaii While Rain Falls In New York


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Today, yet another rainstorm is heading up to New York. This is January! Meanwhile, huge parts of the planet are getting hammered by blizzards including Hawaii! Instabilty is one of the effects of global warming.

From Unknown Country:
A vast arctic cold front has driven temperatures to record lows from Norway to Siberia and Japan, and has now brought snow to the slopes of Mauna Kea volcano in Hawaii. Tourists from California who were climbing the volcano were almost stranded when the latest blizzard began. The park rangers who work there all say they have never seen snow this intense in Hawaii before. While snow is fairly common on Mauna Kea, blizzard conditions are rare.

Temperatures in Moscow have plunged to -35 last week, and the US northeast has been experienced heavy snowfall in recent days. Bitter cold has gripped northern India, and New Delhi has seen record lows, as has Greece, where the Acropolis is covered with snow. Hundreds have died worldwide, at least 53 in Ukraine alone.
Truly, the weather is extremely bizarre this year. I was out sawing firewood they other day in a light jacket and was soon covered with sweat because of the hot sun! This, on a mountain in upstate New York! Unbelievable.

Americans are rejoicing in this weather because our fuel costs are down but there are some devils in these details and if any of them take form, we just might end up with no port cities on the Gulf or Florida.

Also, I just wanted to do a cartoon about snow in Hawaii. Have to have some mordant fun. Haha.
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