For the Global Warming Theroist... lol

Discussion in 'Campfire' started by D33RHUNT3R, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. D33RHUNT3R

    D33RHUNT3R Well-Known Member

    Notice this is in JORDAN in the MIDDLE the FRIGGIN DESERT :biggrin: I like the part where they refer to snoballs a Missiles too :biggrin:

    updated 9:52 a.m. CT, Tues., Jan. 22, 2008
    AMMAN, Jordan - The lone de-icing machine at Jordan's busy international airport worked frantically on Tuesday to clear planes for take off when a freak snowstorm blanketed this small desert country in a cold snap that has the whole region shivering.

    Temperatures have plunged throughout the Middle East, dusting cities with unfamiliar snowfalls and sending residences scurrying for their blankets and jackets to cope with the near freezing temperatures in many places.

    While streets in the Jordanian capital, Amman, were icy and dangerous and traffic immediately clogged, farmers have welcomed the much needed precipitation in the midst of an unusually dry winter that has damaged crops and sent food prices soaring. The desert kingdom depends heavily on winter rains for its agriculture.

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    Snowball-wielding children also welcomed the thick snowflakes and promptly began pelting passing motorists with their rare missiles.

    "Heavy fog also hampered our efforts, but we expect the worst to come later today when the temperatures will drop below freezing," said an airport spokeswoman about the chaotic situation at the airport which has daily flights to Asia, Europe, North America and nearby Baghdad.

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    Meteorologists in the region are calling it the worst cold front since 1964 and attributing it to a high pressure zone in northern Europe that is forcing cold air into the Middle East.

    The 10-day old cold front has also destroyed fruits and vegetables in the Jordan Valley, compounding worries that food prices will jump higher amid concerns about skyrocketing fuel prices as the government removes subsidies on basic commodities.

    In neighboring Syria, the dry winter had originally prompted President Bashar Assad to call for nationwide prayers for rain, but on Tuesday Damascus received its own blanket of snow, its first this winter.

    The cold snap has caused extensive damage to the country's crops, the official Syrian news agency, SANA, reported, but relief could be in sight with forecasts of rain for Wednesday.

    In normally sunny Egypt, rain and the near-freezing temperatures have shocked residents, many describing it as the coldest winter in years.

    'Roads are crazy'
    "It's definitely much colder than ever before," said Mohammed Ahmed, a shivering delivery driver who had to pilot his moped through Cairo's rain-slicked streets on Tuesday. "I'm drinking a lot of coffee and espresso to keep warm and alert because the roads are crazy."

    The streets of normally arid Cairo, perched on the edge of the Sahara Desert, have no drains and the cold rain has created pools of standing water, bringing the city's already torturous traffic to a honking standstill.

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    Winter in Cairo usually consists of mild sunny days with the occasional clouds and chill wind, but the current cold snap combined with buildings designed for blazing summers have left everyone shivering. Cairenes have pulled out their winter jackets and wrapped their heads in scarves, though many continue to tramp through the wet and muddy streets in thin shoes or sandals.

    Temperatures in Baghdad were even colder with the mercury dipping below freezing Tuesday morning, an increasingly common occurrence this month in a city whose average January temperatures are normally 13 Celsius (55 Fahrenheit). Snow even fell briefly for the first time in living memory in Baghdad on Jan. 11.

    The cold has residents huddling around their kerosene heaters, even as worries mount about fuel shortages that could add to the battered populace's worries.
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  2. I need to get out in the garage and get to work on heated turbine!!!!!!!!!!:biggrin:

  3. Mule man

    Mule man Well-Known Member

    The global warming nuts can't lose. When it's hot it's global warming, when it's cold it's global warming. They have the argument covered.:wink:
  4. Down on the White

    Down on the White Well-Known Member

    Yup that about sums it up.:stooges:
  5. How cold was it in Egypt & other sand flea kingdoms?

    It was so cold all of the mummies had to put on an extra layer of ACE bandages to keep out the chill.:thumb:

    It was so cold the camel's humps drew up to the size of cocoanuts.

    It was so cold Osam Ben Laden had to take off his dress and start wearing pants.

    It was so cold the Sphinx was shivering

    It was so cold the automatic Kalashnikovs thought they were back in mother Russia.

    Signing off with anudder chunk of hickory on the fire.
  6. Sylamore

    Sylamore Super Moderator Staff Member

    Wonder how a guy would jump start a camel in cold weather? Frozen hump.... is that fatal? :thumb:
  7. rjet

    rjet Well-Known Member

    :fit: :thumb:
  8. D33RHUNT3R

    D33RHUNT3R Well-Known Member

    I'm sure in the next 20 yrs EXPERTS will be SURPRISED that we are Cooling ...and they will tell us all they made a miscalulation CO2 pollution or whatever is causing us to enter into a NEW ICE AGE We are in Desperate times and we need to ride more Horses and read by candle light... ....:rolleyes:
    The Sky will always be falling as long as the public will Buy into it... Some People NEED to have a Problem.... and Goverment needs Problems to Solve and Convenscate more of Our Money....Chicken little is Big Brothers best Friend...Scientist Create Problems that cant be Solved/Proved to keep the Funds flowing ...Follow the $$$$

    It doesnt take a very bright person to figure out that the Earth runs its own cycles and if WE think We can Control/Change/Predict what the earth is going to do..... Someone is VERY ARROGANT :smack: