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Arctic freeze and snow wreak havoc across planet

Breaks records in half a dozen countries

Authorities try to blame "global warming"

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5 Jan 10 - Arctic air and record snow falls gripped the northern hemisphere yesterday, inflicting hardship and havoc from China, across Russia to Western Europe and over the US plains.

There were few precedents for the global sweep of extreme cold and ice that killed dozens in India, paralysed life in Beijing and threatened the Florida orange crop.

From Burlington, Vermont to Italy to Russia to Chicago to the UK to Uttar Pradesh to Paris to Poland to northeastern Asia. More than 25 cm (10in) of snow covered Seoul, the heaviest fall since records began in 1937.

In China, Beijing and the nearby port city of Tianjin had the deepest snow since 1951, with falls of up to 8in and temperatures of minus 10C.

The icy conditions of Western Europe, which broke records in half a dozen countries in December, are expected to last for at least another week.

Guo Hu, the head of the Beijing Meteorological Bureau, linked this week’s conditions to unusual atmospheric patterns caused by global warming.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/weather/article6975867.ece

 



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