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Runaway global warming in Europe

Cold snap wreaks havoc across Poland,
Germany, France, Belgium

Update: Death toll now 29 in Poland alone

 

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20 Dec 09 - Snowstorms and sub-zero temperatures have killed at least 19 people across Europe as well as severely disrupting air, rail and road transport.

At least 15 people froze to death overnight in Poland as temperatures dipped way below freezing. In parts of Germany, temperatures plunged to -33C.

Flights have been cancelled, train services have been severely affected and roads made impassable.

More than 2,000 people were trapped on the trains in the Channel Tunnel for up to 16 hours after condensation caused a series of electrical failures on Friday night, apparently due to the extreme cold in France.

In France, 40% of flights out of Paris's Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports were cancelled as a second wave of snowstorms hit northern France.

Germany's third largest airport - in Duesseldorf - was also closed because of heavy snow, authorities said.

In Belgium, the three biggest airports - Brussels, Charleroi and Liege - were completely shut. Severe delays and cancellations were reported at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport.

See entire article, originally entitled "Cold snap wreaks havoc across Europe"
 http://newsvote.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/8423442.stm
Thanks to Hans Schreuder and John Brown in Ardrossan, Scotland for this link

Update

Tragic weekend - cold kills 29 in Poland
20 Dec 09 - (Using Google translator) - During the weekend, passing in Poland froze up 29 people - results from the statistics of the Police Headquarters.  

Last night temperatures in Poland fell to 15 degrees below zero, and in places even below minus 20 degrees.
http://wiadomosci.wp.pl/kat,1342,title,Tragiczny-weekend-w-Polsce---mroz-zabil-29-osob,wid ,11794709,wiadomosc.html?ticaid=19511
Thanks to Roman Andrzejczyk for this link



 


 



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