US Arctic Outbreak Fells Hundreds Of Records, Death Toll Hits 72 (And Rising)
A record-setting Arctic Outbreak has forced the AGW Party to publish damage limitation stories in the hope of convincing an increasingly confused public that global warming means more extreme freezes, and that it always did…
The official death toll has now climbed above 70 –and is expected to continue climbing– after 2 million homes endured one of the worst winter storms on record without power, and thousands upon thousands of Christmas travelers became stranded.
At least 28 Americans perished in Buffalo alone.
Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown called this freeze the worst of most residents’ lifetimes: “All of the numbers have not caught up at this time,” he said, referring to the death toll. “We know that the [Erie] county number is larger.”
Military police have been brought in to help manage Buffalo’s traffic after “the blizzard of the century” hit the region — this is how State Governor Kathy Hochul described it, but such rhetoric is becoming increasingly common in recent times: a “historic” snowvember battered the region last month, which Hochul called, “one for the record books … one to tell your grandkids about.”
The original global warming hypothesis called for linearly and evenly rising temperatures and less snowfall — but this isn’t what we’re seeing, not by a long shot. Rather than scrap their failed theory, however, the agenda-driving ‘climate arm’ of the globalists (the IPCC) merely shift the goalposts, and then proceed to gaslight all those that notice.
“Catastrophic warming is making the Arctic (but not the Antarctic) heat faster,” is the Marxists claim, “which is disturbing the jet stream via a process that doesn’t make any scientific sense — and that is why Americans are freezing to death in their cars and in their own beds in 2022 despite decades of this CO2-induced disastrous broiling — so you best pay your carbon tax and reduce your living standards because, you know, the planet hates you.”
“It is [like] going to a war zone, and the vehicles along the sides of the roads are shocking,” commented Hochul on this most-recent freeze, explaining that emergency personnel were going from car to car searching for survivors, often finding frozen bodies inside and even in nearby snow banks, too, as desperate drivers sought refuge on foot.
As well as New York, cold-related deaths have also been reported in Vermont, Ohio, Missouri, Wisconsin, Kansas, and Colorado.
But stories of lucky escapes are also coming in.
A Maryland man was on his way to visit relatives with his two daughters when their SUV became trapped in Buffalo.
After spending hours with the engine running he made the desperate choice to risk the freezing, howling storm in order to find shelter. He carried his six-year-old daughter on his back while his 16-year-old clutched their Pomeranian puppy and followed her father’s footprints through the snow drifts.
“If I stay in this car I’m going to die here with my kids,” the man recalled thinking, adding that he broke down and cried when he finally walked his family through the shelter doors. “It’s something I will never forget in my life,” he said.
Looting has also been commonplace.
“This isn’t people stealing food and medicine and diapers,” said Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gragmalia. “They’re destroying stores. They’re stealing televisions, couches, whatever else they can get their hands on. They’re opportunists.”
The owner of a small family-run shop in East Buffalo said looters broke into his general store on Christmas Day.
“They took everything. People took toys, electronics and speakers,” he said, estimating that up to $50,000 worth of equipment was stolen. The man said he called the police, “but they told me they were too busy rescuing the elderly”.
With regards to the records, they have been falling at an astonishing rate, with daily, monthly and even all-time low temperature benchmarks falling — amounting to the hundreds.
The story has been the same north the border, too, with the recent -53.4C (-64.1F) logged at Rabbit Kettle being confirmed as Canada’s coldest December temperature in recorded history.
But it was central provinces that bore the brunt of this week’s snow. Ontario’s Prince Edward County, along Lake Ontario, declared a state of emergency and had to take snow plows off the streets because they getting stuck.
Rare Snow Hits Mexico City
The exceptionally freeze plunged south of the border, too, into Mexico.
The low solar activity-induced ‘meridional’ jet stream flow (nothing to do with CO2) even delivered rare snow to Mexico City — for only the third time on record (the previous two occasions being January 12, 1967 and March 5, 1940).
Historic Accumulations In Japan Kill At Least 20
Widespread and historic snowfall –totaling more than 10-feet in some parts– has blanketed swathes of Japan, killing at least 20 and injuring more than 100, with thousands more without power.
Among the dead was a woman found buried under a heavy pile of snowfall. This is the leading causes of deaths, according to local officials — people being buried underneath thick piles of snow sliding off rooftops.
Many parts of the country have reported three times their average snowfall for the season already.
The accumulations are proving unrelenting, and come hot-on-the-heels of last week’s all-time record-breaking totals:
Flurries Coat The Azores
“Snow at Pico Mountain is a rare thing,” so says Renato Goulart, a well-known and experienced tour guide on the Azores–an archipelago in the mid-Atlantic, an autonomous region of Portugal.
The Mountain looks like a snow cone in the middle of the ocean — an odd site: