posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 11:08 PM
Southern China's Extreme Cold Forces Evacuation
Last Updated: Wednesday, January 5, 2011 | 11:05 AM ET
The Associated Press
China: CMA Started Up Level Four Emergency Response For Freezing Disasters
Freezing temperatures in southern China have forced 58,000 people from their homes and caused about $200 million Cdn in economic losses, the
government said Wednesday.
The evacuation came after ice and sleet collapsed the roofs of more than 1,200 homes across the southern regions of Jiangxi, Hunan, Chongqing, Sichuan
and Guizhou, the Ministry of Civil Affairs reported.
Freezing weather has also damaged more than 121,000 hectares of crops, including cabbage and rice.
In Guizhou province, 22,800 people were forced out of their homes Tuesday, and drivers abandoned thousands of cars after ice-covered roads were
closed, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.
Source: Xinhua News Agency
Date: 05 Jan 2011
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I wouldn't be pushing this except that all of these oddities add up to one big "uh oh".
I know, I know. Before people start saying "There's no proof, it's just winter, nothing to see here, the gulf stream hasn't stopped, the North
Atlantic Current is just fine and dandy. It's just a couple of flakes. What global climate change? Ice age who?"
Yes. Before people start offering all all of these "knee-jerk" responses ask yourself this: "Do I have enough firewood for the winter, and what's the
tallest mountain in the contiguous United States?" Just in case.
One anomaly can easily be dismissed.
But what about the hundreds of others?
edit on 1/5/2011 by this_is_who_we_are because: typos