Originally posted by ~widowmaker~
reply to post by Rezlooper
oh haha i thought i saw someone say ten inches of snow, wasnt going off the article persay just looking at photos and peoples comments , oops lol
Originally posted by collietta
Growing up in a small town in Northern California (high Sierras) we had a few snow storms like this. The winter of 95 and 97 were the two worse with people leaving their homes through the second story after a heavy snow storm that lasted for days.
The cause of the snowfall amount was El Nino combined with cloud seeding to encourage a larger snow pack for southern California water.
After that, we were told that cloud seeding wasn't allowed anymore. Perhaps Russia has had some recent cloud seeding.
Originally posted by dogstar23
Now, I know there will be people who call big snow in Russia "proof" there's no global warming. That nonsense needs to atop. It's no more valid than me saying the existence of the Chevy Volt is proof that my SUV gets great gas mileage. Global warming is real, the nu.bers don't lie. Up for debate and a lot more legitimate research is the why, how, and how much it matters. But really, let's get out of preschool and admit that a localized example of cold or snow doesn't refute small average global average temperature increases which have been accurately measured over time. It's embarrassing to the human race to think there are more than a handful of people who think that way.
Global warming has increased the energy and moisture in the atmosphere, making conditions for severe storms and floods more likely. In the last century, the Earth’s average temperature has increased by about 0.8°C, increasing the amount of water the air can hold by about 7%. It is a reasonable conclusion that when it rains, it will rain more and when it snows, it will snow more. So strangely enough, global warming could actually lead to greater snowfall.
I am appauled at some of these comments joking about that bottle being in the snow and about Russians in general "Oh they can take it." (and if they can't so what)
Originally posted by snowspirit
Russians ARE able to handle this.