Snow in the desert: is there nothing global warming can’t do?

Posted by: Phineas on December 13, 2013 at 12:31 pm

**Posted by Phineas

"The rare Egyptian snow-mummies"

“The rare Egyptian snow-mummies”

(Photo credit: AhramOnline)

Can’t wait to see how climate alarmists spin this — the first snowfall in Cairo, Egypt!, in over 100 years:

Snow coated domes and minarets Friday as a record Mideast storm compounded the suffering of Syrian refugees, sent the Israeli army scrambling to dig out stranded motorists and gave Egyptians a rare glimpse of snow in their capital.

Nearly three feet of snow closed roads in and out of Jerusalem, which is set in high hills, and thousands in and around the city were left without power. Israeli soldiers and police rescued hundreds trapped in their cars by snow and ice. In the West Bank, the branches of olive trees groaned under the weight of snow.

In Cairo, where local news reports said the last recorded snowfall was more than 100 years ago, children in outlying districts capered in white-covered streets, and adults marveled at the sight, tweeting pictures of snow-dusted parks and squares. In other parts of the city, rain and hail rocketed down.

I’ll lay 3-2 odds that some climate-change cultist will argue that this is due to “catastrophic man-caused climate change,” because, you know, “global warming” is a damaged brand since there hasn’t been any warming since 1997 or so.

After all, it just couldn’t be the ebb and flow of natural cycles. Nope, it has to be due to Man’s sins against Gaea. Or something. Because Al Gore, Michael Mann, and the IPCC said so.

Meanwhile, I’ll bet kids throughout the region are having a blast today.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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5 Responses to “Snow in the desert: is there nothing global warming can’t do?”


  1. Tim says:

    We await the official explanation (The Word) from His Holiness, Big Al.

  2. Drew the Infidel says:

    The people who believe in the discredited phenomenon called “global warming” and who cook up all sorts of perverted conspiracy theories about the JFK assassination and 9/11 are the very same ones who believe every lie that gushes from Obhammud’s mouth.

    If you like your “global warming”, you can keep your “global warming”. Period.

  3. Carlos says:

    Yep. I for one surely appreciate global warming that resulted this last week in the next-to-coldest temperature ever recorded where I live.

    Fortunately, I’m headed this morning for sunny southern CA, where the predicted high for Monday is 81 degrees. Nice change from the freezing snow we still have.

  4. TomTB says:

    It was five years ago that Al Gore said Arctic ice would have melted by now; where was he on the anniversary of his “prediction”?

  5. Carlos says:

    The short answer, Tom, is that, had he spoken in public anytime in the last week, he would claim that the reason it hasn’t melted completely away is because of the “feeble” efforts of the US government to go green, but such efforts are blocked interminably by those nasty terrorist Repubs.

    In the meantime, he still loads untold amounts of carbon compounds into the air with his jet flitting hither and yon to take him places to warn people about the evils of using their cars, and the inland west coast got record cold temperatures this last week.

    Man, sure glad for global warming. Just think what it would have been like had man NOT warmed it up!

    AlGore is such a sack of pig poop. But so are all the rest the socialists, including our sun god king president-for-life wannabe.