January 08, 2010
Global Warming Shutting Down China and Britain
You think I'm joking? I'm not. First let's look at the shutdown.
The heaviest snowfall to hit northern China in nearly six decades continued to snarl traffic yesterday, stranding thousands of passengers on railways and at airports.And what are the people of China doing? The obvious. Trying to keep warm. With disastrous results.
With people turning up the heat indoors to fight the extreme cold across the country, many provinces are reducing electricity supply due to the shortage of coal.Britain is getting similar treatment.
For the second time ever, the National Grid yesterday issued a warning to energy providers that demand for gas is threatening to outstrip supply.Ah. Higher bills. What are the Brits doing about it? Burning books.
Volunteers have reported that 'a large number' of elderly customers are snapping up hardbacks as cheap fuel for their fires and stoves.If they are burning copies of the Communist Manifesto it may actually be a service. No way to tell.
Now we come to the very best part. To what do some Chinese attribute the cooling to?
BEIJING: Freak snowstorms and record low temperatures sweeping northern China are linked to global warming, say Chinese officials.So if it gets warmer - it is global warming. If it gets colder - global warming. How convenient. Evidently there is nothing Global Warming Can't do.
Cross Posted at Power and Control
posted by Simon on 01.08.10 at 10:20 AM
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