The Northeast is suffering its lowest temperatures in 20 years. Reuter’s reported: “Temperatures are 25 to 30 degrees below normal for the East Coast …” In an ironic twist, the Yale Daily News reported winter conditions were so bad Fossil Free Yale, a group pushing the university to divest itself from fossil fuels, had to cancel its scheduled global warming protest.
Moving west, the Detroit News reported every region of Michigan was under some form of winter weather warning or advisory. Temperatures bottomed out at 8 below zero in Detroit on Sunday morning. Overnight lows in Flint were -11, and -28 in Newberry.
The U.K. is also suffering this winter, with The Guardian reporting the death rate in England and Wales is nearly one-third higher than normal for this time of year. The Guardian reported, “About 28,800 deaths were registered in the fortnight ending 23 January, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). This is 32% higher than the average for that period over the previous five years (21,859).”
Such news reinforces the fact colder temperatures are far more deadly than warmer temperatures.
The cold may not get climate alarmists to give up their pet theory, but at least it made them scramble for the bunkers at Yale. Weather: 1, Climate Alarmists: 0.
H. Sterling Burnett