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Snow causes travel chaos in UK

Millions of commuters were braced for problems on their journey home after heavy snow caused delays on planes, trains and roads across Britain on Thursday.

It is said to be the most widespread disruption in more than a decade.

While the cold snap gave many children a surprise day off in the snow, passengers at several airports endured long waits as workers struggled to clear runways.

Gatwick, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Luton and Stansted were closed for part of the day because the wintry showers made it too dangerous for planes to take off or land.

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N.Y. county nearing 100 inches of snow

OSWEGO, N.Y. - New York's governor declared a disaster in Oswego County, where five straight days of lake-effect squalls have dumped nearly 100 inches of snow, and even more snow was forecast through the weekend.

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Even a limited nuclear exchange could trigger a climate catastrophe

In the mid-1980s, at the height of the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union each had thousands of nuclear warheads, along with a multitude of aircrews and missiles, sitting on red alert to carry those bombs to their targets at a moment's notice. The philosophy of mutual assured destruction - the notion that any use of nuclear weapons would trigger a full-fledged exchange that neither nation would survive - may have deterred any use of such bombs since World War II.

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Propaganda! Global Dimming threat equal to Global Warming

We are all seeing rather less of the Sun. Scientists looking at five decades of sunlight measurements have reached the disturbing conclusion that the amount of solar energy reaching the Earth's surface has been gradually falling. Paradoxically, the decline in sunlight may mean that global warming is a far greater threat to society than previously thought. The effect was first spotted by Gerry Stanhill, an English scientist working in Israel. Comparing Israeli sunlight records from the 1950s with current ones, Stanhill was astonished to find a large fall in solar radiation. "There was a staggering 22% drop in the sunlight, and that really amazed me," he says.

Comment: If there is "Global Dimming," it is very likely due to some cause other than human caused emissions.


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Snow squalls bury upstate New York

OSWEGO, N.Y. - While the northern Plains and Northeast shiver in dangerously cold temperatures, the folks in upstate New York are keeping warm shoveling snow - lots of snow.

Since Sunday, the small towns of Parish and Mexico have recorded more than 6 feet of snow, and forecasters with the National Weather Service say it isn't over yet.

Another 2 feet or more of heavy lake effect snow was expected Thursday for the communities along eastern Lake Ontario, and more squalls are likely through the weekend.

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Emergency relief for Sweden's starving reindeer

STOCKHOLM- Sweden said Wednesday it would give its reindeer herders millions of euros (dollars) in emergency aid to help them feed their animals, which are starving because of thick ice that is preventing them from reaching the lichen they eat.

"You can't just stand by and watch animals starve," Agriculture Minister Eskil Erlandsson said in a statement as his ministry earmarked 37 million kronor (4.06 million euros, 5.3 million dollars) in aid.

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Hundreds Of Sharks Prompt Warnings in Florida

PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Visitors to Palm Beach are being advised not to go in the water because of shark sightings.

Warnings posted said hundreds of bull sharks and lemon sharks have been seen swimming along the surf, the sand bar and farther out in the Atlantic Ocean.

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UK: Heavy snow disrupts commute

Heavy snow has forced the closure of runways at airports in southern England and Wales, as bad weather caused commuter chaos at the height of the morning rushhour.

Four airports serving London -- City, Gatwick, Luton and Stansted -- shut runways, as did Birmingham, Bristol, and Cardiff in south Wales as up to 10 centimetres (four inches) of snow fell.

London's main Heathrow airport, west of the capital, was open, but British Airways said it was preparing to cancel some short-haul flights from about 1000 GMT.

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Research Review of Global Warming Evidence

Below is an eight page review of information on the subject of "global warming," and a petition in the form of a reply card. Please consider these materials carefully.

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Severe Cold Hit Northern US States - 4 Dead

A bone-chilling cold wave with temperatures as low as 42 below zero shut down schools for thousands of youngsters Monday, sent homeless people into shelters and put car batteries on the disabled list from the northern Plains across the Great Lakes. At least four deaths were linked to the cold weather.

The cold was accompanied by snow that was measured in feet in parts of upstate New York.

''Anybody in their right mind wouldn't want to be out in weather like this,'' Lawrence Wiley, 57, said at Cincinnati's crowded Drop Inn Center homeless shelter, where he has been living. Monday lows were in the single digits.

With temperatures near zero and a wind chill of 25 below, school districts across Ohio canceled classes. ''We have a lot of kids that walk to school. We didn't think it was worth the risk,'' said Sandusky City Schools Superintendent Bill Pahl.