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More Freezing Deaths in Europe and Heavy Floods in Australia

posted by Shopping4Bargains @ 19:17 PM
February 6, 2012

 While the U.S. may be enjoying a relatively mild winter, extremely whacky weather is hammering the rest of the world.  Freezing death tolls in Europe are rising, and heavy flooding is driving thousands of Australians from their homes. But Americans should remember that before this Siberian cold snap hit Europe just a few days ago, the continent had enjoyed a relatively mild winter. and AFP News now claim that numbers killed by the bitter cold and snow in Europe has hit 300, with some half of those coming from Ukraine.
 Moreover, the death bearing arctic weather moved across the Mediterranean into North Africa with heavy snowfalls in Algeria. reports that “at least 16 people have died and at least 122 there have been injured.  The Algerian capital, Algiers, saw snow of at least 10 cm deep, the first in eight years.”

 To summarize news from Europe’s weather:  In addition to Belgrade and other cities fighting to keep its people alive, they also struggle to keep caged zoo animals protected as well; Most airports are totally closed, and London canceled most air flights; Italy has passed out 2,000 shovels for residents to help clear snow; more than 300 passengers and crew were saved a ferry hit a breakwater; the heaviest snowfall in three decades brings life in Rome to a halt; Poland canceled its annual swim in ice event; and Greece reroutes river waters to avoid flooding,  etc.

 In Australia and New South Wales, untold numbers of people now live in temporary shelters after severe rainfalls and rising flood waters chased them from their homes.  AFP recounts:  “Thousands of people were stranded by flood waters in eastern Australia . . . as the surging deluge poured into hundreds of homes . . . in neighboring New South Wales, officials said 16,550 people were stranded.”  Rescue helicopters still search for stranded victims.

 What makes these flood waters more painful is that both areas had just suffered two epic floods during the same months last year.  At that time the flooding “swamped a huge area of Queensland, inundating thousands of homes and businesses, sweeping away small villages and leaving more than 30 people dead.”
Concerns now include: keeping a weakened levee from failing which would flood away a town, and the will to rebuild in the midst of recurring weather damages.

 While these calamities have not hit the United States this year, the world is reaching a tipping point caused by Global Warming’s weather.  How long can we expect to see all nations suffer from such abnormal weather and not conclude that something is horribly wrong?  In Bible prophecies, Apostle James warns:  “ . .  ye know not what shall be on the morrow. . . . But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil.  Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.”  It is time that we lead the world against Global Warming!

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