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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 5:14:40 PM

BEIJING (AP) -- China is experiencing unusual chills this winter with its national average temperature hitting the lowest in 28 years, and snow and ice have closed highways, canceled flights, stranded tourists and knocked out power in several provinces.

China Meteorological Administration on Friday said the national average was -3.8 degrees Celsius (25 degrees Fahrenheit) since late November, the coldest in nearly three decades.

The average temperature in northeast China dipped to -15.3 degrees C (4.5 degrees F), the coldest in 43 years, and dropped to a 42-year low of -7.4 degrees C (18.7 degrees F) in northern China.

In some areas - northeastern China, eastern Inner Mongolia, and north part of far-western Xinjiang province - the low has hit -40 degrees C (-40 degrees F), the administr
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MAC48
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 6:37:03 PM

There always has been climate change since the beginning of the earth's existance throught to our time. There will continue to be climate change because change over time is the natural climatic cycle. Thus all reasonable thinkers accept the fact of climate change.

What is not fact is the hypothisis of man made climate change. How anyone who has any degree of intelligence can think that the miniscule efforts of man can cause a change in the climate is beyond comprehension.

As a side note did not the same very cold winter pattern occur during the winter of 1950-1951 when the Chinese sent 250,000 soldiers to attach the UN forces in Northern North Korea. As memory serves the historians called the extremely frigid cold fronts that winter the Mongolian Express when writing about that winter campaign of the Korean War.
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TruthMatters
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 2:52:46 PM

Try to convince them this all caused by global warming!
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 2:16:58 PM

Ok.
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Buckeyee
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 5:34:47 PM

Record cold in China, a rather " Inconvenient truth " so to speak. Same here in Maine, 18 below the other night !!
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 5:28:58 PM


Climate change with dramatic extremes of weather in both winter and summer!

Drastic freeze up of China's northeastern harbors should at least stem the flow of Chinese junk to the USA for the next couple months. Perhaps our few remaining shipyards can build some ice cutters for them!
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 9:31:53 AM

So much for Global Warming....
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MrLefty0706
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 2:25:04 AM

How will this affect gas prices in the U.S.?
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 1:14:24 AM

EvrrywhereSame
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 1:11:48 AM

???
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 12:59:13 AM

It's all those mean 'ol CO2 producing industrial centers (jobs) that fools over here don't want anymore. That'll learn 'em.
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 12:27:40 AM

it takes more gas during winter time...
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 11:43:20 PM

Hot topic.
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 11:38:44 PM

How does this apply to gas prices ? ? ?
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 11:15:40 PM

ouch
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 11:13:31 PM

Cold
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 10:50:31 PM

yikes
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BuckyTJones
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 10:43:55 PM


Send Al Gore over to China so he can convince them of Global Warming and that should thaw out the highways for them.
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 10:41:07 PM

K
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 9:28:51 PM

China needs a EPA
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 9:20:17 PM

Global warming is a b****!

In case you haven't noticed, JDchefF, the weather is changing worldwide all the time; it has been doing this for eons.



[Edited by: GT3186 at 1/5/2013 9:22:57 PM EST]
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fowlcan
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 8:57:33 PM

Happens everywhere,lets all falsely blame global warming!
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 8:42:40 PM

So much for global warming, chill to the max China!
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 8:34:45 PM

Weather is changing world wide.
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 7:57:18 PM

We will get our turn sometime.
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 7:51:47 PM

We're having another mild winter in New York so far.
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 7:47:59 PM

Much of China still burns coal in there homes to heat them. Part of why they have such bad pollution problems in large populated area's. They will need lots of coal this year it seems.
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 7:07:35 PM

part of "new normal", i guess
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 7:07:11 PM

I guess nobody is buying ice cream right now...
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 5:44:39 PM

does this mean they are exempt fro global warming ?
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 5:29:36 PM

Not as much as you might suspect. Most buildings south of the Yangtze River do not have any type of central heating. Space heaters and lots of layers.
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 5:19:17 PM

chinas' gonna need alot of fuel to keep those people warm
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