UAE mountain covered in rare snow

Jan 25, 2009
White blanket of snow covers the Jees Mountain in the Gulf emirate of Ras Al-Khaimah
White blanket of snow covers the Jees Mountain in the Gulf emirate of Ras Al-Khaimah on January 25. Residents in the most northerly Gulf emirate of Ras Al-Khaimah woke up to a rare covering of snow reaching up to 20 centimetres in depth with temperatures falling to -3 degrees Celsius.

A blanket of snow has covered a mountain in a part of the United Arab Emirates, a rare phenomenon for the desert Gulf country, according to local media report.



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MikeB
1.8 / 5 (12) Jan 25, 2009
This is obviously propaganda promulgated by the CCC (Critical Climate Contrarians). Please do not believe these stories put forward by the CCC. Al Gore has already "outed" this shadowy organization on his widely-acclaimed and extremely popular website, wecanlickclimatedevastation.gore.
The CCC has been having some success as evidenced by this:

http://people-pre...85-1.gif

Please note that your friends and neighbors think that Global Warming is not a huge priority. Each of you must tell your friends, family and neighbors that they must stop emitting CO2 before it is too late!! Don't you realize that those little curly light bulbs are not enough? Get off the grid NOW before it is too late and you find out that your beach house is under water.
Thank you for your attention.
Fighting CO2 for YOU,
Mike

PS... Don't let the CCC win!
Ashibayai
3.2 / 5 (11) Jan 26, 2009
So...You don't believe this strange weather could be an effect of global warming?
Velanarris
5 / 5 (6) Jan 26, 2009
So...You don't believe this strange weather could be an effect of global warming?
It's certainly could be an indicator of change, but as has been said before, a single occurance does not make climate. Nor does a single occurance point to any sort of man made change without evidence.
theophys
4 / 5 (4) Jan 26, 2009
Well, I was worried because climate change was ruining the ski slopes, but now I know that i can just go to the UAE and ski there. I'm sure they won't mind the extra tourism.
Darkside
1.8 / 5 (4) Jan 26, 2009
I agree with MikeB, we all need to seriously consider getting off the grid. I think if we sit around and wait for the governments of the world to change it will be far to late, the damage is already done.

For those that still oppose the evidence for global warming, with respect you are just kidding yourselves. There is not a scientific subject that has been investigated more in the whole of human history and the evidence FOR keeps mounting.

One single weather event could just be a freak occurrence or it could be the start of things to come. I live in England and i have to say, i have noticed our weather patterns changing at an alarming rate. This could just be "good old" unreliable English weather but there is a niggling thought at the back of my mind that crazy weather could also be the result of man climate change.
Velanarris
5 / 5 (3) Jan 26, 2009
You're new to sarcasm I'm guessing.
TheWatcher
5 / 5 (4) Jan 26, 2009
Interest how snow starts people talking of global warming and how we need so desperatly to do something about it. Science has yet to describe why we should value anything at all. Why does it matter if we destroy the earth? With no infinite personality out there to give us any real and lasting value I hardly see the point.
sting
1 / 5 (4) Jan 26, 2009
"Why does it matter if we destroy the earth?"

That is not the question.
Barring a failed black-hole experiment, we can't destroy the earth.
We can do to it wat we want, but at a point we won't be able to live on it anymore and humanity will go the way of the dino's.
Earth will be fine again after 10.000 years.
We won't.
p1ll
2.6 / 5 (5) Jan 26, 2009
the earth is not destroyed, whats the matter with you GW fools? I guess i'm part of the evil "CCC" because I doubt the computer models of climatologists. climate will always change, regardless of what we do. you want to change the climate go build some gigantic space mirror or something
p1ll
2.6 / 5 (5) Jan 26, 2009
"This could just be "good old" unreliable English weather but there is a niggling thought at the back of my mind that crazy weather could also be the result of man climate change."

theres science for ya! That's EXACTLY the problem with the doomsday cult of al gore, they can just sense it coming. go plant a tree or something
p1ll
2.6 / 5 (5) Jan 26, 2009
I hope the next ice age comes soon just to shut up all the afluent, prosperous, energy-consuming, self-guilt-ridden GW enthusiasts once and for all. put that in your climate model and smoke it!
MikeB
5 / 5 (1) Jan 27, 2009
And in a related story a cruise ship is stuck in the ice in the St. Lawrence River:

http://www.ctv.ca...b=Canada
theophys
2.3 / 5 (3) Jan 28, 2009
Latest this morning on BBC (Brown's Bullshit Corporation)news

That would actualy be BBSC. 'Bull' and 'shit' are two sepperate words combined to make a phrase, not a compund word. A better one would be Brown's Ballux Corporation, as it works a an acronym while simultaneously mocking limey coloquialisms.
the earth is not destroyed, whats the matter with you GW fools?

No, the Earth is not destroyed. But it is destroyable, as is the life that resides on it. Ignoring a threat to life on earth is equivilant to actualy causing the threat. Thus, it would be unethical for any government or society to brush off the threat of global warming so long as there is a general consensus of scientist supporting the theory.
TheWatcher
2.3 / 5 (3) Feb 02, 2009
Still haven't figured out where we get ethics from or what they are made of.