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BLOG: Record breaking cold right across northern hemisphere

By Philip Duncan

After the sensational flop that was the Copenhagen climate meeting I can’t help but think what incredibly bad timing nature has for those leaders who were set with the task of convincing us the world is getting hotter.

Following a recent news story that confirms the past decade was the hottest decade in recorded history much of the northern hemisphere has been plunged into record breaking cold – and it’s grabbing the headlines on all the major news organisations.

CNN has a story today which starts off like this “Ordinarily a sunny playground that mocks the rest of winter-suffering America, Miami, Florida, was in sore need of a giant Snuggie on Sunday”.

That really sums the sunshine state up perfectly at the moment. Ice has been so thick in the tropical state that people could stand on frozen ponds.

Temperatures at this time of year – which is the middle of winter for Florida – are normally in the 20s but yesterday dropped to single digits, breaking records.

While the cold is fascinating to some who don’t normally see a frost, let alone water freezing solid, the cold could have an impact on Oranges which can’t survive freezing temperatures for more than a few hours.


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