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    Cold temperatures cause death, damage in South America

    By the CNN Wire Staff
    July 20, 2010 1:59 p.m. EDT

    (CNN) -- An intense cold front in southern Latin America continues to blanket the region, causing deaths, school and highway closures, and other woes.

    A total of 18 people have died in Bolivia as a direct or indirect consequence of low temperatures, the Peruvian state-run Andina news agency reported. The deaths were spread out throughout the country.

    On Monday, Bolivian officials said temperatures in the major city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra would reach 3 C (37 F), the lowest in 29 years, and in other regions the mercury dropped below freezing, Andina reported.

    As a precaution, Bolivian authorities canceled school from Monday to Wednesday, the official Bolivian news agency ABI reported.

    Police in Paraguay reported eight deaths from hypothermia and two from carbon monoxide poisoning from the use of heating devices. The government opened shelters for the poor, who are picked up at night by military trucks.

    Paraguayan authorities also estimated that 1,000 cattle died because of the cold.

    In Uruguay, local media reported two weather-related fatalities.

    The cold front hit the region on Saturday and was responsible for eight deaths in Argentina over the weekend.

    An area of low pressure in the southern hemisphere jet stream pushed deeper north allowing for cold Antarctic air to pool over Chile and Argentina. Below-normal temperatures are expected over the next 48 hours across the region.

    Argentina reported Monday that nine of its provinces were feeling temperatures below freezing.

    The intense cold will remain in the area at least through Tuesday, Argentina's official news agency, Telam, reported.

    Similarly, in Peru, the country's southern Amazon region was experiencing the coldest weather in three years, Andina reported, citing the National Meteorological and Hydrological Service.
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    That damn global warming must be responsible for it.
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    The dead people are obviously taken their AGW denials a bit too far.

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    The dead people are obviously taken their AGW denials a bit too far.
    Granted, it's been one of coldest years on record in the north, to be sure. I was personally curious how it would effect the Southern Hemisphere... I guess I got my answer:the entire planet's a little cooler this year.
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    Does anybody seriously think this will stop cap and trade?
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    Does anybody seriously think this will stop cap and trade?
    SO YOU AND I WISH! :mad:
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    Quote Originally Posted by DU+NU_Reject View Post
    Granted, it's been one of coldest years on record in the north, to be sure. I was personally curious how it would effect the Southern Hemisphere... I guess I got my answer:the entire planet's a little cooler this year.
    You guessed wrongly...

    Jan.-June warmest first half of year on record
    2010 tops 1998 temps; question now is whether 12 months will break 2005 record for warmest year

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    Share Print Font: +-Global land and ocean surface temperatures in the first half of 2010 were the warmest January-June on record, the federal climate service reported Thursday.

    January-June temperatures averaged 57.5 degrees Fahrenheit ó 1.22 degrees F above the 20th Century average, according to the National Climatic Data Center. Its records go back to 1880.

    That broke the previous record of 1.19 degrees F above average set in 1998.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Night Owl View Post

    Ah, veritable paragons of trustworthiness at this point.
    "The efforts of the government alone will never be enough. In the end the people must choose and the people must help themselves" ~ JFK; from his famous inauguration speech (What Democrats sounded like before today's neo-Liberals hijacked that party)
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    Quote Originally Posted by lacarnut View Post
    That damn global warming must be responsible for it.
    If a bout of unusually cold weather in one region causes you to believe that global warming is not happening then why doesn't a bout of unusually warm weather in one region cause you to reverse your position?
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