Kirsters Baish| Leftists who claim that global warming is coming our way are about to eat their words. Just a few years ago they claimed that mankind would be seeing the “end of snow” due to human activity having heated the earth and altered its climate.
The past couple of weeks have brought freezing temperatures to parts of the United States that often never see cold temperatures at all. Snow fell as far as northern Florida, but climate change proponents such as former Vice President Al Gore have been ridiculously arguing that the excessive cold and snowy weather were, on the contrary, a sign that the planet is warming. I don’t quite understand how that makes any sense, but whatever Gore says…
The Sahara desert in Algeria just got a nice amount of snow from what we can only call a very unusual winter storm. Some spots of the desert got up to 16 inches of snow.
A rare snow dusting in the Sahara Desert was spotted over the weekend — an unusual sight for an area known for its relentless heat. pic.twitter.com/uFiUiFnhxC
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 8, 2018
The U.K. Daily Mail reported that this is only the third time in around 40 years that snow has ever fallen in or around the Algerian down of Ain Sefra. Ain Sefra is specifically known for its hot weather and red sand dunes.
Conservative Tribune reported:
The last time this town, dubbed “The Gateway to the Desert,” received a a few inches of snow was in December of 2016 and again in January of 2017. Prior to that, the town last saw snow flurries for about a half hour in February of 1979.
“We were really surprised when we woke up to see snow again. It stayed all day on Sunday and began melting at around 5 p.m.,” stated photographer Karim Bouchetata, who snapped some incredible pictures of the snow-capped sand dunes, according to the Daily Mail.
A spokesman for the Met Office, the U.K. national weather service, stated, “Cold air was pulled down south into North Africa over the weekend as a result of high pressure over Europe. The high pressure meant the cold weather extended farther south than normal.”
The Washington post reported that the area usually has temperatures higher than 100 degrees in the summertime. The desert is a lot cooler in the winter with highs usually in the mid-50s and lows in the 30s at night.
Experts believe that the lot of cold air that caused the massive snowfall over North Africa is the same cold Arctic air which was freezing over America during the later part of last month.
Because of prevailing wind patterns flowing from west to east, the cold air mass made its way over the Atlantic and found itself in southern Europe and North Africa.
I don’t think that we will be seeing the “end of snow” anytime soon.