Friday, January 06, 2006

Japan gets 13 ft. of snow

It must be global "warming"! From al-Reuters:
Japan was bracing for more snow on Friday after some of the heaviest snowfall on record that has left 57 people dead and paralysed transport.

Almost 4 metres (13 ft) of snow has piled up in the worst-hit areas of Niigata near the Japan Sea coast, though the snowiest season of the year is yet to come.

Television pictures showed drifts burying the ground floors of houses and almost covering street lamps.

A 93-year-old woman and her daughter were crushed to death in Ishikawa Prefecture, 300 km (186 miles) northwest of Tokyo, on Thursday when their house collapsed under the weight of the snow.

Public broadcaster NHK said 57 people, including the latest fatalities, have died because of the inclement weather in the past few weeks, many of them elderly people trying to clear snow from their roofs. More than 1,300 people have been injured, it added.
Damn that Bushrove McHitlerburton! He's killing the Japanese now with his wretched global "warming"! Does this monster know no end?!? He's slaughtering the Japanese to line the pockets of evil corporations so they can start listening to our phone calls to Grandma and begin looking at our bank records (damn, I spent how much at the nudie bar?) OK, now that my paranoid moonbat conspiracy rant is over, I feel better. Continuing:
Japan's Meteorological Agency said cold weather and heavier-than-usual snowfall would likely continue through January, caused by cold air flowing over the country from the North Pole.

This is a phenomenon that occurs on a regular basis, but has lasted longer than usual this winter, an agency official said.
Occurs regularly? "warming"? Oh, wait..."lasted longer than usual"! A-HA! Proof of global "warming"!

Or, as the environuts affectionately refer to it during the cold months (lest they be perceived, accurately, as boobs), "climate change"!