Saturday, January 24, 2009
Snow fell yesterday in the United Arab Emirates for the second time in history:
Snow covered the Jebel Jais area for only the second time in recorded history yesterday.
So rare was the event that one lifelong resident said the local dialect had no word for it.
According to the RAK Government, temperatures on Jebel Jais dropped to -3°C on Friday night. On Saturday, the area had reached 1°C.
Major Saeed Rashid al Yamahi, a helicopter pilot and the manager of the Air Wing of RAK Police, said the snow covered an area of five kilometres and was 10cm deep.
They told me that if Barack Obama were elected he would miraculously solve the problem of anthropogenic global warming, and they were right!
CWCID: Anthony Watts.
Here's a UAE TV news report on it: crazy.
I wonder if the kids were asking if they have to go to school?
Sure, Obama deserves the credit for stopping global warming, as he said he would, but why did it take him almost a week?
And, little notice that it received, the 4th or 5th Executive Order that he signed made it a federal crime to, in any way, inform Al Gore of what hath Obama brought to pass.