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Old 21-12-2016, 12:16   #1
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Sahara Desert Snow Storm

This rare occurrence on December 19 must have left the global warming believers scratching their heads.

A white Christmas in the Sahara...

Stunning photos capture rare snow in the Sahara Desert
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Re: Sahara Desert Snow Storm

Pretty cool. Global warming is a fact not opinion. Cause up for debate. Global warming has no relation to a single event though. "It's a cold winter here so global warming doesnt exist!" haha
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Pretty cool. Global warming is a fact not opinion. Cause up for debate. Global warming has no relation to a single event though. "It's a cold winter here so global warming doesnt exist!" haha
Well, ya could of fooled me...

http://www.naturalnews.com/019838_cl...ble_crops.html

http://insurancenews.com.au/internat...things-to-come

http://m.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/a...ectid=11188394

http://www.eastoregonian.com/eo/loca...things-to-come

Etc, etc.
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Re: Sahara Desert Snow Storm

It's not rare to have freezing temperatures in some parts of Sahara desert. What's rare is the rain, or in this case a bit of snow..
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Deserts can be cold and can have snow and ice. Sometimes lots of it!

Even places we typically think of as hot, can be cold and have snow.

For example, several inches (reported up to 15 inches) of snow fell in the Middle East, notably in Jerusalem in 2013. See amazing photos here:

'Historic' snow storms spread havoc and misery across the Middle East - Telegraph


The driest place on earth, a desert, is in Antarctica. Second largest desert is in the Arctic. Third largest is the Sahara.

Here is a good article that explains why.

What is the Largest Desert on Earth? - Universe Today
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Pretty cool. Global warming is a fact not opinion. Cause up for debate. Global warming has no relation to a single event though. "It's a cold winter here so global warming doesnt exist!" haha
+1 - Thank you.
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Re: Sahara Desert Snow Storm

Aïn Séfra has a desert climate. There is virtually no rainfall during the year in Aïn Séfra. This location is classified as BWk by Köppen and Geiger. The average annual temperature in Aïn Séfra is 17.5 °C. About 154 mm of precipitation falls annually.

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Saw a meme on line the other day. Shot of the Titanic going down, with its stearn high in the air. Caption reads, "if we're sinking why are.we hundreds of feet in the air?"
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Yes, many places that are high in Sahara get below zero at night. Daily ranges can easily exceed 30 degs centigrade too! Pretty awesome.

I love deserts, ice and outback. I will be reborn as a Camel then! ;-)

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This rare occurrence on December 19 must have left the global warming believers scratching their heads.

A white Christmas in the Sahara...

Stunning photos capture rare snow in the Sahara Desert
You mean there are believers on the non warming?
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But . . . but . . . but . . . that's different!
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The earth has been warming since the mini ice age which occurred some hundred years ago. (A thousand years ago it was warmer.) That was a period of famine in many parts of the world. The warming occurred before industrialization. Can't deny warming, but the question is does mankind's activity a significant cause and whether warming is good or bad.
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Re: Sahara Desert Snow Storm

There are only two questions:
1) do you believe in thermometers? or are they just "the devils work"?
2) if "yes" to (1): read the data. If "no" to (1), ignore it and pray.
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And here, dear old ken thought he had debunked it all with that little dusting of snow!
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Personally I prefer to use a data sample from my freezer as evidence of global cooling. It's about as reliable and valid a data point as thepicture .
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