1. It is obvious that folks try to use the hoax of anthropogenic global warming to grease the wheels of their war on coal when this is some of that hoax being played out in a country that I have been to many times and cold has never been considered to be a problem there, until the last couple of years.

    “Cold Weather Bears Down Once Again on Laos”
    RFA Friday 5th February, 2016
    Laos is bracing for another potentially devastating cold snap following one in January that brought a rare snowfall to the tropical nation and was blamed for the deaths of thousands of livestock and fish, government meteorologists said on Thursday.
    Laos was hit with unusually cold weather and a rare snowfall on Jan. 24-25. The temperature in Houaphan province hit 1.5 degrees Celsius and was blamed for the deaths of more than 1000 cattle. The cold was also blamed for killing three tons of fish in ponds in Xiengkhouang province.
    People bundle up
    “From 24-25 January, it was so cold that people couldn’t go out,” the Vientiane resident said. “We just stayed home and sat in front of our stove. I have never seen it freeze like this before. I had to wear three sweaters and many retail shops were closed.”
    Cold hits Asia
    In Vietnam, authorities said more than 8900 cattle died during a cold snap that damaged 6000 hectares of? rice paddy and more than 4600 hectares of vegetable plots.
    Many parts of Asia have been hit with rare cold weather which is being blamed for more than 65 deaths, and disrupted transportation, according to the Associated Press.
    Subfreezing temperatures in North Korea’s northern provinces this month caused water main pipes to freeze and burst, cutting off tap water to local residents, sources inside the country told RFA.

  2. All SCOTUS decided was that the EPA rules, if implemented, would cost a lot of money. So, the ruling of the lower court to allow the rules to take effect despite the ongoing appeal, was stayed. No action can be taken until the appeals are done. EPA could still win, and put the rules in place. And this simple, common sense, just ruling was still a 5-4 vote. This highlights the next presidential election importance if for no other reason that picking the next justice(s).

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