Dónde está el global warming? Deadly cold weather grips South America

Aljazeera reports:

Polar air has blasted South America, causing temperatures to tumble and blanketing many parts of the region with snow.

At least six people in Argentina are now believed to have died due to the weather.

One of the victims is said to be a three-year-old boy, who was killed by carbon monoxide poisoning emitted from a heater.

In the Argentinian capital, Buenos Aires, temperatures on Monday night dropped as low as 1.6C, while in parts of the provinces of Jujuy and Mendoza, locals shivered in temperatures of -10°C.

Many southern parts of South America saw snow, including the Chilean capital of Santiago.

In Sierra de la Ventana, in the south of the Buenos Aires Province, the snow was so heavy that roads were forced to close.

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2 thoughts on “Dónde está el global warming? Deadly cold weather grips South America”

  1. Speaking of adaptation — 1.6C is around 35-36F, chilly but manageable if you have some extra clothing and heat that doesn’t kill you with carbon monoxide. In Montana, that would just be a September morning or a December noon (if you were lucky).

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