Blizzard Dumps Snow on Copenhagen


Dec. 17 (Bloomberg) — World leaders flying into Copenhagen today to discuss a solution to global warming will first face freezing weather as a blizzard dumped 10 centimeters (4 inches) of snow on the Danish capital overnight. “Temperatures will stay low at least the next three days,” Henning Gisseloe, an official at Denmark’s Meteorological Institute, said today by telephone, forecasting more snow in coming days. “There’s a good chance of a white Christmas.” Delegates from 193 countries have been in Copenhagen since Dec. 7 to discuss how to fund global greenhouse gas emission cuts. U.S. President Barack Obama will arrive before the summit is scheduled to end tomorrow. Denmark has a maritime climate and milder winters than its Scandinavian neighbors. It hasn’t had a white Christmas for 14 years, under the DMI’s definition, and only had seven last century. Temperatures today fell as low as minus 4 Celsius (25 Fahrenheit). DMI defines a white Christmas as 90 percent of the country being covered by at least 2 centimeters of snow on the afternoon of Dec. 24.


2 thoughts on “Blizzard Dumps Snow on Copenhagen”

  1. I'm an atheist but even I admit it seems as though *he's* trying to tell us something.. so I say Thank you God from my bitterly cold snow filled garden in the UK!

    Didn't something similar happen before.. oh yeah courtesy of 'The 28th October, the day the UK Government passed their Climate Bill, and it was snowing outside! The first time it had snowed in London during October since 1922!!!'

    You really couldn't make this up… unlike their data ;o)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *