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Swiss temperatures plunge to record lows

2012-02-06 12:45

Geneva - Swiss temperatures plunged to -35.1° in the eastern Graubuenden canton on Sunday night, weather agency MeteoSwiss said, the lowest figure recorded so far this year.

The mercury plummeted in Samedan, an Alpine region home to winter sports resorts such as St Moritz, Pontresina and Sils-Maria.

In the west, -27.6° was recorded in the village of La Brevine in the canton of Neuchatel.

La Brevine holds the record for being the coldest place in Switzerland, with -41.8° measured in 1987.

In Geneva, the thermometer was at -10° on Monday morning.

Comments
  • padayachee - 2012-02-06 13:29

    This is the effects of global warming.... In a nut shell, Our carbon emissions damage the ozone layer, The ozone layer itself is made of carbon and other elements to keep world in a controlled environment which traps the suns warmth, Now that the ozone layer is damaged there is nothing to keep the sun’s warmth in. The 2nd iceage is near.

      Neville - 2012-02-06 14:03

      Freesing in the North and Boiling in the South. All over is extreme weather.

      Olaf - 2012-02-06 14:49

      Uhm, so we also need stop exhaling then as well? Climate change is not a human cause, in all of earth's history climate changes happened. This just an indication that we are moving into a new World Age (according to some), this is called "birthing pains" :D.

      Hoo - 2012-02-06 15:31

      @jacky- it's NOT complicated. it's very simple and if everybody want's to understand that global warming is the biggest scam of our day's then listen to the debates about global warming between the people who know and the sceamers: Lord Monckton wins global warming debate at Oxford Union 1&2&3; Al Gore sued by over 30.000 Scientists for Global Warming fraud

  • jbrandct - 2012-02-06 14:09

    I wish people will stop saying global warming this, global warming that. Everybody is a bloody expert, yet most of you base your "evidence" on the last article you've read or the last documentary you've seen. The scientific community is in dispute over whether humans cause global warming or if it is normal heating cycles our planet regularly goes through. Strong advocates on both sides. In short: even rocket scientist don't really know so neither do you.

      Achmad - 2012-02-06 14:25

      Julius, rocket scientists would not be in a any position to comment on planetary weather phenomena - they tend to work on jet propulsion systems. There are however, bodies of climate scientists studying climate change and the dispute you claim exists is not around whether global warming exists - they are in dispute on the rate and extent of the effect as well as remedial steps that should be taken.

  • Hoo - 2012-02-06 15:32

    @global fraud- it's NOT complicated. it's very simple and if everybody want's to understand that global warming is the biggest scam of our day's then listen to the debates about global warming between the people who know and the sceamers: Lord Monckton wins global warming debate at Oxford Union 1&2&3; Al Gore sued by over 30.000 Scientists for Global Warming fraud

  • Johan Kritzinger - 2012-02-06 22:47

    http://gospelofreason.wordpress.com/2007/05/24/george-carlin-the-planet-is-fine/

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