Monday, January 14, 2008

Snow in Baghdad, but global warming rages on

It's not often that it snows in Baghdad. In fact, no one can remember the last time it happened.
But just because it has now snowed in Baghdad for the first time in anyone's memory doesn't mean that global warming isn't raging on unabated, killjoy climate experts are rushing to tell us. Don't let this one little cold weather anomaly get you too excited because it doesn't mean a thing and mankind is still rushing headlong toward planetary catastrophe.
Nonetheless, that didn't stop locals from taking delight in the beautiful and unheard of sight and declaring it an omen of peace.
"It is the first time we've seen snow in Baghdad," said 60-year-old Hassan Zahar. "A few minutes ago, I was covered with snowflakes. In my hair, on my shoulders. I invite all the people to enjoy peace, because the snow means peace," he said.
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