ABC: "warm weather" caused Moscow's freezing chaos

"Unseasonably warm"

Stop laughing at the back, the ABC is being deadly serious here. The closure of Moscow’s airports is nothing to do with “extreme cold”, which itself is a sign of global warming (© ABC, CSIRO, New York Times, Sydney Morning Herald etc etc), but “unseasonably warm weather” which itself is, of course, a sign of global warming… or something. My brain hurts.

Russian prosecutors have launched a probe into how bad weather caused massive disruption at Moscow’s two largest airports as passengers staged protests against the chaos that has left thousands stranded.

Freezing weather and power outages have delayed more than 200 flights at Moscow’s Domodedovo and Sheremetyevo airports, with some passengers staging protests in security check areas.

Moscow transportation prosecutor Yevgeny Pospelov says he has launched a probe into the massive delays aimed to “protect the rights of passengers”.

Ironically, the chaos was caused not by a cold snap but by unseasonably warm weather which meant torrential freezing rain, rather than snow, fell at the weekend, leaving a treacherous layer of ice on roads and runways. (source)

Pass the vodka.


  1. Perhaps Moscow receives forecasts from the UK Met Office?

    The Met Office has certainly riled plenty of people in England. If they keep it up, soon all of the UK will be “ire”-land.

    • Oh yes the impartial Met office, now lets see who the chairman is & what are his “hobbies”. The Chairman of the Met Office board, Robert Napier, is or has been:

      – Chairman of the Green Fiscal Trust
      – Chairman of the trustees of the World Centre of Monitoring of Conservation
      – a director of the Carbon Disclosure Project
      – a director of the Carbon Group
      – Chief executive of the World Wildlife Fund UK

      He is also a member of the Green Alliance. Obviously a tad on the bias side me thinks.

      • Sorry about the lack of punctuation marks, I originally set it out as a list!, & i know this is a bit off topic but might be worth a humerous write-up!.,,,,,,,,,

      • The Loaded Dog says:

        “Obviously a tad on the bias side me thinks.”

        Actually, to put it mildly it’s a filthy and blatant conflict of interest; that’s what it is. And further, how can you put ANY confidence in an organisation that states the following in its history writeup:-

        “The fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is published, providing an up-to-date and the authoritative document on the science, impacts, and ways of tackling climate change. Our science plays a major role in the report.”

        Please note they actually boast “their science plays a major role in the report”

        This is the same report the EPA (Enviro-activists) vigorously defended. The following link is well worth a read.

        Specifically their “responses” to claims in 10 petitions calling for the IPCC report to be chucked out as a flawed, compromised and worthless document.

        Yes, it’s Conflict of Interest city in the state of Bias.

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