Sunday, July 15, 2007

Buenos Aires Gets its First Snow Since 1918

Here's some climate change news that somehow escaped the attention of the U.S. media. Foreign newspapers (in the UK, Thailand, etc.) are reporting that Argentina's capitol has received its first snow in nearly a century.

Thousands of Argentines cheered and threw snowballs in the streets of Buenos Aires on Monday as the capital's first major snowfall since 1918 spread a thin white mantle across the region...

Wet snow fell for hours in the Argentine capital, accumulating in a mushy but thin white layer late Monday, after freezing air from Antarctica collided with a moisture-laden low pressure system that blanketed higher elevations in western and central Argentina with snow... Argentina's National Weather Service said it was the first major snow in Buenos Aires since June 22, 1918.

This is Argentina's second unseasonal cold snap in two months.

While reported across the globe, apparently U.S. newspapers didn't find this story newsworthy. But, no, I don't think the mainstream media has its own agenda.

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