This shocking news (but not-so-shocking to me) comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Earlier this week I posted and article saying that Antarctic sea ice had reached a new record maximum.
Brutally cold Arctic air could increase energy demand for nearly 118 million people.
Snow now covers nearly one half – one half! – of the continental United States. That’s the most snow cover on December 2 since records began.
“It is now the third day of Summer in Australia. Here in Melbourne, it is bitterly cold and they say we could be headed for a White Christmas.”
On September 20 of this year, sea ice surrounding Antarctica covered 7.78 million sq miles (20.14 million sq km), according to NASA. That’s more than twice as big as the continental United States (3.11 million sq miles).
But you will be paying more.
“America Braces for Possible French Fry Shortage After Poor Potato Harvest,” reads the headline.
Up to 30 inches (75 cm) of snow forecast for parts of New York, Vermont and New Hampshire.
“Southern California just got hammered with snow!!!” says reader . ‘I live in the San Bernardino mountains, and it is snow apocalypse up here.”