“People here are brainwashed by global warming theories.”
Email from reader in Lebanon
I’m a big fan of your new blog and old site; I check it almost every day. I don’t comment often on your post due to the fact that I’m a med student but I couldn’t help but to send you this mail to inform you on the situation in my country, Lebanon … located in the middle east, on the east of the med sea; south east Europe.
First point I would like to mention, and really annoys me, is that people here are brainwashed by global warming theories. They all think that the world will end like 20 years later due to rising sea level and heat and all the bullshit about manmade global warming, and it’s not really that easy to talk sense into some of the people!
Second, last winter and this summer was really exceptional. Despite the abnormal dry fall of 2010, starting from January 2011, the region was hit by several cold fronts and snow that reached really low levels. What wasn’t normal was the cold front that hit us in March! Snow reached then levels low as 1800 feet!
Talking about this summer it was abnormally cool as well. We are used for temperature to reach at coastline around 35 degrees Celsius for really long periods and sometimes more, but this summer we barely saw 3 or 4 days with temperature around 32 degrees Celsius and the rest with temperature swinging between 29 and 30. Spending this summer in my village that is 2000 feet above sea level, I can honestly say it felts more like fall or spring than summer!
Third, it seems we will have a very early winter this year! On Wednesday next week we are expecting a sudden drop in temperature from 28 degrees Celsius to 21 on coastline with rain and snow on the very top of the highest mountains of my country that reaches 10100 feet. Those conditions are really strange in September and normally happens in mid or end of October.
I really appreciate your efforts and time spending on this amazing blog
Keep on the good work