By Paul Yeager, author of Weather Whys: Facts, Myths, and Oddities
I don’t know about you, but sometimes I long for the old days, when we had three 30-minute newscasts per day but had more news stories covered. Since we’ve gone to the 24-hour-per-day news stations all over the dial, we get the same couple of stories over and over and over again–and they’re mainly about politics.
That might explain why there has been so little coverage to the major weather disaster that’s on-going in Eastern Europe. I don’t have access to unlimited stats and details, of course, since I’m one little blogger/writer in the U.S., but I did pull together some information from a Washington Post story yesterday to write something for the Huffington Post.
See Mild U.S. Winter, But Devastating Winter in Eastern Europe for some information on global climate stats and the disaster in Eastern Europe.