The Snow Story

From MEI Editor's Blog Thu Jan 10 2013, 16:04:00

After heavy rains and extensive flooding, now we have snow across the Levant as well as in parts of Egypt. The media are showing photos of snow in Jerusalem and elsewhere (below, the Western Wall in Jerusalem and Umayyad Mosque in Damascus) and commenting on how rare it is; I've already posted some snow pictures myself, including Bashar making a snowman. But, without wanting to provoke any climate change deniers out there, I just thought I'd point out that this "extremely rare" wave of snows and floods last happened just two years ago, when I blogged about it in December 2010.

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