Sunday, January 13, 2008
Baghdad snow blamed on global warming
The first snow to have fallen on Baghdad in 100 years has been blamed on global warming.
The director of the meteorology department, Dawood Shakir, told AFP that climate change was possibly to blame for the unusual event.
"It's very rare," he said. "Baghdad has never seen snow falling in living memory.
"These snowfalls are linked to the climate change that is happening everywhere. We are finding some places in the world which are warm and are supposed to be cold."