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Several inches of snow fall in Johannesburg

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Several inches of snow fall in Johannesburg

Post by Tony Bennett on 08.08.12 22:25


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Re: Several inches of snow fall in Johannesburg

Post by tigger on 09.08.12 7:27


Indeed, civilisation exists at the discretion of climate and geology. We're overdue for the next ice age.
It's such a pity they renamed the previous ice ages (in fact a misnomer in itself since we're only in an interstadial) - the three main ones were called Riss, Mindel and Wurm. I've always wanted three dogs so I could name them accordingly.

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Re: Several inches of snow fall in Johannesburg

Post by PeterMac on 09.08.12 8:05

It is mid winter there !

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Re: Several inches of snow fall in Johannesburg

Post by Tony Bennett on 09.08.12 8:24

@PeterMac wrote:It is mid winter there !
True, but the point of the story was that hardly anyone in Jo'Burg had ever witnessed snow falling in their lifetimes

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Post by Guest on 09.08.12 8:39

It was the same for a Zimbabwean girl I used to work with - she had never seen snow until she came to England (driven out by Robert Mugabe's "government") - and she was as excited as a child when it happened.
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