Remember when Joe Romm said the I-35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis was related to”climate change”?
The truth, never reported on Climate Progress, is far different:
In fact if you search for the keywords: “heat, weather, climate” as a factor for collapse in the NTSB press release here: http://www.ntsb.gov/Pressrel/2008/081114.html or in the full report here: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/i35wbridge/ntsb/finalreport.pdf
You won’t find them. That’s because the failure is completely unrelated to them.
Well now another structure in Minneapolis has collapsed. 21 inches of snow in a short period was a factor.
The snowfall that ended Saturday night was one of the five biggest in Twin Cities history, National Weather Service meteorologist James McQuirter said. (source)
Fortunately it appears no one was killed or injured. Was it Weather, not Climate? Or “climate disruption? Climate blamers, get your game on. Watch the video below of the actual collapse.
The Vikings were displaced:
It appears Viking history has repeated itself:
The Viking Hvalsey Church in Greenland, abandoned when it became too cold to live there anymore.