If you heard there were hundreds of climate-related deaths in 2007, would you assume it was from global warming? Well you would be wrong, since the cause was severe cold weather. This, according to the Washington Times, which reports that South America had one of its coldest winters in decades, with Buenos Aires seeing its first snow since 1918, and dozens dying from exposure. In Peru, 200 died from cold, and Australia experienced its coldest June ever. Even crops were not immune as California lost nearly one and a half billion dollars of produce from a five-day freeze, and in April, freeze destroyed 95 percent of South Carolina’s peach harvest. This doesn’t prove any major climate trend, but it is chilly news for global warming’s hottest advocates.

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