“Icebreakers have been called in to free dozens of ships that became trapped in ice in the Gulf of Finland near St. Petersburg last week. The administration of St. Petersburg’s port said at least 97 ships were still waiting for help on Tuesday, down from 160 ships two days ago. The eastern Gulf of Finland has not seen such thick ice since 1992, according to the Federal Agency of Sea and River Transport. In some places the ice is more than a meter (three feet) thick.”
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Of course, events such as this do not in themselves refute the hypothesis of anthropogenic global warming.
Climate is a chaotic system and additional energy can have all sorts of results, including the ones here.
However it sure does make a mockery of all the folks who thought that unseasonably warm weather was “proof” of global warming a few years back.