It's amazing in this day and age, with all the advancements in technology and science, that we're can still be held at the mercy of Mother Nature and all that she can dish out.
Case in point, China in the past week has been pummeled by an unprecedented snow storm that has stranded or affected millions on people. (Chinese officials are saying as many as 67 million people are being affected) Harsh snow and ice have brought China's transportation system to a halt and major power lines are down; Throw on top of this the amount of damage that is has already done to the country's farmlands and houses, the overall effects of these winter storms are hard to comprehend. And it's not expected to let us soon. There has been an alert put out by the Chinese weather bureau that more storms are expected during the next couple of day.
China's economic losses are expected to break $3 billion dollars. It'll be interesting to see what this will do to our current economic state here in the states.
All this because of precipitation.
I'm sure Al Gore has something to say about this, but let's leave that for some other discussion.
Here's CNN's report on what's going on in China.
Article from UPI.