more for the Global Warming brigade
from the BBC
Parts of the US East Coast have been battered by blizzard conditions and heavy snowfall, sparking transport chaos and power cuts for thousands.
Five states declared an emergency hours before piles of snow and high winds blasted the area on Saturday.
Some areas of Massachusetts have seen as much as 2.5ft (75cm) of snow, with locals told to hunker down inside.
Nearly 6,000 US flights were cancelled across the weekend, with conditions expected to lighten on Sunday.
Forecasters warn cold temperatures will remain a problem throughout much of the north-east, with the snowstorm set to move on to the state of Maine.
The storm, known as a Nor’easter, has hit parts of New York and Massachusetts with heavy snowfall, coastal flooding and blizzard conditions.