While politicians talk of the need for carbon taxes to reduce global temperatures, the weather been has unseasonably cold. At about 7:00am on Monday, Calgary dipped to minus 32.4 degrees, beating a record set over 100 years ago. Also, Edmonton International Airport in Canada saw a record low of -46.1 C and -58.4 C with a windchill, outfreezing even the Arctic. Families were left freezing in the dark owing to a power failure. In addition, it was reported on the 11th of December that, even though it is into summer in Australia, Victoria’s Mount Baw Baw was one of the many locations to receive snow falls. Snow also fell in Melbourne, according to this report.