Ice Virus Causes Moscow Power Outage

Ok, it’s not really a virus, but the next time you hear a cyberwar expert warn about the risk of widespread power outages from cyberattack, think about this: critical infrastructure disasters have happened before. Today, for example, RiaNovosti says nearly a half million people in the middle of a Moscow winter are powerless.

Power outrages have left 412,000 people without electricity across several regions in central Russia on Sunday, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin told a government meeting.

He urged Emergencies Minister Sergei Shoigu to “mobilize all units” in order to tackle the “latest weather anomaly,” as meteorologists predict there is little relief in sight.

Does Putin mean that Russia will take a stand on global warming? One could conclude that this latest weather anomaly, as predicted by experts who warn about the risk of global warming, is more likely and more severe than the next Stuxnet.

Expect more extreme winters thanks to global warming, say scientists

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