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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you will live half way to the North Pole!! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, but even so.. Folks who have lived here all their lives are even complaining! We've basically had the jet stream sitting over us since the beginning of May.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Record high temperatures have been observed in four continents.
Death toll from the heat in Pakistan alone is reported as about1,250.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/features/33369931
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Polands power grid cut electricity supplies for industrial users for the first time in more than two decades as a nationwide heat wave entered its second week.
The reduction was scheduled to start at 10 a.m. Warsaw time as power prices for next week jumped to the highest level since December 2010. Grid manager PSE SA will hold an emergency meeting at 1 p.m. to discuss the situation, according to its website. Warsaw temperatures soared to 36.6 degrees Celsius (97.9 degrees Fahrenheit) on Saturday, a record for August, AccuWeather Inc. said on its website.
Unrelenting heat will continue to affect much of eastern Europe this week, according to AccuWeather. The hot weather is cutting power production and hampering electricity transmission as low river levels result in cooling restrictions, while higher demand for air-conditioning squeezes the reserve margins required by the system.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-10/poland-curbs-power-supplies-as-eastern-europe-sizzles
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/08/temperatures-soar-deadly-egypt-heat-wave-150810102739558.html

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Temperatures soar in deadly Egypt heatwave

At least 21 people died, 66 others hospitalised as temperatures reach highs of 47 degrees Celsius amid high humidity.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/mar/14/february-breaks-global-temperature-records-by-shocking-amount

Monthly global temperature anomaly in Feb was a record 1.35C exceeds previous record by 0.2C.

That is based on the 1951-1980 baseline, a period which already had higher than pre-industrial temperatures

Previous global record was last month.

The jump in temperature is far higher than the last 'super el nino' year of
1998

The comments section in the article is depressingly full of denial and trollery.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PS_RalphW wrote:
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/mar/14/february-breaks-global-temperature-records-by-shocking-amount

The comments section in the article is depressingly full of denial and trollery.


Comments sections in on-line 'newspapers' are always depressing. Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And so much for 2 degrees....

http://thescienceexplorer.com/nature/northern-hemisphere-temperatures-reached-dangerous-two-degree-tipping-point
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The closer a population is to the downwash of an unstable dam, the more denial there is in that population about the possibility of the dam breaking.

In the face of persistent extreme danger, the human instinct is to ignore it. This has evolutionary advantages in the long run, as catastrophic events are generally indiscriminate, so survival of a behavioural meme is based more on short term population success and less on long term preventative behaviour in times of crisis.

So attempts at building sustainability are futile once the danger becomes apparent. A better strategy will be building resilience and flexibility in the face of uncertainty, but that is also a risky strategy, as it assumes there will be time to adapt.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/apr/15/march-temperature-smashes-100-year-global-record

March is another new global temperature record.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I, for one, will do my bit to warm the place. Think I will go down Aldi and buy some Chilean Kiwi fruit packaged in plastic.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Automaton wrote:
And so much for 2 degrees....

http://thescienceexplorer.com/nature/northern-hemisphere-temperatures-reached-dangerous-two-degree-tipping-point

This is a bad article. It's wrong to conflate the +2C climatic warming over the whole planet with short period, over a smaller area.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With the March data in, there's now >99% chance of 2016 being a new record hot year.



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dangerous temperatures in India arrive earlier in the year than previously.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-36026171

Such conditions have occurred before, but this is atypically early in the year for such events. The hottest part of the year is yet to come.
Made worse by severe drought and water shortage in much of India.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will the number of births still be about 26,000,000 for 2016 though?
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