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cory777 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:27 PM
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US heat wave just preview of future: study
Source: AFP

WASHINGTON The US East Coast is sweltering in a record-hot summer but it could endure twice as many sweaty days by mid-century without action on climate change, an environmental group said Wednesday.

The US capital, Washington, is on track for 50 days in 2010 in which the mercury crosses 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 Celsius), a number that could rise as high as 100 by 2050, the National Wildlife Federation said in a study.

The group, which supports action against climate change, said that the number of hot days in 2050 could be kept to 55 if polluters reduce carbon emissions.

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has calculated that global temperatures between January and June 2010 were the warmest on record since 1880 when reliable readings began.

Read more: http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hhpK...



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abq e streeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:29 PM
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1. Oh come on ; that's ridiculous...after all, it snowed last winter
:sarcasm: (in case it's needed)
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bloomington-lib Donating Member (513 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:42 PM
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2. Or "That's what air conditionin's fur!"
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activa8tr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:56 PM
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3. And we need to drill baby drill so we have enough oil to make 'lectricity with
so we can have more air conditionin.
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Cal Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 10:26 AM
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13. Which will help speed up climate change
so we can just get this whole thing over with :(
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SLCLiberal Donating Member (27 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 02:54 PM
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17. Gop Logic...
It snowed last winter so therefore there is no such thing as global warming. We also hacked some emails and posted snippets out of context on various right wing jagoff blogs, which also proves global warming is a hoax.

/sarcasm off
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LawnKorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:11 PM
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4. .
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:33 PM
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5. Guess I will stay here
In the Natural AC that is SF
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Mr. Sinister Donating Member (75 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 10:17 AM
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12. Natural AC on high
This has been the coldest summer I've seen in 25 years. But I'd choose the fog here any day over the extremes everywhere else.
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Xithras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 12:12 PM
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14. It's not just SF, California in general has been below normal this year.
The temps were in the upper 70's and low 80's in the Central Valley yesterday, which is a good 10 degrees below average and nearly 20 degrees below a typical August day. We've only had four 100+ degree days this summer, and we normally average 15. Most of the forecasters are calling this the mildest summer in 20 years.

I was in Santa Monica with my daughter last month, and it was cold enough that she had to wear a sweater in the morning. I recall the dancing weatherbunny saying something about the 18th straight day of below normal temperatures.
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a la izquierda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:40 PM
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6. Muahahahaha...
then you'll all know what it's like to live in Oklahoma. It's been hotter than Hades this summer. And it hasn't rained at my house since July 4 (and prior to July 4, we'd had torrential rains for days and days).
Actually, this is really terrible news.
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customerserviceguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:15 PM
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7. Its a good thing
that by that time, I'll be dead, I can't stand the heat and humidity here. I plan on spending my retirement summers in Washington State, where the weather should remain mild for the next century, at least.
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Nostradammit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 02:38 AM
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9. You realize you'll be living amongst liberals in Washington, don't you?
Sure you're ok with that?
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customerserviceguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 07:19 AM
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10. When did I say that I had a problem with people who are fighting global warming?
I just can't seem to get used to the heat and humidity around here. This is my 4th summer here, and I have no idea why people in high starched collars would have even moved here a few hundred years ago.
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ChazII Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 08:53 AM
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11. Humidity is the worst.
Triple digits really are not too bad when in the low 100's but 110+, especially with humidity is horrible. There really is something to that clich about dry heat. :D
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customerserviceguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 09:54 PM
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18. Yep, experienced it in Arizona
and its way more bearable than the humidity here. Some days, it feels like you're walking through a cup of tea!
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maxsolomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 01:28 PM
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15. sorry, we're full up in western washington
and we've got weather troubles of our own. record-setting gloom. it's made the entire city cranky.
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Bigmack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 01:33 PM
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16. Nonsense...
gloom - in a word - is GOOD! Fog is like a fine skin conditioner. 60 F is warm.

The fishing's good, too.

Hmmmm....Maybe that fishing thing outweighs the other stuff.

Never mind.
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customerserviceguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 09:57 PM
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19. Ha!
I get back to Western Washington twice a year, there's still plenty of room, even if I have to live in Bucoda!

I spent 37 beautiful years in WA, I so very much look forward to finding a place on the nearly uninhabited western coast, probably in Moclips or parts north of there.
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:19 PM
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8. I'm outta DC in a few years, retiring to northern lower Michigan
Had it with the weather here - it's the worst. I can feel those Lake Michigan breezes even now. . .

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