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callady Donating Member (554 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 08:56 PM
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Planet Sees Warmest September On Record
Planet Sees Warmest
September On Record

By Associated Press

17 October, 2005
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Worldwide, it was the warmest September on record, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Friday.

Averaging 1.13 degrees Fahrenheit (0.63 degree Celsius) above normal for the month, it was the warmest September since the beginning of reliable records in 1880, according to NOAA's National Climatic Data Center.

The second warmest September was in 2003 with an average temperature of 1.02 degrees Fahrenheit (0.57 Celsius) above the mean.

http://www.countercurrents.org/cc-ap171005.htm
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 08:57 PM
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1. "This calls for another 5-week vacation!" - George AWOL Bush
as usual
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 08:57 PM
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2. third week of October and it was 93 f***ing degrees today
WTF???
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HeeBGBz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:00 PM
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4. Yeah, a toasty October too
Planet out of balance.
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:02 PM
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5. My son wore shorts to school today!
In Kansas City!

But, remember, Bush believes in "sound science," or scientific reports that sound good to him...
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callady Donating Member (554 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:04 PM
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6.  We find our selves living in the time of

KOYAANISQATSI

ko.yaa.nis.qatsi (from the Hopi Language) n. 1. crazy life.
2. life in turmoil. 3. life out of balance. 4. life disintegrating.
5. a state of life that calls for another way of living.


The world's airlines use some 205 million tons of aviation fuel (kerosene) each year, producing greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides, ozone, sulfur dioxide, and methane. Jet fuel is the second-largest expense to airlines after labor and can amount to 20 percent of companies' operating expenses.

Planes use the most fuel, and produce the most harmful emissions, during takeoff. On short flights, as much as 25 percent of the total fuel consumed is used at this time. The most fuel-efficient route length for airlines is 4,300 kilometers, roughly a flight from Europe to the U.S. East Coast. About 45 percent of all flights in the European Union cover less than 500 kilometers.

Americans Make More Than 14,000 Roundtrips to the Sun a Year

In 1950, U.S. drivers covered some 588 billion kilometers (365 billion miles) in 40 million cars, or almost 14,600 kilometers per car. By 2003, the average distance driven per year had grown to more than 19,000 kilometers. Multiplied by the far-larger number of vehicles now on U.S. roads, the total distance traveled had grown more than seven-fold, to 4,281 billion kilometers. Thats equivalent to 14,308 roundtrips from Earth to the sun.
http://www.worldwatch.org/features/vsow/2005/08/31/
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Blue_Roses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 08:59 PM
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3. no shit!
and I'm sick of the heat, not to mention the hurricanes!
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:06 PM
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7. All I know is that it's mid Oct. deep in the heart of Texas
and it's in the 90's! Probably five to ten degrees above the norm. I so want to turn off my AC, but can't! :-( Another month of $300 electric bill. Hey Pinhead**, it's getting 'harder to put food on my family'! Like you give a rat's ass!
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file83 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:14 PM
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8. And, OH, LOOK! Here comes the STRONGEST HURRICANE in history...
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 09:15 PM by file83
...Wilma. It broke the record of lowest internal barometric pressure ever recorded. Which means the winds late last night were the fastest ever recorded in a Hurricane. Ever.

So, warmest September ever, fastest Hurricane winds ever...Hmmmm. :tinfoilhat:
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callady Donating Member (554 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 10:44 AM
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9. Speeds are higher, duration is longer
according to recent study at MIT.

Weather services have been flying planes directly into hurricanes for 30 years and have noticed a significant increase in intensity recently.
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