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Playinghardball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 06:37 PM
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Labor Day 2040: Endless Summer
Who ever wouldve guessed that there would be a Labor Day card for global warming. But that is what SomeEcards are for:

But The Onion of e-card companies makes a serious point: In the not-too-distant future, people are going to be amazed that anybody ever thought Labor Day signified the unofficial end of summer. As Climate Progress discussed in Mother Nature is Just Getting Warmed Up in June:

Stanford climate scientists forecast permanently hotter summers
The tropics and much of the Northern Hemisphere are likely to experience an irreversible rise in summer temperatures within the next 20 to 60 years if atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations continue to increase, according to a new climate study by Stanford University scientists.

According to our projections, large areas of the globe are likely to warm up so quickly that, by the middle of this century, even the coolest summers will be hotter than the hottest summers of the past 50 years, said the studys lead author, Noah Diffenbaugh.

And this could happen even sooner since, actual GHG emissions over the early 21st century have exceeded those projected in the SRES scenario used here, suggesting that our results could provide a conservative projection of the timing of permanent emergence of an unprecedented heat regime.

More: http://thinkprogress.org/romm/2011/09/04/311718/labor-d... /

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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 07:14 PM
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1. +1
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pintobean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 08:46 PM
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2. Unrec. Please don't try to hijack Labor Day.
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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 08:48 PM
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3. It's already been hijacked. It should be May 1
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