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Sunday, July 16, 2006

Anecdata

Yes, yes, we all know the plural of anecdote is not data. But it's still worth seeing some of the tangible results of global warming, to remember that this is no longer an abstract threat. Or, just stick your head outside today. Chances are, if you live in the northern hemisphere, you're in the middle of another heat wave....

Utah fire departments struggling with record heat -- July 16, 2006

Temperatures up to 122 in California create record energy consumption and severe fire danger -- July 16, 2006

Extreme heat alert from record highs in Canada -- July 16, 2006

Record heat in Wisconsin causing roads to buckle -- July 15, 2006

Minnesota's last 12 months the hottest ever recorded -- July 15, 2006

The first half of 2006 the hottest six months ever recorded for Kansas

The first half of 2006 the hottest ever recorded for the U.S. - three degrees above the average for the last century. -- July 14, 2006

Record heat in Bismarck -- July 13, 2006

Phoenix has the hottest June ever -- July 4, 2006

Record heat in Washington State -- June 28, 2006

Five people drown in Oregon trying to beat record heat -- June 26, 2006

and on a more global scale...

2005 was the hottest year ever recorded --
but so far, 2006 is even hotter.

Of course, it was only 3 summers ago when heat in Europe killed 35 to 50 thousand people.

Our grandchildren are going to have mighty interesting summers in 30 years. Maybe we owe them some apologies in advance.

2 Comments:

  • I need to buy up some land in central PA. It'll be valuable beachfront property in about 30 years.

    By Blogger Eli, at 6:30 PM  

  • Suggested slogan for the burgeoning Draft Gore movement:

    GORE IN 2008: BECAUSE A PLANET IS A TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE

    By Anonymous Jim in Chicago, at 12:04 AM  

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