Global warming? A serious problem? Let me re-phrase that for you. The pompous arrogance used against the innocent and naïve to cause undue and unnescessary fear is a serious problem. Not global warmng. A direct comparison can be made to the phrase "War on Drugs" Taken literally, it sounds rediculous. Battling against inanimate objects? It should be a war against the cause or indiviual need for drug use. Global warming should not be misunderstood. it will cause havoc.
Future shock: Heat wave temperatures to soar in decades
Washington: During the European heat wave of 2003 that killed tens of thousands, the temperature in parts of France hit 40°C. Nearly 15,000 people died in that country alone. During the Chicago heat wave of 1995, the mercury spiked above 41°C and about 600 people died. In a few decades, people will look back at those heat waves “and we will laugh”, said Andreas Sterl, author of a new study. “We will find (those temperatures) lovely and cool.” Sterl’s computer model shows by the end of the century, high temperatures for once-in-a-generation heat waves will rise twice as fast as everyday average temperatures. Chicago, for example, would reach 46°C in such an event by 2100. Paris could near 42.7°C with Lyon coming closer to 45.5°C . Sterl is with the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, projects temperatures for heat waves around the world. His numbers are blistering because of the drying-out effect...(More)
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