Last edited by danarhea; 08-09-10 at 03:56 PM.
The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016
I wonder if this has to do with the fact that it's an El Nino year?
The heat wave is bad but the forest fires in Russia are compounding the air quality problem with soot from the outlying forested areas.
⚧ C.T.L.W. You figure it out
My Endo doc went over my blood work. "I see your estrogen level is now at 315, do you feel like you have too much Estrogen now?"
I told her "... N... N.. No..." and started crying.
When people make the argument that global warming will be a benign thing that improves crop yields, we'll start pointing them to Russia 2010.
One of you will end up here next!
This is a human tragedy undeserving of this partisan hackery. It's unfortunate that a "conservative" had to bring this thread into the arena of AGW in the first place, also unfortunate that "liberals" point to this as evidence of climate change when any other localised phenomena that contradicted global warming would be dismissed as local weather patterns even though they would use this local local bout of adverse weather as indicative of global climate change.
I'll wait and see if GLOBAL climate patterns support the idea of AGW, which they have thus far done so, before I hijack peoples deaths for political point scoring. Right now I hope the Russians take all available means of international aid that may be on offer to help people in need.
Moreover, in terms of deviations from normal, what is happening in Russia completely blows away the fabled hot summer of 1980 in Texas in which Dallas-Fort Worth hit an all-time high temperature of 113° and established its most 100° days.
Deviations from Normal (°C):
An area of +5°C. For Dallas: Greatest monthly deviation from normal: +7.0°F
A large area of +8°C. For Moscow: Greatest monthly deviation from normal: +15.0°F