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Cleaners sweep a dust-covered road in Beijing April 17, 2006.
In this photo distributed by China's Xinhua news agency, vehicles park along a roadside in Beijing, China, on Monday April 17, 2006. An overnight dust storm covered large areas of the Chinese capital in fine dust, prompting residents to spend the morning cleaning up.
Is global dimming masking the full impact of global warming? Some climate experts worry that it is, with the possible consequence that as we reduce pollution, the climate will heat up to unprecedented levels.
Originally posted by 12m8keall2c
This year it's about 4-5 feet below normal levels, the lowest I've seen in the 10 years we've been here. Already there are voluntary water restrictions in effect and our "usual" window for such is months away.
...RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE SET AT DALLAS FORT WORTH...
AT 453 PM...THE TEMPERATURE AT DFW AIRPORT REACHED 101 DEGREES. THIS
BREAKS THE OLD RECORD HIGH FOR APRIL 17 OF 94 DEGREES...SET IN 1913
AND 1925. THE TEMPERATURE MAY CLIMB FURTHER...AND AN UPDATED RECORD
EVENT REPORT WILL BE SENT IF NECESSARY. source
Last month was the driest March on record for five eastern states—New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Florida. Twelve other East Coast states were much drier than average. Many East Coast locations had their driest March on record, such as New York's Central Park (0.80 in.), Wilmington, Del., (0.29 in.), Washington National Airport, (0.05 in.), Richmond, Va., (0.20 in.), and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., (0.03 in.). At the end of March, moderate drought was present across large parts of the mid-Atlantic (North Carolina, Virginia, Delaware) according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.
Originally posted by soficrow
...I just finished reading Ender's Game. Great book. One of the characters explains that a political/economic faction wants a global train wreck with total anarchy. And not the good kind of anarchy...
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