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Wednesday has become the hottest July day in England ever, with a temperature of 36.3C (97.3F) recorded at Charlwood in Surrey, near Gatwick Airport.
Why put the blame for mild discomfort
Originally posted by nogirt Seems quite normal to me. Why put the blame for mild discomfort on global warming? What is global warming?
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Gripped by a 10th straight day of 100-degree heat, California sweated out the possibility of more blackouts Tuesday as the number of suspected heat-related deaths climbed to at least 53 and the rotting carcasses of thousands of dairy cows and other livestock baked in the sun.
Tens of thousands of customers in Northern and Southern California had no electricity. About 1,700 San Jose customers faced their third day without power, and some residents slept in backyards and hotel rooms to escape the stifling heat.
In St. Louis, about 145,000 homes and businesses still without power after two storms last week knocked out electricity to nearly 600,000 customers. A utility worker was electrocuted Tuesday and another was injured while trying to restore power.
In New York City, a blackout that left about 100,000 people without electricity during some of the hottest days of the year all but ended Tuesday, allowing weary residents who endured nine days of rotting food and sweltering homes to begin getting back to normal.
Source: Copyright 2006, Inter Press Service
Date: July 21, 2006
The heat wave sweeping Europe is a direct consequence of the warming of the earth's atmosphere, experts say.
"We are observing and suffering the first effects of global warming," Hervé Le Treut, meteorologist at the French Centre for Scientific Research told IPS.
Record temperatures of well over 35 degrees Celsius were recorded all over Europe this week. On Jul. 20 Paris and Berlin registered 39 degrees. In Belgium, Jul. 19 was the hottest day ever in July, with 37 degrees.
The heat wave has led to several deaths across Europe.
Originally posted by Essan One event in itself though proves nothing. after all, we had a very cold March - was that proof that a new ice age was beginning?
Oh yes exactly... first it gets hot... melts ice caps... freshwater cold water moves south... makes bid storms.. then ice age
Brit better buy some wooly clothing snd stock up on blankets
Originally posted by JimmyCarterIsNotSmarter
1) Don't buy AC machines. It's stupid. They won't work anyway because they will cause a failure of the electrical net (an overload) and as a result no devices, not just the ACM, will not work. The French and the Americans have made that mistake, don't do the same.
2) Eat icecream.
3) Drink cold drinks, e.g. mineral water.
1]Just because YOU can't afford one, don't call us stupid and here in Vegas we are experts at AC and have a whole dam to provide the juice..
2] If you eat enough Icecream to stay cool, you will gain a lot of weight and hence need more to keep you cool
3] In India they drink hot tea as it equalizes your body temperature...