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Record temperatures in northern India have claimed hundreds of lives in what is believed to be the hottest summer in the country since records began in the late 1800s.
The death toll is expected to rise with experts forecasting temperatures approaching 50C (122F) in coming weeks. More than 100 people are reported to have died in the state of Gujarat where the mercury topped at 48.5C last week. At least 90 died in Maharashtra, 35 in Rajasthan and 34 in Bihar.
Makes me appreciate my country and the fact that I can sit in comfortable air conditioning when it's dangerously hot outside.
Originally posted by faceoff85
reply to post by Hatcookie
Its a good thing we have people like you around to put us back on earth but you were kinda speaking against your own statement... yes we've only been gathering data for 200 years but fact remains that we are setting alot of records lately... wasn't this winter the most extreme for ALOT of different country's? I agree that there is no use panicking over this, but isn't it wise to not just write things off as "normal" and just try to keep an open mind? It could mean nothing but it could also mean ALOT... onlyh time will tell but dont expect me to be caught offguard.. I am keeping a close eye on world-events and even though this temperature in india is not uncommon, for it to coincide with a volcano erupting, solar activity, the gulf oil spill and alot of other things all happening in a short time span I do think there is a just reason to be alert...
Originally posted by Hatcookie
reply to post by wayno
Excuse me for taking advatage of something offered to me that makes mine and my families lives a little easier.
If I look at it the way you see it, everything we do contributes in one form or another to "environmental issues at someone elses expense". Do you use plastic?
Eat food treated with pesticides?
Buy brand name clothes that were probably made from underpaid workers in some third world country or another? The list goes on and on.