It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Approximately 54 thousand in hospitalized after extreme heat conditions
Originally posted by cass1dy09
Originally posted by bkaust
Being familiar with hot weather here in Aus, I can't imagine it being crammed into a city like tokyo for example, people on top of people! The number of people hospitalised is staggering too! How can they cope with a sudden load like that! Fingers crossed it ends soon, unfortunately it always seems to be the elderly that don't survive heat waves well.
Officials are searching for bodies among the charred ruins of more than 100 homes and other buildings destroyed by wildfires in the Australian island state of Tasmania. Around 100 residents remain unaccounted for, three days after the fires broke out. Tasmania's acting police commissioner, Scott Tilyard, said no casualties had been reported. But he said it would take time before officials were certain that no one had died in the blazes.
Temperatures across much the state are expected to reach 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit) on Tuesday, while winds are expected to be as strong as 80 kilometres per hour (50 miles per hour).
Picture: Richard Jupe/Newspix / Rex Features
Originally posted by Agit8dChop
reply to post by cheesy
I've sweltered through 42c + days in Western Australia, I remember sitting in Japan in the middle of August in 2008 and the heat was ruthless. It wasn't anywhere near 42c, but the thickness of it and the humidity wasted me. First and only time I've had to walk around with a towel around my neck.
People say, 40c pfft we get hotter, thats true but its a different kind of tropical heat in Japan.
The question everyone's asking, is what affect is Fuku's radiation having here, if any at all ?
Originally posted by amraks
reply to post by cheesy
Them fires you posted about could of been avoided if the greens hadn't banned back burning.
Originally posted by TDawg61
Is this related to the plant?Would they tell us if it did?
January 2013 NASA's Alarming Map of the Worst Australian Heat Wave on Record
Originally posted by covertpanther
Is it possible the radiation in the atmosphere is multiplying the suns heat?