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    62 fires in Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and California. One already covering nearly 700 square miles. And the high pressure just seems stuck. More heat for another 5 days, at least, and some dry lightning storms predicted for the South Cascades.
     
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    Just as predicted by climate scientists over two decades ago.

    Here's a somewhat more recent but very accurate prediction of what is happening now from nine years ago.

    Early Warning Signs of Global Warming: Droughts and Fires
    Union of Concerned Scientists
    Nov 10, 2003
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    Warmer global temperatures are expected to cause an intensification of the hydrologic cycle, with increased evaporation over both land and water. The higher evaporation rates will lead to greater drying of soils and vegetation, especially during the warm season. Climate models also project changes in the distribution and timing of rainfall. The combination of a decrease in summer rainfall and increased evaporation will lead to more severe and longer-lasting droughts in some areas. Increasing drought frequency has the potential to affect land-based natural and managed ecosystems, coastal systems, and both freshwater quality and quantity. Increasing drought frequency also has the potential to increase the likelihood of wildfires.


    And here's something especially for the denier cult retards who like to smear an eminent and much honored climate scientist, Dr.James Hansen, and claim that climate science predictions from the 1980's were false. LOL. The only 'false-ness' in those predictions is that they were largely underestimating how fast climate change would happen and how bad things would get by now.

    Droughts show global warming is 'scientific fact'
    NASA researcher's study 'reframes the question,' UVic professor says

    The Associated Press
    Posted: Aug 4, 2012
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    In a landmark 1988 study, Hansen predicted that if greenhouse gas emissions continue, which they have, Washington, D.C., would have about nine days each year of 35 C or warmer in the decade of the 2010s. So far this year, with about four more weeks of summer, the city has had 23 days with the temperature reaching at least 35 C.
     
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    Holy crap -- you folks are off the deep end.. And this is BECAUSE???

    Name me the physical parameter(s) and their anomalies that have ALREADY screwed the pooch this early in the game.

    Whatchagot?

    I'm kinda imaging the underrumblings on the Nina Pinta and Santa Maria when Columbus wanted to push on.. "Georgio spotted a giant blue spotted squid" -- this is the Edge of the Earth for sure Luigi" "Last night in hammock as I was starting to dream of Corsica, I heard the great rumblings of a waterfall".
     
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    Oh, don't waste your time on crap like this. This is just more fantasizing by the know nothing crowd who can't even tie their shoes without help.

    Just let them blather on. No one is paying them any attention any more.
     
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    Here in Florida, after months of drought, two JUNE TSs, and rain almost everyday in NE Florida, still flooding in Suwaneee, Columbia, Dixie, etc.
     
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    Forest fires.........a new phenomenon on the American landscape!!!:eusa_dance:
     
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    I think Art Bell used to refer to all this as "The Quickening"....

    He could talk for hours and hours and hours tying anything and everything to "The Quickening".
     
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    What Art was ACTUALLY experiencing was "The Slowing" of his elderly abilities to discriminate between coincidence, correlation and causality..
     
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    LOL!!
     
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    Yeah, it's called "summer"

    Go figure
     

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