More record heat

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    Three heat-related deaths were reported in Maryland this week, as 90-degree temperatures ruled in the Washington region, and a 100-degree reading on Thursday broke a record that had stood for 116 years.

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    Wilmington breaks 60-year-old high temperature record

    Published: Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 10:45 a.m.

    Wilmington broke a 60-year-old heat record for June 24, said Michael Colby, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

    At 2:53 p.m. Thursday, the temperature measured at the airport reached 98 degrees, breaking the previous record of 97, which was set in 1950.

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    For those who are critical thinking challenged that means that it was hotter 116 years ago.....before a...whole...lot of....ummmm...wellll....CO2 was pumped into the atmosphere...which means.....uuuuunnnhhh....well it means it was real hot 116 years ago and it took 100 YEARS OF POLLUTIN' TO FINALLY BREAK THAT DAMN RECORD!!!!!!! Damn COLDISTS!
     
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    Ahh yesss a 60 year old record FINALLY drops! And I wonder how much more tarmac exists at the airport now as compared to 1950? Definately will see some major UHI effects there for sure.
     
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    June set to be the hottest on record

    Durham--June could be busting out all over.

    If the next few days stay as scorching as the last few have been--and alas that's the general forecast--this June will be the warmest on record in the Triangle area.

    That's since records have been kept. Since 1850. Since 160 years.

    The Herald-Sun - June set to be hottest on record
     
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    So you have 3 deaths attributed to the heat and the deaths are truly tragic. However, how do you compare that to 1.7 MILLION animals killed in Mongolia and the afor mentioned 500 PENGUINS of all things killed by the RECORD COLD?


    Riddle me that batman.
     
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    102-degree high sets record for Richmond

    Richmond, Va. --
    Record temperature set in Richmond yesterday; early summer sizzle could make this the 'hottest June ever' The National Weather Service is saying what your body has been telling you for weeks -- this month's heat is historic.

    "This might be the hottest June ever" in Richmond, said Anthony Siebers, a meteorologist with the weather service's Wakefield office.

    The experts won't know for sure until they tally the figures at month's end, but Siebers added, "We're certainly in the top 10."

    Richmond's temperature hit 102 degrees yesterday, breaking the record for the date of 100 set in 1948.

    That kind of heat -- temperatures in the midto upper-90s and even triple digits -- is not unusual in Richmond, but it typically comes later in the season, Siebers said.

    102-degree high sets record for Richmond | Richmond Times-Dispatch
     
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    There's a hole in the ozone larger than Antarctica that we created.
     
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    Really? We didn't even know it existed till the 1970's. We have zero data on the hole before that so we honestly have no idea what normal is.
     
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    There is a hole in the ozone larger than Antartica, that we created.

    There is a garbage patch in the Pacific twice the size of Texas, that we created.

    There is an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico bigger than the state of Maryland, that we created.

    We have almost double the amount of atmospheric CO2 in the last 200 years.

    We are changing the earth.
     

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