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  1. Old Rocks
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    Well, we are not half way through the year yet, but they certainly seem to be on the mark.

    Weather disasters likely to rise - UPI.com

    BRUSSELS, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Though 2010 was a record year in terms of the financial and human loss from natural disasters, trends suggest things could get worse, a Belgian report found.

    The Center for Research on Epidemiology of Disasters, at that Universite catholique de Louvain in Brussels, found that the 373 natural disasters in 2010 killed more than 296,800 people and caused about $110 billion in damages.


    GALLERY: A year after the Haiti quake

    Margareta Wahlstrom, the U.N. special envoy for disasters, said it's critical for local governments to use climate information in urban planning.

    Weather patterns El Nino and La Nina, which can trigger heavy rains and volatile weather conditions, are expected to linger for the next 25 years, the World Meteorological Organization predicts.

    Wahlstrom said weather-related disasters are likely to rise because of complications tied to global climate change. A heat wave during the summer caused more than 50,000 fatalities in Russia and the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti killed more than 222,000



    Read more: Weather disasters likely to rise - UPI.com
     
  2. Ernie S.
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    I predict that hundreds of weather related records will be broken this year. With literally thousands of records, it's a statistical certainty.
     
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    What do you think weather has to do with Earthquakes?
     
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    Nothing at all. However, what we have seen in Australia, Sri Lanka, Columbia, and the US thus far is pretty indictutive of an active year.
     
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    Then why does your link contain a comment about earthquakes? Is it because you are a complete idiot?
     
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    yuk.......yuk............

    What do I love best about this forum?

    Old Rocks, Chris and all the other hyper-nuts fall all over themselves posting up these threads of bogus by the dozens and the things get blown up within 3 or 4 posts.............YET............they keep blowing themselves up day after day.


    Ernie bro...........I laughed my balls off when I read your post!!!:coffee:
     
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    Quantum.........Rocks was right on board when the nuts were blaming the Japan quake on global warming.
     
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    Weather forecast for tonight: dark. Continued dark overnight, with widely scattered light by morning.
    George Carlin
    US comedian and actor (1937 - 2008)
     
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    Well, my little idiot child, it mentiioned natural disasters in the last two years. And that just happened to include earthquakes. There was nothing in the passing referance to the earthquakes to tie them to weather.
     
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    Was he? He is even dumber than I thought.
     

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