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Drought and heat wave lead to devastating fires in a situation Chilean president calls "extreme vulnerability"
More than 100 bush fires have broken out in southern Australia in the past 48 hours, stretching emergency crews to the limit.
Temperatures have risen to 40C (104F) sparking a wave of fires in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.
Masters: “It Is Very Likely That This Has Been the Driest First Week of January in U.S. Recorded History”
By Climate Guest Blogger on Jan 7, 2012 at 2:09 pm
Remarkably Dry and Warm Winter Due to “Most Extreme Configuration of the Jet Stream Ever Recorded”
by Jeff Masters, reposted from WunderBlog
Flowers are sprouting in January in New Hampshire, the Sierra Mountains in California are nearly snow-free, and lakes in much of Michigan still have not frozen.
It’s 2012, and the new year is ringing in another ridiculously wacky winter for the U.S. In Fargo, North Dakota [Thursday], the mercury soared to 55°F, breaking a 1908 record for warmest January day in recorded history. More than 99% of North Dakota had no snow on the ground this morning, and over 95% of the country that normally has snow at this time of year had below-average snow cover.
2011 was driest year on record for Texas, second hottest
Graph of the Day: Projected Soil Moisture Anomalies, 2046-2100
He's been losing it quickly. The stress of Peak Oil and the long wait manifests in many ways. Maybe it is time for an intervention?dohboi wrote:What a deep embarrassment it is to have such posters on this site.
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