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Britain bakes, Europe burns. Is this proof of global warming?
Independent.co.uk ^

Posted on 08/05/2003 8:01:37 PM PDT by StatesEnemy

If it isn't proof of global warming at last, it certainly looks like it. As much of Europe burns like a furnace and rivers run dry across the continent, Britain is bracing itself for its own record temperature.

Sometime tomorrow, in southern England or the Midlands, the mercury in the thermometer may pass 37.1C, which became the national record when registered in Cheltenham on 3 August 1990. That centigrade peak translates as 98.8 Fahrenheit, so the remarkable figure for Britain of 99 or even 100F- is on the cards.

"We reckon there's a 20 per cent chance it will happen, but in any case it's going to get very very close," said Andy Yeatman of the Met Office.

A record would be hugely significant - a three-figure Fahrenheit temperature for the UK would be breaking psychological as well as new meteorological ground as it would give many people for the first time the perception that global warning is a real, not a theoretical phenomenon - and that it is happening to them.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: environment; europe; global; globalwarming; globalwhining; kyoto; warming
Get ready for more anti-merkin backlash - Global Warming has already been equated with a 'Weapon of Mass Destruction'
1 posted on 08/05/2003 8:01:38 PM PDT by StatesEnemy
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To: StatesEnemy
"Britain bakes, Europe burns. Is this proof of global warming?"

Nope. Just payback. It's cool this summer in North Dakota, God's country from whence military men set forth.

2 posted on 08/05/2003 8:20:08 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie ("Leave Pat, Leave!")
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To: Brad Cloven
I don't know...Alaska hit record highs..now this...it's weird.
3 posted on 08/05/2003 8:21:02 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: Hildy
Florida's forests have burned for the last few years now... I figure this nice wet weather we are now having is WAY overdue. Wish we could get a few years of this.
4 posted on 08/05/2003 8:29:00 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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To: StatesEnemy
It ain't proof of "human caused" global warming.
5 posted on 08/05/2003 8:29:20 PM PDT by Let's Roll (And those that cried Appease! Appease! are hanged by those they tried to please!")
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To: StatesEnemy
Its rained like crazy this year in northern Arkansas. Very strange for July and August. Based on this single datapoint I must conclude that we are about to have an epochal flood.
6 posted on 08/05/2003 8:34:15 PM PDT by Arkinsaw
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To: Arkinsaw
rainy, misty, cool, continous metallic-looking dark clouds for days on end. highly unusual for what are typically the dog-days of August here in Maine. the drought of the past few years is finally over!
7 posted on 08/05/2003 8:36:43 PM PDT by jed turtle (Trust in the Lord and acknowledge Him in all your ways)
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To: jed turtle
Saw on the Weather channel that this is one of the coolist summers on record for Atlanta. In fact it is on track to break the record for the coolist summer. Parley
8 posted on 08/05/2003 8:42:51 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Arkinsaw
Rained like crazy here in the North East during Mar, Apr, May and June - I'm not building an Ark.

But if the weather in Europe continues to be 'abnormal' - by human cause, or natural cycle - America is going to be blamed.

That's my point.

9 posted on 08/05/2003 8:43:10 PM PDT by StatesEnemy
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To: Arkinsaw
"Its rained like crazy this year in northern Arkansas. Very strange for July and August. Based on this single datapoint I must conclude that we are about to have an epochal flood."

We've had the wettest July here in Mobile since they began keeping records. This is our first year out of a four year dought too.

10 posted on 08/05/2003 8:49:14 PM PDT by blam
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To: StatesEnemy
This is one of the mildest summers I've ever experienced. Of course, it's all President Bush's fault.
11 posted on 08/05/2003 8:51:05 PM PDT by AF68
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To: Parley Baer
Not only is it the coolest Atlanta summer I can remember in the last 11 years, but it won't stop raining either. But excessive rain is "sign" of global warming, I guess we are screwed.
12 posted on 08/05/2003 8:52:56 PM PDT by CaptainTrips (Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.)
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To: StatesEnemy
Hah! I have no sympathy for them. It's been miserably hot in AZ, even worse than usual. Our monsoon season was late, but on the plus side, we've had a few heavy rains in my area, so we are up to our yearly average in rainfall. Very good news, since we've been in a drought for 5 years. Too bad the rain didn't hit before half of our forest burned down. Mainly caused by stupid humans, of course.

Ve muscht exschterminate zese humans, ve muscht schtop zis global varming!

13 posted on 08/05/2003 9:16:09 PM PDT by FlyVet
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To: StatesEnemy
Not Global Warming in pagan Europe - just a foretaste of Hell.
14 posted on 08/05/2003 9:19:03 PM PDT by Malesherbes
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To: StatesEnemy
Burn Europe down. The midwest is having a cool spell.
15 posted on 08/05/2003 9:21:51 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: StatesEnemy
I hope it rains chicken crap!
16 posted on 08/05/2003 9:22:05 PM PDT by Cold Heat (Negotiate!! .............(((Blam!.)))........... "Now who else wants to negotiate?")
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To: StatesEnemy
Global Warming has already been equated with a 'Weapon of Mass Destruction'

Except that there doesn't seem to be much clamor from the media for proof of the existence of global warming.

17 posted on 08/05/2003 9:24:09 PM PDT by P.O.E.
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To: StatesEnemy
Britain bakes, Europe burns. Is this proof of global warming?

It's proof it's summertime. Let me venture a guess - I'm not a professional meteorologist, so I might be wrong, but I'm guessing it'll be much colder in January. OK, call me crazy...

18 posted on 08/05/2003 9:29:15 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: StatesEnemy
We've had warmer than normal winters and cooler than normal summers here in the north GA mountains for the past few years. My recording thermometer hasn't seen 85 yet this year, and today's high was 79. OK, I admit we went below zero a couple of days in February, but on average last winter was warmer than usual.

If this is the global warming the eco-freaks are worried about bring it on, I love it. Here's an idea. Maybe if we took those catalytic converters off our cars and went back to Freon in our fridges and A/C units the weather would get even better. And just think how nice it might get if we went back to burning dirty coal in our furnaces and electric generating plants. It just might turn out that air pollution is really the key to a more temperate climate.

19 posted on 08/05/2003 9:31:32 PM PDT by epow
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To: Billthedrill
Reminds me of George Carlin's Hippy-Dippy Weatherman who forcasted "darkness in the early evening, followed by continuing darkness through the night, then scattered light towards morning".
20 posted on 08/05/2003 11:02:27 PM PDT by AF68
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To: Parley Baer
Yep. I just commented to my friend that we hadn't had a single day over about 93 degrees here in the outskirts of Atlanta, and most days are below 87. Enough rain for a rainforest. Very weird stuff.
21 posted on 08/05/2003 11:06:56 PM PDT by Politicalmom
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To: StatesEnemy
No, The Anti Christ has relocated to the EU, where he feels right at home.
22 posted on 08/05/2003 11:08:20 PM PDT by TheEaglehasLanded
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To: AF68
"This is Al Sleet, your hippy-dippy weatherman. Our Eagle-Eye Weather Radar shows a line of thunderstorms coming in over the Canadian border. Our Eagle-Eye Weather Radar also shows a line of Russian ICBM's coming in over the Canadian border, so if I were you, I wouldn't sweat the thunderstorms...."

23 posted on 08/05/2003 11:15:00 PM PDT by scott7278 ("If I'm not back by dawn -- call the president.")
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To: TheEaglehasLanded
Too bad the alien hunters from the movie "Predator" aren't roaming around steamy Europe, collecting the trophy skulls of the EU elites.
24 posted on 08/05/2003 11:17:51 PM PDT by AF68
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To: StatesEnemy
Current San Francisco weather report:

Mornings cold, breezy, and foggy turning into scattered clouds in the afternoon, and back to cold, breezy, and foggy in the early evening.

Same as usual, 24/7/365.

25 posted on 08/05/2003 11:22:10 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: StatesEnemy
... record would be hugely significant - a three-figure Fahrenheit temperature for the UK would be breaking psychological as well as new meteorological ground as it would give many people for the first time the perception that global warning is a real, not a theoretical phenomenon

Well, they signed that sooper dooper "Kyoto Agreement" wich supposedly was fixing all this "global warming issue". What gives?

Could it be that "Mother Nature" is taking its course as intended and does not give a hoot about any "kyoto" agreements?

26 posted on 08/05/2003 11:31:55 PM PDT by danmar ("The two most common elements in the Universe is Hydrogen and Stupidity" Albert Einstein)
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