Extreme temperatures of 2011: 7 national all-time heat records; 1 cold record

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 4:14 PM GMT on January 13, 2012

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The year 2011 was the tenth warmest year on record for the globe, but the warmest year on record when a La Niña event was present (Ricky Rood has a discussion of this in his lastest post.) Seven nations and one territory broke all-time hottest temperature records. This is a far cry from 2010 (which tied for the warmest year on record), when twenty nations (plus one UK territory) set all-time hottest temperature records. One all-time coldest temperature record was set in 2011; this was the first time since 2009 one of these records was set. The all-time cold record occurred in Zambia, which ironically also set an all-time hottest temperature record in 2011. Here, then, are the most most notable extreme temperatures globally in 2011, courtesy of weather records researcher Maximiliano Herrera:

Hottest temperature in the world in 2011: 53.3°C (127.9°F) in Mitrabah, Kuwait, August 3
Coldest temperature in the world in 2011: -80.2°C (-112.4°F) at Dome Fuji, Antarctica, September 18
Hottest temperature in the Southern Hemisphere: 49.4°C (120.9°F) at Roebourne, Australia, on December 21
Coldest temperature in the Northern Hemisphere: -67.2°C (-89°F) at Summit, Greenland, March 18. This is also the coldest March temperature ever recorded in the Northern Hemisphere.
Hottest undisputed 24-hour minimum temperature in world history: A minimum temperature of 41.7°C (107°F) measured at Khasab Airport in Oman on June 27


Figure 1. Seven countries and one territory set all-time hottest temperature records in 2011, and one nation set an all-time coldest temperature record. Image credit: Ilissa Ocko, Princeton University.

New country hottest temperature records set in 2011
Iraq recorded its hottest temperature on record on August 3, 2011 in Tallil (Ali military airbase), when the mercury hit 53°C (127.4°F). The previous record was 52.3°C recorded at Diwanya FOB airbase a few days before.

Armenia recorded its hottest temperature on record on July 31 in Meghri, when the mercury hit 43.7°C (110.7°F). The previous record was 43.1°C in Meghri on July 17, 2005.

Iran recorded its hottest temperature in its history on July 28, 2011, when the mercury hit 53°C (127.4°F) at Dehloran. The previous previous record was set just one day earlier at Omidieh and Shoshtar, when the mercury hit 52.6°C (126.6°F). Older hotter temperatures have been measured in Iran using automated stations, but these temperatures have been found to be overestimated.

Kuwait recorded its hottest temperature on record on August 3, 2011, when the mercury hit 53.3°C (127.9°F) at Mitrabah. The previous record was 53.1°C in Sulaibiya on June 15, 2010. The Kuwait Meteorological Center confirmed the reading as authentic, though the temperature sensor had problems between 2009 and July 2010. Some temperatures as high as 53.5°C measured at the Kuwait City Airport during 2011 were in error. The 53.3°C (127.9°F) at Mitrabah thus represents:

1) The hottest temperature measured on Earth in 2011
2) New official national record for Kuwait
3) Second highest (undisputed) temperature ever recorded in Asia
4) Highest temperature ever recorded in an Arabic country
5) Third hottest location in the planet together with Lake Havasu City, AZ (after Death
Valley, CA and Moenjodaro, Pakistan)
6) A new world record for August

China broke its national heat record for both uninhabited and inhabited locations on July 14, 2011, when the temperature soared to 50.2°C (122.4°F) at a automatic station near Adyngkol Lake (just south of Turfan), and 49.4°C (120.9°F) at the town of Tuyoq. A higher reading of 50.7°C at Aydingkol Mirabilite on 23 July 1986 has not been verified as official by the Chinese.

Republic of the Congo set a new all-time extreme heat record on March 8, 2011, when the temperature hit 39.2°C (102.6°F) at M'Pouya. Congo's previous all-time hottest temperature was 39.0°C (102.2°F) at Impfondo on May 14, 2005.

Zambia set an all-time national heat record of 109.0°F (42.8°C) at Mfuwe, on October 26, 2011, breaking the previous national record of 108.1°F (42.3°C) also set at Mfuwe, on November 17, 2010. A no longer functioning station at Lusitu, Zambia measured a higher temperature in November 1990, but surrounding stations were all about 10°C cooler, so the Lusitu 1990 reading is considered unreliable.

The French Southern and Antarctic Lands Territory tied its all-time hottest temperature record when Europa Island recorded 35.6°C (96.1°F) on November 12, 2011. The previous record was set at Juan de Nova Island on March 31, 1997.

New country coldest temperature records set in 2011
For the first time since 2009, a new national extreme cold temperature record was set. Zambia set an all-time national cold record of -9°C (16°F) at Choma on June 27, 2011, breaking the previous national record of -8°C (18°F), set on July 10, 1898, at Nalisa Western Province.

Special mention:
Russia had its hottest temperature on record at a regular synoptic reporting staion on July 30, 2011, when the mercury hit 44.3°C (111.7°F) at Divnoe in Russia's Kalmykia Republic. Three hotter temperatures have been recorded at automated stations: 45.4°C in 2010 at a hydrological station at Utta, plus readings of 45°C at El'ton and 44.5°C at Verhjnky Baskunkak in August 1940.

Weather records researcher Maximiliano Herrera is the primary source of the weather records listed here and has worked tremendously hard to research them. He maintains a comprehensive list of extreme temperature records for every nation in the world on his website. If you reproduce this list of extremes, please cite Maximiliano Herrera as the primary source of the weather records.

Other posts looking back at the remarkable weather events of 2011
U.S. weather in 2011: unprecedented rains and wet/dry extremes
Top ten global weather events of 2011
2011: Year of the Tornado
Deadliest weather disaster of 2011: the East African drought
Tropical Storm Lee's flood in Binghamton: was global warming the final straw?
Wettest year on record in Philadelphia; 2011 sets record for wet/dry extremes in U.S.
Hurricane Irene: New York City dodges a potential storm surge mega-disaster


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Have a great weekend everyone, and I'll be back Monday with a new post.

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Quoting washingtonian115:
It might just be a coicodence.But leap years are usually bad for the U.S.So we'll see how this one goes.


Technically speaking from a historical view, the US gets hit by 1 hurricane a year, and a MH once every 2-3 years. So, I believe that the past few years of silence has really shrouded the norm in the US, and a year like 2005 again would be even worse due to the lack of fear.
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Quoting nymore:
Eastern North America and northern Eurasia is a pretty big region. It has been cooling in the winter since 1988 which goes against the models and the current theory of AGW


No, actually it doesn't. As a matter of fact, Dr. M has posted multiple entries(with references) about the warm arctic/cold continents pattern that can occur as a result of increasing temperatures/decreasing snow ice cover.

Global warming does NOT mean everywhere gets warmer. It means the global average temperature will get warmer. How that energy gets distributed around the globe not only depends on climate, but also on the dominate weather patterns. Climate models do not predict weather, only climate. They are not the same thing.

The winter's have not be cooling since 1988. There isn't a single verified data set that suggests this (and there are several open to the public).
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
I think that the USA will be hit hard, potentially many times, this upcoming hurricane season.

Hopefully that won't be the case, but who do you think is gonna get the brunt of it?
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I think that the USA will be hit hard, potentially many times, this upcoming hurricane season.
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Quoting KoritheMan:


I noticed the same thing, but I haven't done enough research on the topic to draw a correlation.

History seems to dictate they are way overdue for a major though.
It might just be a coicodence.But leap years are usually bad for the U.S.So we'll see how this one goes.
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Quoting bappit:

Global climate change is not the same as regional climate change. You are really distorting the issue and ignoring what I already quoted from the Live Science interview.

Quoting one of the authors:

"In my mind, there is no doubt that the globe is getting warmer and this will favor warmer temperatures in all seasons and in all locations," said study leader Judah Cohen. "However, I do think that the increasing trend in snow cover has led to regional cooling as discussed in the paper and I see no reason why this won't continue into the near future."
Have you read the study? I bet you just read Live Science
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Quoting nymore:
Well They are the ones who say the data shows it has been cooling since 1988 and contradicts what the current theory and models say should be happening. Here is an novel idea read the study

Global climate change is not the same as regional climate change. You are really distorting the issue and ignoring what I already quoted from the Live Science interview.

Quoting one of the authors:

"In my mind, there is no doubt that the globe is getting warmer and this will favor warmer temperatures in all seasons and in all locations," said study leader Judah Cohen. "However, I do think that the increasing trend in snow cover has led to regional cooling as discussed in the paper and I see no reason why this won't continue into the near future."
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Quoting washingtonian115:
You should read post 41.Found out some interesting things.


I noticed the same thing, but I haven't done enough research on the topic to draw a correlation.

History seems to dictate they are way overdue for a major though.
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Quoting bappit:

So they don't have much on which to hang a statement like:

"If you read the actual study it proves a problem for the current theory of AGWT. It also proves current climate models wrong and this winter proves the theory written about in Live Science wrong. The data shows many problems for climate scientists. IOW they have no idea how this thing (climate) really works"
Well They are the ones who say the data shows it has been cooling since 1988 and contradicts what the current theory and models say should be happening. Here is an novel idea read the study
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Quoting nymore:
When asked why their theory did not work this year Judah said that point was elusive. Don't forget that part

So they don't have much on which to hang a statement like:

"If you read the actual study it proves a problem for the current theory of AGWT. It also proves current climate models wrong and this winter proves the theory written about in Live Science wrong. The data shows many problems for climate scientists. IOW they have no idea how this thing (climate) really works"
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Quoting KoritheMan:
I just want to say, it feels rather elating to have the NHC's official reports compliment my own. For example, I noticed they released Maria's report today, and claimed that at one point, she had degenerated into a tropical wave as her circulation lost definition. I said the same thing in my own report.

And when they released Greg's report, it was almost word for word.

Not trying to be brag. Well, maybe I am. Just a little. But oh well.
You should read post 41.Found out some interesting things.
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Updated my radar's color tables and background...Joplin tornado at peak devastation:


(Click to enlarge)

This is NROT (Normalized Rotation) at the time; it's basically another tool used to measure rotation. It hits the top of the scale at this time, literally.


(Click to enlarge)
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Cold week ahead of me...44 tomorrow, 46 sunday and 51 monday with a windspeed of 5-12mph each day :D
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I just want to say, it feels rather elating to have the NHC's official reports compliment my own. For example, I noticed they released Maria's report today, and claimed that at one point, she had degenerated into a tropical wave as her circulation lost definition. I said the same thing in my own report.

And when they released Greg's report, it was almost word for word.

Not trying to be brag. Well, maybe I am. Just a little. But oh well.
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Quoting bappit:
#67 Quoting one of the authors:

"In my mind, there is no doubt that the globe is getting warmer and this will favor warmer temperatures in all seasons and in all locations," said study leader Judah Cohen. "However, I do think that the increasing trend in snow cover has led to regional cooling as discussed in the paper and I see no reason why this won't continue into the near future."

#69 The Arctic Oscillation is not a regional phenomenon. So I think if the authors are saying they are describing a regional phenomenon and one that affects the Arctic Oscillation, then they are trying to have it both ways.

I offered the Live Science link only because it offered additional info. What I think about the science really does not matter, but I can recognize imminent hysteria when I see it, i.e.:

"If you read the actual study it proves a problem for the current theory of AGWT. It also proves current climate models wrong and this winter proves the theory written about in Live Science wrong. The data shows many problems for climate scientists. IOW they have no idea how this thing (climate) really works"

Baloney.
When asked why their theory did not work this year Judah said that point was elusive. Don't forget that part
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Quoting ScottLincoln:


Deducing regional climate changes from computer models has always had much more uncertainty than globally-averaged temperature forecasts. As such, your conclusions are not supported by the article you cite, and insinuations about climate change due to the enhanced greenhouse effect are quite a stretch.



For a several week period during the late fall and early winter, it was. Scientific understanding of the Arctic Oscillation indicates that it may have been connected to the warmer-than-average start to winter in portions of North America.

Nothing in the research discussed suggests that the AO will not have periods in positive territory.
Eastern North America and northern Eurasia is a pretty big region. It has been cooling in the winter since 1988 which goes against the models and the current theory of AGW
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77. Skyepony (Mod)
Kerry Emanuel received a fury of hate & his wife threatened after he spoke in this..(he's in ~4min mark).

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#67 Quoting one of the authors:

"In my mind, there is no doubt that the globe is getting warmer and this will favor warmer temperatures in all seasons and in all locations," said study leader Judah Cohen. "However, I do think that the increasing trend in snow cover has led to regional cooling as discussed in the paper and I see no reason why this won't continue into the near future."

#69 The Arctic Oscillation is not a regional phenomenon. So I think if the authors are saying they are describing a regional phenomenon and one that affects the Arctic Oscillation, then they are trying to have it both ways.

I offered the Live Science link only because it offered additional info. What I think about the science really does not matter, but I can recognize imminent hysteria when I see it, i.e.:

"If you read the actual study it proves a problem for the current theory of AGWT. It also proves current climate models wrong and this winter proves the theory written about in Live Science wrong. The data shows many problems for climate scientists. IOW they have no idea how this thing (climate) really works"

Baloney.
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Quoting nymore:
If you read the actual study it proves a problem for the current theory of AGWT. It also proves current climate models wrong and this winter proves the theory written about in Live Science wrong. The data shows many problems for climate scientists. IOW they have no idea how this thing (climate) really works


Deducing regional climate changes from computer models has always had much more uncertainty than globally-averaged temperature forecasts. As such, your conclusions are not supported by the article you cite, and insinuations about climate change due to the enhanced greenhouse effect are quite a stretch.

Quoting 47n91w:


I thought the AO has been in the positive phase.



For a several week period during the late fall and early winter, it was. Scientific understanding of the Arctic Oscillation indicates that it may have been connected to the warmer-than-average start to winter in portions of North America.

Nothing in the research discussed suggests that the AO will not have periods in positive territory.
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73. Skyepony (Mod)
Following the vapor..here's another recent paper on Water vapor intrusions into the High Arctic during winter.


Key Points

* Water vapor intrusions into the High Arctic are frequent in the winter
* Intrusions have a complicated vertical structure which can reach the surface
* Intrusions have a significant surface radiative impact

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Quoting bappit:
Here's the Live Science article on the same study.

"This warmer atmosphere, combined with melting sea ice, allows the Arctic atmosphere to hold more moisture and increases the likelihood of precipitation over areas to the south, which, in the freezing temperatures, would fall as snow. Indeed, the researchers' observations showed that the average snow coverage in Eurasia has increased over the past two decades.

"They believe the increased snow cover has an intricate effect on the Arctic Oscillation — an atmospheric pressure pattern in the mid- to high-latitudes — causing it to remain in the "negative phase.""


I thought the AO has been in the positive phase.

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71. Skyepony (Mod)
Quoting SPLbeater:


definately the remnants of Chanda. needs convection :D


Not a total reprise but some Chanda..amazing how much dry air it's dealt with. 2 day flash movie.
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Quoting bappit:
Getting your exercise by jumping to conclusions, I see.
No just using the study here is the link read it for yourself Link
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Quoting bappit:
Here's the Live Science article on the same study.

"This warmer atmosphere, combined with melting sea ice, allows the Arctic atmosphere to hold more moisture and increases the likelihood of precipitation over areas to the south, which, in the freezing temperatures, would fall as snow. Indeed, the researchers' observations showed that the average snow coverage in Eurasia has increased over the past two decades.

"They believe the increased snow cover has an intricate effect on the Arctic Oscillation %u2014 an atmospheric pressure pattern in the mid- to high-latitudes %u2014 causing it to remain in the "negative phase.""


I think the effect that made the NAO so neg was the low seas ice anomaly in the Hudson Bay, Baffin & Newfoundland Sea areas. Polar vortex doesn't slide so well over these open waters & slings southward. I saw a few papers that were more detailed in this direction about this than the Live Science one & this makes sense..This year the area south of the low sea ice has been Europe & they have been nailed with winter weather. This in turn has made the NAO mostly positive. I think it's more the sea ice anomalies controlling the NAO than warm arctic summer causing a neg NAO (this year contradicts the latter completely). When sea ice & snow cover increases in Eurasia, the Hudson & such has been late to freeze.. but this year the anomalies are rearranged different despite the warm Arctic summer, yet like the last few years...the area nailed south of the Arctic is the one south of the area lacking in ice.
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Getting your exercise by jumping to conclusions, I see.
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Quoting bappit:
Here's the Live Science article on the same study.

"This warmer atmosphere, combined with melting sea ice, allows the Arctic atmosphere to hold more moisture and increases the likelihood of precipitation over areas to the south, which, in the freezing temperatures, would fall as snow. Indeed, the researchers' observations showed that the average snow coverage in Eurasia has increased over the past two decades.

"They believe the increased snow cover has an intricate effect on the Arctic Oscillation — an atmospheric pressure pattern in the mid- to high-latitudes — causing it to remain in the "negative phase.""
If you read the actual study it proves a problem for the current theory of AGWT. It also proves current climate models wrong and this winter proves the theory written about in Live Science wrong. The data shows many problems for climate scientists. IOW they have no idea how this thing (climate) really works
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66. Skyepony (Mod)
Moderate Hailstorm in Nepal. Damaged veggie & mustard seed crop.
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Quoting Skyepony:


The sea ice anomaly in that area~ Bering Sea is incredibly high..


That grow so incredibly high.
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Here's the Live Science article on the same study.

"This warmer atmosphere, combined with melting sea ice, allows the Arctic atmosphere to hold more moisture and increases the likelihood of precipitation over areas to the south, which, in the freezing temperatures, would fall as snow. Indeed, the researchers' observations showed that the average snow coverage in Eurasia has increased over the past two decades.

"They believe the increased snow cover has an intricate effect on the Arctic Oscillation — an atmospheric pressure pattern in the mid- to high-latitudes — causing it to remain in the "negative phase.""
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63. Skyepony (Mod)
Quoting ShenValleyFlyFish:
From the BBC:
13 January 2012 Last updated at 17:04 ET

Alaska winter: Russian tanker reaches ice-bound Nome


The sea ice anomaly in that area~ Bering Sea is incredibly high..



The opposite side of the Arctic, Kara & Barents Sea are really below.

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Quoting Xyrus2000:


La Nina is "little girl". So she isn't strutting here womanly stuff unless she's one of those poor little scarred-for-life/mommy-has-serious-issues "Beauty Pageant" kids.

And I certainly don't understand wemon. What is that, some sort of wheat-lemon hybrid?
As someone said earlier "weman" are strange creatures.Lol.I'm sure la Nina is out of her girl stage since she has been around since well the oceans were made.
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From the BBC:
13 January 2012 Last updated at 17:04 ET

Alaska winter: Russian tanker reaches ice-bound Nome
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18. calder
Thinking on your ideas for potential expansion on the ENSO effects and the etcs.
One thing that has been of interest for the last 2 seasons is the virtual lack of landfalls on the North American mainlands, added to this is the tendency especially in 2010 for the hurricanes to follow a north easterly direction into the area of Greenland/Iceland
Given the heat transference powers of hurricanes and their residual storms this may be having an increasing warming effect on the more northern icy latitudes.
My point is that if one area doesn't get the effects, then another does, as the effects have to be applied somewhere!
Good luck with whatever you chose to do.
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Quoting RitaEvac:
Sticks and Stones may break my bones...but Numbers will never hurt


I predict large numbers of climate-generated "sticks and stones" in your future, assuming you live much longer. I'd even kinda see some justice in that, were it not for all the non-deniers who'll get hammered.

But just think, should you survive for a while and there's still an internet, maybe you'll be able to change your handle to *Evac.
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Quoting sar2401:


Where might this video be found?
On YouTube.
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Quoting aspectre:

If I had your excuse, I'd be investigating the proposition that cold winters are tied to Arctic summers. Not saying whether it's true or not...
...but the news article makes it appear that the study's authors are claiming that a mild signal of correlation is a proof of linkage. But then, the news media ain't exactly dependable when it comes to their science reporting.


For years I have contended that anyone purporting to be a science reporter be required to have "Correlation is not causality!" tattooed on the back of both hands.
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definately the remnants of Chanda. needs convection :D
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55. Skyepony (Mod)
Calder~ I suggest including global cyclone trends according to ENSO, go beyond the Atlantic..


Nice MODIS earlier of the new invest 93S. It's off SE Madagascar. Looks like there might be some Chanda in there.

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47 Patrap "...Chinese iPhone 4S launch turns into egg-throwing melee..."

There's gotta be more to this. Hard to picture a crowd waitin' in line for a sales event carryin' eggs as ammo "just in case the store doesn't open on time."
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Quoting washingtonian115:
All La nina was trying to do was show her womenly charm and this is how you guys re-pay her by bringing her to fault about every bad weather event in 011.PPPSSSS ROTFLMFAO!!!.Sometimes she could of been having her PMS.Don't worry I'm here for ya nina.Us wemon understand each other better than men will ever understand us.(Sarcasm flag on high).(No but I'm serious about the last last sentence.Men will never fully understand wemon and vise versa)


La Nina is "little girl". So she isn't strutting here womanly stuff unless she's one of those poor little scarred-for-life/mommy-has-serious-issues "Beauty Pageant" kids.

And I certainly don't understand wemon. What is that, some sort of wheat-lemon hybrid?
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Quoting sar2401:


Where might this video be found?

Link
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Quoting BeCoolOrBeCastOut:
Put 1984, Brave New World, Blade Runner, Terminator, The Road, Wall-E, Mad Max, Demolition Man, THX 1138, Metropolis, 2001 Space Oddysey and Gattaca together and that's the future we're headed towards if we can't get it turned around in time, Genentech applied foe a patent for humanzees over a decade ago, a slave-race of human-chimp chimeras, the transhumanists plan on having designer cyborg babies with superhuman strengths that can live for over 200 years and whose power can never be challenged.

The multi-generational intentional dumbing down of the masses will continue unabated, and they'll be bred with genes needed only for the specific jobs they were born to do, they're working on isolating the "disobedient" gene and manipulating it to the point where they;ll never even have the urge to question their masters.

The neo-eugenicists that have rebranded themselves with the kinder, gentler label of 'transhumanists' won't have to feel guilty if any of them ever did for enslaving the masses because they'll be a seperate species altogether, as Bertrand Russell said in The Impact of Science on Society back in 1953:

Diet, injections and injunctions will combine, from a very early age, to produce the sort of character and the sort of beliefs that the authorities consider desirable, and any serious criticism of the powers that be will become psychologically impossible. Even if all are miserable, all will believe themselves happy, because the government will tell them that they are so.



http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-48 9653/Human-race-split-different-species.html


I didn't even really read the comment, however, the picture made me laugh :) hahaha
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Quoting washingtonian115:
My friend Micheal Laca uploaded a video called:hurricane kate-Indian Pass Florida-November 21 1985.Nice video


Where might this video be found?
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Quoting aspectre:
18 calder "I'm final year UG in Geophysics and Meteorology at University of Edinburgh and I'm looking to propose a project topic for this coming semester. It's to be about half the length of a dissertation...around 8000 words or so.
Any suggestions?
"

If I had your excuse, I'd be investigating the proposition that cold winters are tied to Arctic summers. Not saying whether it's true or not...
...but the news article makes it appear that the study's authors are claiming that a mild signal of correlation is a proof of linkage. But then, the news media ain't exactly dependable when it comes to their science reporting.


i never listen to the news media cuz they make big deals out of small deals. (Weather Channel is one)
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18 calder "I'm final year UG in Geophysics and Meteorology at University of Edinburgh and I'm looking to propose a project topic for this coming semester. It's to be about half the length of a dissertation...around 8000 words or so.
Any suggestions?
"

If I had your excuse, I'd be investigating the proposition that cold winters are tied to Arctic summers. Not saying whether it's true or not...
...but the news article makes it appear that the study's authors are claiming that a mild signal of correlation is a proof of linkage. But then, the news media ain't exactly dependable when it comes to their science reporting.
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We told you so? Chinese iPhone 4S launch turns into egg-throwing melee
By Jacqui Cheng | Published about 6 hours ago



It's January 13, which means that Chinese iPhone buyers in China should already have new iPhone 4Ss in their grubby little hands. That is not the case, however, due to a disastrous launch day that generated safety issues, forcing Apple to suspend the launch in all of its mainland China stores. As it turns out, our description of the Chinese iPhone launch being a "feeding frenzy" wasn't too far off.
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Quoting Jeff9614:


I'm afraid to say we are not. You people act like its the end of the world. ITS NOT. Go out, see the world, enjoy it. Stop sitting at your computer screen waiting for Dr Masters to put a new blog up so you can be the 1st or 2nd to comment. Time to get a life! Make it your New Years Resolution!


Nope, that would be the greedy, evil, consumptive, non
PC, un-green, anti-occupy thing to do.


This might an option if you drive in smart car.

One more green lodging option very much worth mentioning is 1 Hotel & Residences - It won’t be opening until 2010, but when it does open, it will rival the Orchard Garden in San Francisco as the nation’s premier uber-green hotel.

Read more: http://www.uptake.com/blog/lodging/green-lodging-n ew-york_523.html#ixzz1jNTOfgXd
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Quoting BeCoolOrBeCastOut:
Put 1984, Brave New World, Blade Runner, Terminator, The Road, Wall-E, Mad Max, Demolition Man, THX 1138, Metropolis, 2001 Space Oddysey and Gattaca together and that's the future we're headed towards if we can't get it turned around in time, Genentech applied foe a patent for humanzees over a decade ago, a slave-race of human-chimp chimeras, the transhumanists plan on having designer cyborg babies with superhuman strengths that can live for over 200 years and whose power can never be challenged.

The multi-generational intentional dumbing down of the masses will continue unabated, and they'll be bred with genes needed only for the specific jobs they were born to do, they're working on isolating the "disobedient" gene and manipulating it to the point where they;ll never even have the urge to question their masters.

The neo-eugenicists that have rebranded themselves with the kinder, gentler label of 'transhumanists' won't have to feel guilty if any of them ever did for enslaving the masses because they'll be a seperate species altogether, as Bertrand Russell said in The Impact of Science on Society back in 1953:

Diet, injections and injunctions will combine, from a very early age, to produce the sort of character and the sort of beliefs that the authorities consider desirable, and any serious criticism of the powers that be will become psychologically impossible. Even if all are miserable, all will believe themselves happy, because the government will tell them that they are so.



http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-48 9653/Human-race-split-different-species.html


Go to http://wikibin.org/articles/oliver-curry.html and read what the real story is behind this "research" is before you get too excited about wondering if you'll be in the ruling class. :)
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Quoting ShenValleyFlyFish:


Oh the irony.

Not to mention the irony of the people plusing the post.
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Quoting allancalderini:

Actually its interesting she regain tropical storm intensity North of the Bahamas and Irwin TCR is out


Irwin is now a category 2 hurricane.
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