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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Quoting presslord:
Dear Lord....if you'll give us back Janis Joplin...you can have this as a tradeLink
Not even close value. Trying to con the Lord? Not going to look good on Judgment Day.
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looks like theres been a little spike i would say
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Looks like people are getting back to arguing again about GW.Um bye till tomorrow.
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Quoting Skeptic33:


yawn...

http://westernfrontonline.net/news/14141-qaa-west ern-professor-doubts-global-warming

http://climatequotes.com/2011/02/10/study-claimin g-97-of-climate-scientists-agree-is-flawed/

You're even worse than Bible thumpers...


No point in even reading past of the first sentences...

"He believes the Earth is currently in a cooling period."

That, my friend, perfectly illustrates the difference between "belief" and scientific understanding found by analyzing real life data and evidence.
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Quoting SPLbeater:


i get tired of non-weather related news articles.

This is more of a disaster blog than a purely weather blog. Global warming is a slow-motion disaster. Tsunami's seem to move in slow motion because they are so large (the jumbo jet effect). Tornadoes come and go pretty quickly. Earthquakes are downright freaky--though the compression waves allow some warning time before the really bad shear waves arrive, unless you are are near the epicenter.

Boats running aground and listing over. Satellites falling from orbit. Solar storms. Tropical storms. See a trend?

Here is perhaps another disaster ... from a news article titled "Americans make up half of the world's richest 1%".

"The true global middle class, falls far short of owning a home, having a car in a driveway, saving for retirement and sending their kids to college. In fact, people at the world's true middle -- as defined by median income -- live on just $1,225 a year. (And, yes, Milanovic's numbers are adjusted to account for different costs of living across the globe.)

"In the grand scheme of things, even the poorest 5% of Americans are better off financially than two thirds of the entire world."

Here's a picture and the caption below it from the article.



"It only takes $34,000 per person [per year] to be amid the richest 1% of people in the world."
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Quoting sunlinepr:

© Wayne-England
Comet Lovejoy at sunrise on Dec. 25, 2011. Wayne England took the picture from Poocher Swamp, west of Bordertown, South Australia.


Nice ...
that would be the Southern Cross tipped on it's side above and to the right of the tree.
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485. DDR
La nina is keeping us very wet here Trinidad,off and on showers,were supposed to drying out but the opposite seems to be happening.
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Anybody ever invested in some equipment from Downeaster? Link

Great quality stuff, I really really want a barometer
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Quoting SPLbeater:


i get tired of non-weather related news articles. Wunderground serves as sort of a place i can get away from all that. your comments give me a visual of a guy looking at some kids observing ants saying "move along nothing to see here" LOL
actually i use it in parody for that is the most use wording to describe alot of strange happenings the last year or so as if they were speaking to school age children when trying to give a reason to explain strange events as of late
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Quoting Ameister12:
Really cool radar picture I found of a supercell with 3 TVS.


dude...that is a nightmare. I see one supercell to the north and one below it with the bottom 2 tornados.
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
move along nothing to see here just fireworks during births


i get tired of non-weather related news articles. Wunderground serves as sort of a place i can get away from all that. your comments give me a visual of a guy looking at some kids observing ants saying "move along nothing to see here" LOL
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Quoting Skeptic33:


Not really since Al Gore, etc got involved. It's all about $$$...

Keep up with actual facts, not what Al Gore and his butt buddies say so.

What do they say? btw. AG brought us the internet
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Florida watch your back this season.May have a surprise comming for ya.And no this is not a doom,and gloom post.
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Really cool radar picture I found of a supercell with 3 TVS.
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Below is the 6 Hour and 3-Day X-Ray Flux plots that updates every 1 and 5 minutes respectivly.
6 Hour Data updated every minute.





Prepared jointly by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA,
Space Weather Prediction Center and the U.S. Air Force.

Updated Jan 15 2200 UTC

Joint USAF/NOAA Report of Solar and Geophysical Activity
SDF Number 015 Issued at 2200Z on 15 Jan 2012

IA. Analysis of Solar Active Regions and Activity from 14/2100Z
to 15/2100Z: Solar activity has been at low levels for the past 24
hours. Region 1401 (N17E60) has been the most productive region,
producing multiple C-class events. The largest event of the period
was C2 x-ray flare from around the west limb near old Region 1391
(N12, L=013). There are currently 9 numbered sunspot regions on the
disk, with Region 1403 (S19E29) being numbered today.

IB. Solar Activity Forecast: Solar activity is expected to be at
low levels with a slight chance for M-class flares for the next
three days (16 - 18 January).

IIA. Geophysical Activity Summary 14/2100Z to 15/2100Z:
The geomagnetic field has been at quiet levels for the past 24 hours.

IIB. Geophysical Activity Forecast: The geomagnetic field is
expected to be at quiet levels on day one (16 January) and increase
to quiet to unsettled levels on days two and three (17 -18 January)
as a coronal hole high speed stream becomes geoeffective.

III. Event Probabilities 16 Jan-18 Jan
Class M 20/20/20
Class X 01/01/01
Proton 01/01/01
PCAF green

IV. Penticton 10.7 cm Flux
Observed 15 Jan 134
Predicted 16 Jan-18 Jan 135/135/135
90 Day Mean 15 Jan 144




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We had surfing lesson conditions today in Domes, Rincon PR...

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a couple of big one's coming about
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472. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
Seychelles Meteorological Services
Tropical Cyclone Advisory #5
DEPRESSION SUBTROPICALE DANDO (06-20112012)
4:00 AM RET January 16 2012
=======================================

At 0:00 AM UTC, Subtropical Depression Dando (994 hPa) located at 26.1S 36.3E has 10 minute sustained winds of 40 knots with gusts of 60 knots. The depression is reported as moving northwest at 13 knots.

Dvorak Intensity: NIL

Gale Force Winds
================
35 NM and 60 NM from the center in the southern semi-circle

Near Gale Force Winds
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60 NM from the center extending up to 100 NM in the southeastern quadrant and up to 130 NM in the southwestern quadrant

Forecast and Intensity
=======================

12 HRS: 24.9S 34.8E - 45 knots (Depression Subtropicale)
24 HRS: 24.0S 33.6E - 20 knots (Depression sur Terre)

Additional Information
======================

Animated satellite pictures show that system intensity seems relatively stationary for the last 6 hours. Convection is still wrapping close to the center but remains quite fluctuating. System still keeps subtropical characteristics. 1934 PM UTC ASCAT swath shows that winds field is still asymmetric enough with strongest winds in the southern part of the system. Clouds tops are relatively warm and maximum winds radius is large. For the next 24 hours, numerical weather prediction models are in good agreement for a northwestward track under the steering influence of the low to mid- level high pressures centered over south of South Africa.

Forecast track has been moved northward in regard of current movement. Consequently, Dando is forecast to make landfall on the coast of the south Mozambique between Chidenguele and Quissico late in the day.

It is possible that system has not reached its maximum intensity, but now intensification window is short before landfall. This afternoon, heavy rains might begin to occur over the south of Mozambique. Strong winds (gusts over 100 km/h) are expected, mainly south of landfall area. Heavy rains should persist 24 to 48 hours
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Big Flares over SA

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Quoting Neapolitan:

"Yawn"? You sleepy?

So, a lifelong climate change denialist is denying climate change? That's quite shocking. I see that the article failed to note that Easterbrook's views were so far removed from the majority of actual climate scientists that the Geology Department at his university had to issue a position statement in opposition of him. () At any rate, Easterbrook's climate predictions have been wrong time and again. For instance, he said back in 2001 that "global cooling" would begin more or less in 2007--yet 2010 was tied for the hottest year ever, and 2011 was the warmest La Nina year ever (La Nina has a short-lived cooling effect).

Yawn, indeed.
yep nothing to see here but heat left over from firing off fireworks move along keep moving close your eyes if ya must
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© Wayne-England
Comet Lovejoy at sunrise on Dec. 25, 2011. Wayne England took the picture from Poocher Swamp, west of Bordertown, South Australia.
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how many days to go pat


lol
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Quoting ILwthrfan:


Those tricky Mayans may of been on to something....


That's the homeophatic effect of the Fukushima Plume.... The more it dilutes the stronger it gets .... we are feeling the effects....

Or is it the placebo effect?

Let me keep on searching on Google...
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Quoting Skeptic33:


yawn...

http://westernfrontonline.net/news/14141-qaa-west ern-professor-doubts-global-warming

http://climatequotes.com/2011/02/10/study-claimin g-97-of-climate-scientists-agree-is-flawed/

You're even worse than Bible thumpers...

"Yawn"? You sleepy?

So, a lifelong climate change denialist is denying climate change? That's quite shocking. I see that the article failed to note that Easterbrook's views were so far removed from the majority of actual climate scientists that the Geology Department at his university had to issue a position statement in opposition of him. () At any rate, Easterbrook's climate predictions have been wrong time and again. For instance, he said back in 2001 that "global cooling" would begin more or less in 2007--yet 2010 was tied for the hottest year ever, and 2011 was the warmest La Nina year ever (La Nina has a short-lived cooling effect).

Yawn, indeed.
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Quoting ILwthrfan:


Those tricky Mayans may of been on to something....


perhaps,perhaps not
either way
we are about to find out
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Quoting sunlinepr:
New Animal Virus Takes Northern Europe by Surprise

Sciencenow.org
Fri, 13 Jan 2012 19:08 CST

Scientists in northern Europe are scrambling to learn more about a new virus that causes fetal malformations and stillbirths in cattle, sheep, and goats. For now, they don't have a clue about the virus's origins or why it's suddenly causing an outbreak; in order to speed up the process, they want to share the virus and protocols for detecting it with anyone interested in studying the disease or developing diagnostic tools and vaccines.

The virus, provisionally named "Schmallenberg virus" after the German town from which the first positive samples came, was detected in November in dairy cows that had shown signs of infection with fever and a drastic reduction in milk production. Now it has also been detected in sheep and goats, and it has shown up at dozens of farms in neighboring Netherlands and in Belgium as well. According to the European Commission's Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health, cases have been detected on 20 farms in Germany, 52 in the Netherlands, and 14 in Belgium. Many more suspected cases are being investigated. "A lot of lambs are stillborn or have serious malformations," Wim van der Poel of the Dutch Central Veterinary Institute in Lelystad says. "This is a serious threat to animal health in Europe."


Link


Those tricky Mayans may of been on to something....
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Quoting sunlinepr:
New Animal Virus Takes Northern Europe by Surprise

Sciencenow.org
Fri, 13 Jan 2012 19:08 CST

Scientists in northern Europe are scrambling to learn more about a new virus that causes fetal malformations and stillbirths in cattle, sheep, and goats. For now, they don't have a clue about the virus's origins or why it's suddenly causing an outbreak; in order to speed up the process, they want to share the virus and protocols for detecting it with anyone interested in studying the disease or developing diagnostic tools and vaccines.

The virus, provisionally named "Schmallenberg virus" after the German town from which the first positive samples came, was detected in November in dairy cows that had shown signs of infection with fever and a drastic reduction in milk production. Now it has also been detected in sheep and goats, and it has shown up at dozens of farms in neighboring Netherlands and in Belgium as well. According to the European Commission's Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health, cases have been detected on 20 farms in Germany, 52 in the Netherlands, and 14 in Belgium. Many more suspected cases are being investigated. "A lot of lambs are stillborn or have serious malformations," Wim van der Poel of the Dutch Central Veterinary Institute in Lelystad says. "This is a serious threat to animal health in Europe."


Link
move along nothing to see here just fireworks during births
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Quoting PlazaRed:
402. sunlinepr,
I don't know from your post here who wrote the editorial?
If it was you well done.


It isn't mine..... I've got that article from Link
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New Animal Virus Takes Northern Europe by Surprise

Sciencenow.org
Fri, 13 Jan 2012 19:08 CST

Scientists in northern Europe are scrambling to learn more about a new virus that causes fetal malformations and stillbirths in cattle, sheep, and goats. For now, they don't have a clue about the virus's origins or why it's suddenly causing an outbreak; in order to speed up the process, they want to share the virus and protocols for detecting it with anyone interested in studying the disease or developing diagnostic tools and vaccines.

The virus, provisionally named "Schmallenberg virus" after the German town from which the first positive samples came, was detected in November in dairy cows that had shown signs of infection with fever and a drastic reduction in milk production. Now it has also been detected in sheep and goats, and it has shown up at dozens of farms in neighboring Netherlands and in Belgium as well. According to the European Commission's Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health, cases have been detected on 20 farms in Germany, 52 in the Netherlands, and 14 in Belgium. Many more suspected cases are being investigated. "A lot of lambs are stillborn or have serious malformations," Wim van der Poel of the Dutch Central Veterinary Institute in Lelystad says. "This is a serious threat to animal health in Europe."


Link
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Russia Mars Probe 'Crashes Into Pacific Ocean': Military
Sun, 15 Jan 2012 18:26 CST

Russia believes fragments of its Phobos-Grunt probe which spiralled back to Earth after failing to head on a mission to Mars crashed Sunday into the Pacific Ocean, a spokesman for its space forces said.

"According to information from mission control of the space forces, the fragments of Phobos Grunt should have fallen into the Pacific Ocean at 1745 GMT," spokesman Alexei Zolotukhin told the Interfax news agency.

There was no immediate comment from Russia's space agency Roscosmos, which throughout the day, as the probe approached Earth, had given wildly different predictions about where it could land.

Zolotukhin said that the space forces had closely followed the probe's course. "This has allowed us to ascertain the place and time of the fall of the craft with a great degree of accuracy," he told Interfax.

According to the ITAR-TASS news agency, the probe should have splashed down 1,250 kilometres (800 miles) west of the island of Wellington off the coast of Chile.

A landing in the ocean would be a huge relief for Russia after earlier reports suggested it could crash into the territory of South America, possibly Argentina.

The Phobos-Grunt spacecraft should have been on an expedition to Mars' largest moon but instead became stuck in an Earth orbit that has become lower and lower as it becomes increasingly tugged by the Earth's gravity.

Source: Agence France-Presse
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Quoting Skeptic33:


Not really since Al Gore, etc got involved. It's all about $$$...

Keep up with actual facts, not what Al Gore and his butt buddies say so.


AL Gore is NO use to this earth. all he does it spend money money money...the road construction site near my grandparents house, they are REQUIRED TO put in these useless drainage systems. of course, they could care less about them, they let them naturally fill in, and dont care bout em. good for them.


Exeedingly useless
Pathetic
Assosiation
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Quoting presslord:
Dear Lord....if you'll give us back Janis Joplin...you can have this as a tradeLink


Add Jim Morison, Hendrix, Tommy Bolin, Kurt Cobain, Lennon.... what about Bruce Lee??
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Quoting Neapolitan:
That Russian tanker loaded with fuel has finally made its way to Nome, Alaska. It took weeks of 24-hour ice-breaking work by a U.S. Coast Guard cutter, but the tanker is finally moored offshore of Nome, and the fuel pumping operation will begin, likely today. Residents are relieved, I'm sure. However...

Oil companies have been salivating for years over the possibility of drilling for crude in the National Wildlife Refuge and surrounding areas. Environmentalists have tried to stop them, one of their claims being that the harsh Arctic environment would make it extremely difficult to bring in the equipment and manpower needed to clean up any large-scale spills. Big Energy has responded by stating that there's no need to worry; they could get things in place quickly enough to clamp things off in a hurry.

Really?

Working in the balmy waters of the Gulf of Mexico and very close to all the resources they could possibly need, it nevertheless took experts weeks to stop the flow at the infamous Deepwater Horizon site. Are we to really believe, then, that these same people would be able to respond quickly enough to any inevitable Arctic spills to prevent incredible damage?

Yet another reason for us to relegate oil pumps to the museum, if you ask me.


yawn...

http://westernfrontonline.net/news/14141-qaa-west ern-professor-doubts-global-warming

http://climatequotes.com/2011/02/10/study-claimin g-97-of-climate-scientists-agree-is-flawed/

You're even worse than Bible thumpers...
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Quoting Neapolitan:
That Russian tanker loaded with fuel has finally made its way to Nome, Alaska. It took weeks of 24-hour ice-breaking work by a U.S. Coast Guard cutter, but the tanker is finally moored offshore of Nome, and the fuel pumping operation will begin, likely today. Residents are relieved, I'm sure. However...

Oil companies have been salivating for years over the possibility of drilling for crude in the National Wildlife Refuge and surrounding areas. Environmentalists have tried to stop them, one of their claims being that the harsh Arctic environment would make it extremely difficult to bring in the equipment and manpower needed to clean up any large-scale spills. Big Energy has responded by stating that there's no need to worry; they could get things in place quickly enough to clamp things off in a hurry.

Really?

Working in the balmy waters of the Gulf of Mexico and very close to all the resources they could possibly need, it nevertheless took experts weeks to stop the flow at the infamous Deepwater Horizon site. Are we to really believe, then, that these same people would be able to respond quickly enough to any inevitable Arctic spills to prevent incredible damage?

Yet another reason for us to relegate oil pumps to the museum, if you ask me.
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Quoting hydrus:
so you stomped hard and she got pregnant? :)

What??...nevermind ;)
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:


The world will never end.
only the way we know it will.


this world will end. wether you accept a choice to go to the new earth...up to you:)
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Quoting presslord:
Dear Lord....if you'll give us back Janis Joplin...you can have this as a tradeLink


That is EXACTLY who I thought it be! LOL

And, yes, you are so correct!
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For those looking for Third Stone from the Sun Here is the normal track and the accelerated track that shows the original voice of Hendrix...

Normal track




Enhanced track

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Quoting presslord:
News from the ApocalypseLink


I am somewhat surprised that Zombies would rate so low on this chart. Obviously some on my ex in-laws were not fully accounted for?
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Dear Lord....if you'll give us back Janis Joplin...you can have this as a tradeLink
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Quoting presslord:


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Quoting Dakster:
Hello all. Just checking in to see how everyone is doing...

I see we are still debating AGW and apocalyptic predictions.

well ya know thats going to go on like forever or at least our forever anyway
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430 wxgeek723 "Going on this blog will completely destroy months worth of progress in fighting apocalypse anxiety"

C'n hardly blame folks for bein' anxious. Let your attention wander for a moment, and ...zoom... the Apocalyse whizzes past and you've missed it entirely.
Then ya gotta wait for the next one. Which sucks, cuz they're worse'n buses when it comes to keeping schedule.
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Quoting presslord:
News from the ApocalypseLink

I think that's my new home page.
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Quoting hydrus:
Not to much convection with Dando.


Was surprised how much rain what little convection it had was dropping. Click on the TRMM pic I posted for the quicktime movie. Alot of it is moderate to heavy rain.
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