Warming World: Deadly Combination of Heat, Humidity

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    Jun 07, 2015 5:32 PM GMT
    NYT: A warming world will produce more of the dangerous days that defeat the body’s natural cooling system.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/07/opinion/sunday/the-deadly-combination-of-heat-and-humidity.html
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    Jun 07, 2015 10:39 PM GMT
    I believe that man has influenced and perhaps magnified the otherwise natural fluctuations of the climates on earth. icon_cool.gif
    As always, the "politics" of how, who and when these effects occur, will play out in our future, long after most of us are gone. The article is talking about climatic expectations for the years 2050 to 2200. In 2050, if I am alive, I will be 90 years old. Historically, I don't have that type of genetic longevity in my family...so, I wish you all the best.
    The doomsday-Sayers will point to every record hot spell as proof of our eventual similarities to Venus, just like every climate change disbeliever will point to every record cold or snowy period as proof that we don't have anything to worry about and should just go about life as business as usual. Why is it always black or white? Mankind has always migrated to be in various locations to take advantage of available resources and environmental conditions.... It happens today, it happened yesterday, and we have every reason to expect it to happen tomorrow.
    I get the feeling that far too many extremists on both sides, forget that humanity has always, adopted, adapted and compensated to the locations we inhabit.
    I believe in the ingenuity of humanity, but sadly I have no faith in our politicians as leaders, if faced with an epic calamity of biblical proportions.
    In the 1930's and 1940's, our politicians around the world had no problem turning a blind eye to the deaths of likely 50 to 75 million people in wars and diseases around the world... I doubt that twice those numbers today or tomorrow would turn their heads to worry about heat waves, cold waves, droughts, floods, storms, insects, rising sea levels, etc...
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    Jun 07, 2015 11:58 PM GMT
    woodsmen saidNYT: A warming world will produce more of the dangerous days that defeat the body’s natural cooling system.
    That's what a/c is for.
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    Jun 09, 2015 9:35 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    woodsmen saidNYT: A warming world will produce more of the dangerous days that defeat the body’s natural cooling system.
    That's what a/c is for.

    more than half the world can't afford a/c smart one.
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    Jun 10, 2015 9:21 PM GMT
    socal56 said
    paulflexes said
    woodsmen saidNYT: A warming world will produce more of the dangerous days that defeat the body’s natural cooling system.
    That's what a/c is for.

    more than half the world can't afford a/c smart one.
    Well let'm move to Canada. icon_razz.gif
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    Jun 11, 2015 6:54 AM GMT
    Hopefully sooner than later. I'm chilled to the bone in San Francisco. It's June and my Apple tree has no even put out leaves yet.
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    Jun 11, 2015 7:17 AM GMT
    Visited my father in Nebraska a couple summers ago. A dedicated FNC viewer, he was naturally really ticked off about the president's viewpoints. "I don't see why Obama always wants to talk about 'global warming'; what he should be worried about is this heat and drought!" icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 13, 2015 12:59 AM GMT
    Alpha13 saidHopefully sooner than later. I'm chilled to the bone in San Francisco. It's June and my Apple tree has no even put out leaves yet.
    Get a mtn bike (or borrow one of mine), ride to the top of Mt Sutro, then blast down the trails and stairs till you get to downtown. I guarantee you'll be thankful for the cooler temps. icon_wink.gif