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Excessive heat wave strikes Bay Area

Original post made on Jul 8, 2008

Excessive heat advisories and warnings are scheduled to be in effect today through much of the Bay Area.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, July 8, 2008, 3:15 PM

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Posted by Darwinian
a resident of Southgate
on Jul 8, 2008 at 5:09 pm

This is a harbinger of things to come. In the near future, global warming will make this kind of heat the norm, rather than the exception. A catastrophic shortage of water will make surviving these kind of temperatures a survival of the fittest matter. We are probably a decade or two too late in beginning the attempt to slow down and then reverse global warming and we probably passed the point of no return, so the future of human, animal and plant life on this planet seems extremely bleak. We are very likely on borrowed time now.


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Posted by Walter E. Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 9, 2008 at 5:33 am

The current heat wave is not exceptional. Check the 30's.
Ask Hansen to run his predictive program inputting all the changes he prescribes for us, and demonstrate what difference it will make according to his program.


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 9, 2008 at 9:20 am

Heat is a big problem here and all those who say sit under the trees and drink lemonade to keep cool are living a dream.

People who need to work can't do so as well in excessive heat because quite o

ften where they work gets hotter because of their work materials, e.g. computers, machinery, and even outdoor work such as construction and road maintenance. Productivity and safety is therefore an issue. Safety clothing also makes people hotter.

Fans and a/c are great strains on the power supply and also generate noise which makes other problems.

Telling us to put up with it is no good because that is what we are doing. There are dangers, particularly to the elderly and those with poor health makes those without compassion just annoying.


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Posted by Mike
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jul 9, 2008 at 9:19 pm

If you think there is indeed global warming (on a long term scale) and further that it is caused by humans, then you should not expect that putting compact florescent bulbs in your home is going to make a difference.

Look at the population trends of the developing world. That fact will overwhelm any of the current 'green' plans and carbon footprint concerns being promoted here today. The population is what ultimately uses energy.


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