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July 30, 2003 1:29 PM   Subscribe

mother earth fights back "Global warming, which most climate experts blame mainly on large-scale burning of oil and other fossil fuels, is interfering with efforts in Alaska to discover yet more oil." via dangerousmeta and " It’s so hot windshields are shattering or falling out, dogs are burning their paws on the pavement, and candles are melting indoors." - are the naysayers ready to get on board? and start acting like good global citizens?
posted by specialk420 (24 comments total)

 
dogs are burning their paws on the pavement,
Paving insulating mother earth in concrete has to be damaging too. RECOGNITION OF RESPONSIBILITY, the site is a good resource. If you don't take the time to write it down, you will probably never do it.
posted by thomcatspike at 1:53 PM on July 30, 2003


that quote is from an article about Phoenix, AZ..

Alaska ?
posted by shadow45 at 2:27 PM on July 30, 2003


My friend's shoes melted inside his apartment. And no, they were not earth shoes.
posted by hellinskira at 2:33 PM on July 30, 2003


See, those folks down in Phoenix need to pack their things and move on up to nice pleasant climate of Alaska.
posted by Wingy at 2:53 PM on July 30, 2003


shadow45, the last link, good global citizens is the hottest FPP link.
posted by thomcatspike at 2:54 PM on July 30, 2003


I got a Hershey bar from the gas station the other day. I drove 2 miles to my condo.. pulled up, got out of the car and it was melted into liquid. I hate Florida's heat+humidity. And I've lived here all my life.
posted by shadow45 at 2:55 PM on July 30, 2003


thomcatspike: fringe eco-hippy cells? say it ain't so!
posted by shadow45 at 2:58 PM on July 30, 2003


I drove 2 miles to my condo.. and it was melted into liquid

Damn, that's hot! Ever thought about moving? (or not driving two miles for a candy bar?)
posted by strangeleftydoublethink at 3:10 PM on July 30, 2003


As a kid growing up in Texas, I used to sometimes hear older folks say it was "hot enough to fry an egg on the pavement!" So one summer in August I talked my mom into giving me an egg so I could try it. I went outside, cracked it on the curb, and poured it on the sidewalk. It took about 45 minutes, but that sucker cooked solid all the way through, sunny side up. (I didn't eat it, though -- it was all grimy on the underside, and I wasn't that wierd of a kid.) I've always wondered how many other folks from hot climates have tried doing that.
posted by eyebeam at 3:10 PM on July 30, 2003


Now that I live in TX I long for the dry heat of AZ. I'd take 110f there over 95f here any day. Like today.
posted by birdherder at 3:20 PM on July 30, 2003


thomcatspike: fringe eco-hippy cells? say it ain't so!
Meant hottest, as what he was directing our attention to.
birdherder, agree if I was walking somewhere and didn't want to arrive wet, yet Dallas has had all four seasons this past year and it's been a mild summer. But I don't live here for the climate; great reason to take a vacation from here too.
posted by thomcatspike at 3:32 PM on July 30, 2003


It being soo hot you can cook an egg isn't soo impressive. I mean come on you can cook an egg with a light bulb, thats how the easy bake oven works.

One hot summer does not a global warming trend make.
posted by Photar at 4:18 PM on July 30, 2003


One hot summer does not a global warming trend make.

that would be nice... except most of this centuries hottest global temperature averages have been in the last 5 years. .... buddy.
posted by specialk420 at 4:44 PM on July 30, 2003


Who cooked eggs in an easy bake oven? Homer?
posted by hellinskira at 5:32 PM on July 30, 2003


I don't think Atlanta has cracked 100 degrees yet this summer.
That's unusual!
Must be a global cooling trend... ;-P
posted by mischief at 6:45 PM on July 30, 2003


you'll get your cooling trend mischief ... just keep driving your suv back and forth to the mall.
posted by specialk420 at 10:13 PM on July 30, 2003


a) Since I associated SUVs with rednecks long before they became a soccer-mom fad, I don't drive one.

b) I haven't been to a mall in months. I shop eBay and let the big brown truck deliver direct to my door. ;-P
posted by mischief at 10:25 PM on July 30, 2003


What sucks is that states further North that would be presumably cooler still have brutal Summers--like Montana.
posted by mecran01 at 7:06 AM on July 31, 2003


With all those air-conditioners running 24/7, I'm surprised there isn't some solar power initiative going on. I mean, you've got sunshine two out of every three days, and with all that heat, you'd think they'd come up with some kind of heat-powered alt-energy. Not to mention vast areas of desert nearby, sitting there unutilized. *sigh*
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 8:30 AM on July 31, 2003


I can't believe that underground homes weren't mandated by code about 20 years ago.
posted by mecran01 at 10:40 AM on July 31, 2003


East Coast has been wet and cool this summer. Things balance out, but the extremes are getting more extreme.
posted by stbalbach at 4:23 PM on July 31, 2003


stbalback - As one or more of their variables is "driven" harder, nonlinear systems tend to start bouncing around between extremes as they enter that "chaotic" state which precedes a phase shift to a new, and often very different, stable state.

But you probably know this already.
posted by troutfishing at 4:36 PM on July 31, 2003


The ozone hole is shrinking.
posted by HTuttle at 6:14 PM on July 31, 2003


HTuttle - And my dentist says my oral hygeine has been excellent lately. So...?
posted by troutfishing at 12:33 AM on August 1, 2003


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