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Offline Baby Farts

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So how are you handling the heat?
« on: April 08, 2010, 06:56:05 AM »
Has it been hot or what?  Yesterday I took a dip in my swimming pool and the water was actually warm-hot.  Thermometer read 103 degrees (39.4 Celsius) at 3:40pm yesterday in my neighborhood.  Ouch! :o

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Re: So how are you handling the heat?
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2010, 09:24:02 AM »
Better move to Alaska for the next summer to keep from getting boiled in your pool. Here's a prediction:

No respite in sight to hot weather

Nakhon Ratchasima: Baby it's hot outside - and next year is going to be worse because of the El Nino phenomenon, disaster warning expert Smith Dharmasaroja predicts.

The director of the National Disaster Warning Council says El Nino, an abnormal warming that occurs on the surface waters of the eastern Pacific, could bring even worse drought and hot weather.

A continual rise in temperatures for three consecutive days would cause a deadly heat wave, affecting mainly children and the elderly, the former Meteorological Department chief said.

Speaking at a seminar on the drought in this northeastern province, Mr Smith said temperatures in the hot season next year would be much higher.

"Thailand has to be prepared for a possible heat wave that will cause deaths," he said.

One sign that had led to the prediction of an abnormal heat wave was the 43C recorded in Lampang this month. This was only marginally short of the country's record high of 43.6C in Mae Hong Son in 1998.

Mr Smith said the unusually hot weather was caused by the greenhouse effect and increasing emission of heat-trapping gases from human activities.

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Re: So how are you handling the heat?
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2010, 11:37:18 AM »
This looks like a pile of attention-seeking BS.

If he has correctly quoted the two temperatures, he is saying that Thailand is cooler now than it was two years ago, if it's valid to compare two places many kilometres apart. why is he looking only at Thailand, as if a political boundary contains it's own pattern? You can prove anything with statistics if you select them to suit your apparently logical conclusion or assumption.

He doesn't quote facts or sources, does he? He's riding the bandwagon of the 'global warming caused by humans' brigade using the conditionals 'could' and 'would', indicating that his 'prediction' is a guess or, at best, a prediction of some possibility rather than the certainty he implies. We can't tell because he offers no evidence to support what he says.

Where is his evidence that the hot weather has been caused by 'the greenhouse effect and increasing emission of heat-trapping gases from human activities'? Could it be, rather, that the increased sunspot activity has caused animal and plant life around the world to flourish and that is the source of his 'heat-trapping gases'? How does he link temperature with drought? Could the allegedly high temperatures be a fluke, a natural and temporary variance? We don't know, if only for the reason that they haven't happened yet.

It's cooler around Korat now and we've had a lot of rain. What would he predict from that, I wonder?

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Re: So how are you handling the heat?
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2010, 06:02:09 PM »
I read that article in the Bangkok post today.

"increasing emission of heat-trapping gases from human activities"

Classic.

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Re: So how are you handling the heat?
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2010, 01:42:36 AM »
It's darn hot in Pattaya, tried leaving the aircon on 24/7, thats great untill you need to go out or want a cigarette and then the heat really hits you, now trying to sleep through the day and work during the night.

 



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