Saturday, August 31, 2013


Most State Temperature Records Set In 1936 | NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT
Only one record high maximum temperature was set or tied in either 2011 or 2012, in South Carolina at the Columbia University, (incidentally an urban site likely to be heavily influenced by UHI).

By contrast, 15 states set record highs in 1936, and there were also 4 records set in 1934.
34th Daily Record of Year for Antarctic Sea Ice Extent | sunshine hours
August 30 (Day 242) saw the 34th Daily Record of the Year for Antarctic Sea Ice Extent.
Arctic Daily Ice Melt Approaching Zero | sunshine hours
Arctic Sea Ice melt is rapidly approaching zero and it is only day 242.
By my calculations, the earliest Arctic minimum was day 245 in 1987. The latest minimum was day 265 in 1989 and 2005. in 2012 it was day 260.
Snowstorms kill 70,000 animals in Bolivia
Four farmers killed while trying to rescue the animals.
A report by the Vice Ministry of Civil Defense said that the snow storms impacted on livestock killing “40 000 head of sheep and 30,000 cattle and camels in Cochabamba , Chuquisaca , Potosí and La Paz.”

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