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Walt Breitinger

Brutal Heat Threatens Humans, Entire Civilization

Posted Friday, July 2, 2021, at 2:01 PM
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    The heat extremes are bad enough, sure, but the bigger threat (in my opinion) centers on steadily-increasing rainfall amounts that everyone is completely unprepared for, which show no signs of lessening.

    According to various studies (one coming from Purdue), rainfall amounts have increased by more than 5" annually for the past 30+ years with trend data showing that this will not only continue to increase but will keep increasing at faster rates. From what I understand, much of this is due to temperature-trapping gasses in the atmosphere that are causing the precipitation rates to increase. For obvious (and not-so-obvious) reasons, this issue poses a massive problem and on many levels, from home ownership and utility contexts to governance and even taxation or real-estate concerns. Sadly, it seems to be a situation that keeps being overshadowed by the temperature extremes everyone gets hysterical about in the news. But rest assured, it's going to come back to bite people in the rear and in ways that will force people to declare bankruptcies.

    -- Posted by DouglasQuaid on Thu, Jul 8, 2021, at 11:03 AM
  • Just think, if it wasn't for global warming, we wouldn't be in Gcastle. It would still be an ice field. Maybe that is the proper temp for the earth

    -- Posted by beg on Sun, Jul 11, 2021, at 6:26 PM
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