“Hellish heatwave” in Pakistan sets hottest temperature in Asia’s history, 53.5°C (128.3°F); in India, hundreds die, dea
Let’s just repeat that so it sinks in…
“Hellish heatwave” in Pakistan sets hottest temperature in Asia’s history, 53.5°C (128.3°F); in India, hundreds die, death toll expected to rise as record temperatures soar up to 122°F
Now most don’t really care too much in the US about thousands of dead Pakistanis and Indians - after all, they are brown and not Christian, and clearly less important than our own affairs.
I do happen to care. This is not a case of confusing climate and weather. The link provided shows the trend of more extreme weather and the fact that we are swinging into more and more record highs.
This is also in an area predicted for it to happen.
You see, despite 2000-2009 being the warmest decade on record, we had powerful a la nina towards the end and an unusually calm sun (not that the solar variation was a big factor in any case) We still warmed anyway, but guess what, it is el nino time in the Pacific oscillation and the sun is getting back to normal. We are going to see some truly hellish heat swings.
So get it straight. You can’t live in 130 degree F weather. Welcome to real summer heatwaves… coming soon to a nation near you… Like America.