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  •  Saw that in Honolulu paper on Thursday (7+ / 0-)

    Say aloha to balmy weather, study says

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    From the article with login: (Little different from the NYTimes link)

    By 2043, 147 cities — more than half of those studied — will have shifted to a hotter temperature regime that is beyond historical records.

    The first U.S. cities to feel that would be Honolulu and Phoenix, followed by San Diego and Orlando, Fla., in 2046. New York and Washington will get new climates around 2047, with Los Angeles, Detroit, Houston, Chicago, Seattle, Austin and Dallas a bit later.

    Mora calculated that the last of the 265 cities to move into their new climate will be Anchorage, Alaska — in 2071. There’s a five-year margin of error on the estimates.

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    •  simple math says I'll be 95 in 2047... (1+ / 0-)
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      ...exponential population growth v. the earth's finite capacity to sustain it says I'll be dead way before 2047. The margin for error? It depends on who you believe and on whose star to hitch your wagon to. The sun, wind, and geothermal energy alternatives make the most sense. But time to act before the frog comes to a boil is a luxury, the sense of urgency being lost in the translation. I've always said the dinosaurs would get the last laugh. They saw the meteor that ended their reign coming and couldn't do anything to save themselves. We see ours coming but stubbornly refuse to adapt and overcome the obstacles standing in the way. We cling to old ideas and refuse to think out of the box. And we scoff at-even ostracize and banish to outer darkness those brave souls who dare to defy conventional wisdom. "For the glory of the empire".

      "I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast, for I intend to go in harm's way." John Paul Jones

      by ImpeachKingBushII on Sun Oct 13, 2013 at 11:57:15 AM PDT

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