For all those climate change deniers, global warming conspiracy theorists (you know, those are really nice terms for people who have their heads in the sand,) here’s a beautiful account, a Storify story, of today’s New York City hail storm, “Gotham Turns to Night in Afternoon Storms,” put together by Tim Ballisty, whose bio calls him a “weather.com editorial meteorologist who dabbles in social media.”
Why is it the United States is the only major country where climate change is even debated?
By the way, CBS NY reports:
Temperatures at Laguardia Airport hit 101 degrees Wednesday. The previous 100 degree record at Laguardia was set in 2006. It hit 104 degrees in Newark, breaking the old 100 degree record set back in 1982.
A heat advisory also remains in effect until 6 p.m.
Con Edison is among those who are doubtless appreciative of relief from the heat. The utility said that it hit a new electric peak for 2012 at 1 p.m. Wednesday, hitting 12,836 megawatts. The all-time peak was 13,189 megawatts, set on July 22, 2011.
And for all those who are asking why are we posting this? Nature is wonderful. Man-made climate change, not so much. To all those experiencing one of the worst droughts in decades, you’re in our thoughts.
Image, top, by Inga Sarda-Sorenson via Twitpic
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