Afpakistan – what are we doing here?

Here are a few interesting/alarming stories from our 52nd state:

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Dangerous Heat Wave Underway

To some extent this is just another weather story. Dangerous heatwaves are not new, but it’s worth noting that this article makes zero mention of global warming and there is no question that these dangerous heatwaves will be more common, more deadly as our global climate warms.

It seems to me that it is a necessary function of the press to make these connections so that folks can calculate their commitment to addressing their personal commitment to halting global warming. It’s not just about polar bears.

Stay cool.

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(CNN) — Forecasters have issued advisories for at least 18 states Thursday as dangerous heat continues to scorch parts of the South, Midwest and the North.

A combination of sweltering temperatures and high humidity could cause heat-related illnesses, the National Weather Service said.

The number of suspected heat-related deaths reported by health officials across the South and Midwest in the past week reached at least nine Wednesday as temperatures continued to hit triple digits.

Scorching heat prompts warnings in 18 states

the CNN Wire Staff

August 5, 2010 9:09 a.m. EDT

The heat index — what the temperature feels like when combined with the humidity — is soaring across much of the South.
Those at greater risk include infants and young children, people 65 or older and those who are already ill, especially with heart disease or high blood pressure.

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