Tuesday, September 04, 2007

If the hurricanes don't get you ......

..... the killer storms might!!

This from NASA published via Sci-Tech Today predicts that much of the central USA will suffer from more of, and increasingly worse, storms, as global warming takes hold.

6% more lightning, heavier, prolonged rainfall, and really huge hailstones are amongst the predictions.

"some of the severe hail that should be increasing could be baseball-sized and come down at 100 mph" Ouch!! That sounds painful!

But, as ever, it's all based on computer models - but then again so was the study that predicted what could happen to New Orleans if it was hit by a category 3 or 4 hurricane. And along came Katrina.
Meanwhile, Glacier National Park in Montana will probably not have any, errrr ........, glaciers within the next 20 years or so. As reported in VOA News today.

There were 150 glaciers when the park was first created, now there are 27, and these are disappearing at an astonishing rate!

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