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Killer heat projected in Minneapolis
Star Tribune ^ | 5/23/12 | Bill McAuliffe - Star Tribune

Posted on 05/23/2012 8:29:43 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

By the end of the century, the Twin Cities area could see eight times as many deaths annually due to extreme heat as it does now, according to a study by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).

The projected increase -- from about 14 per year to 121 by century's end -- would be among the steepest experienced by 40 major metro areas. The authors said that is partly because extremely oppressive heat waves would be more of a shock to northern residents' systems.

(Excerpt) Read more at startribune.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: killerheat; minneapolis; nrdc; projected

1 posted on 05/23/2012 8:29:47 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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Hot off the press at the Red Star Tribune.. Your friendly agenda-driven NRDC looking out for you.

I hope all the lakes don’t dry up too, no telling what they might find.


2 posted on 05/23/2012 8:31:19 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge
"By the end of the century" we all will be long dead and no one will remember this bit of puke.
3 posted on 05/23/2012 8:31:34 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: NormsRevenge
Meanwhile, back in the real world, there has been zero warming for fifteen years.
4 posted on 05/23/2012 8:35:25 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: NormsRevenge

But...but...but, what about that Mayan calender thingy?


5 posted on 05/23/2012 8:38:48 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's too bad that America's "first black president" turned out to also be a communist.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Sounds like a boon for the A/C industry if you ask me


6 posted on 05/23/2012 8:41:07 PM PDT by slumber1 (Don't taze me bro!)
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To: NormsRevenge

The reason people will be dying from the weather is that the wacko-environmentalists and their leftist governmental lackeys will have made energy either too expensive, or there will be a severe shortage.


7 posted on 05/23/2012 8:44:12 PM PDT by Politicalmom (THIS IS NOT A GOP CHEERLEADING SITE!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge
The authors said that is partly because extremely oppressive heat waves would be more of a shock to northern residents' systems.

It's difficult to overstate the level of scientific illiteracy it would take to either make this statement or believe this statement. The authors are fools or shameless liars - there is no third option.
8 posted on 05/23/2012 8:44:12 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: NormsRevenge

The reason people will be dying from the weather is that the wacko-environmentalists and their leftist governmental lackeys will have made energy either too expensive, or there will be a severe shortage.


9 posted on 05/23/2012 8:44:34 PM PDT by Politicalmom (THIS IS NOT A GOP CHEERLEADING SITE!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Either the writer accepts the NRDC’s propaganda that greenhouse gases are the cause of global warming, or he wrote up the NRDC’s BS as fact.

There is no proof that CO2 is increasing the temperature of the earth (maybe the Sun is), but why let real science get in the way of pseudoscience.

The NRDC long ago went to the DarkSide of fake science, and hired leftist ideologues instead of experienced scientists.
Now they are just a bunch of frauds and alarmists.

Whatever credibility they once had is now to be found only as a footnote in the cesspool of fake science history.


10 posted on 05/23/2012 8:45:23 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: NormsRevenge

Homosexuals will be the majority by then and no one will exist anyway.


11 posted on 05/23/2012 8:50:00 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: NormsRevenge

What a load of crap!


12 posted on 05/23/2012 8:54:08 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: NormsRevenge
The authors said that is partly because extremely oppressive heat waves would be more of a shock to northern residents' systems.

Are they talking about the Minneapolis Hmong or the Somalis from St Cloud?

13 posted on 05/23/2012 8:54:57 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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14 posted on 05/23/2012 8:57:44 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: NormsRevenge
From an Old Farmers perspective (and a bit of a capitalist too)..........

buy swamp land and bury the body's in it....

15 posted on 05/23/2012 8:58:20 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: NormsRevenge
From an Old Farmers perspective (and a bit of a capitalist too)..........

buy swamp land and bury the body's in it....

16 posted on 05/23/2012 8:58:34 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: NormsRevenge

May Stewart Smalley be parboiled


17 posted on 05/23/2012 9:00:18 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: NormsRevenge
The authors said that is partly because extremely oppressive heat waves would be more of a shock to northern residents' systems.

It's a continental climate, relatively unbuffered by large bodies of water.

I have worked in 120 degree heat in Nevada, and -60 cold in North Dakota--and summers in North Dakota usually have a few triple digit days, too.

The author needs to get outside more (if it wouldn't be too much of a shock to their system, that is, don't want any casualties...)

18 posted on 05/23/2012 9:06:11 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: NormsRevenge
According to climate projections, by the end of the century, Minneapolis will have the temperature of Chicago (1-2C warmer), and we all know about Chicago's killer heat.

This is nothing but another load of ignorant scaremongering from Leftist Control Freak fascists who are hoping they can find somebody who is actually more stupid than they are.

19 posted on 05/23/2012 9:18:17 PM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Four years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: NormsRevenge
According to climate projections, by the end of the century, Minneapolis will have the temperature of Chicago (1-2C warmer), and we all know about Chicago's killer heat.

This is nothing but another load of ignorant scaremongering from Leftist Control Freak fascists who are hoping they can find somebody who is actually more stupid than they are.

20 posted on 05/23/2012 9:18:17 PM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Four years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: NormsRevenge
According to climate projections, by the end of the century, Minneapolis will have the temperature of Chicago (1-2C warmer), and we all know about Chicago's killer heat.

This is nothing but another load of ignorant scaremongering from Leftist Control Freak fascists who are hoping they can find somebody who is actually more stupid than they are.

21 posted on 05/23/2012 9:18:17 PM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Four years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: NormsRevenge
According to climate projections, by the end of the century, Minneapolis will have the temperature of Chicago (1-2C warmer), and we all know about Chicago's killer heat.

This is nothing but another load of ignorant scaremongering from Leftist Control Freak fascists who are hoping they can find somebody who is actually more stupid than they are.

22 posted on 05/23/2012 9:18:22 PM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Four years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: NormsRevenge

“By the end of the century, the Twin Cities area could see eight times as many deaths annually due to extreme heat as it does now, according to a study by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). “

Stopped reading right there.


23 posted on 05/23/2012 9:25:37 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (Liberalism: Carrying adolescent values and behavior into adult life.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Twin Cities area could see eight times as many deaths annually

It could but it won't.

24 posted on 05/23/2012 9:26:21 PM PDT by super7man
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To: NormsRevenge

This must account for why they can’t travel to California and Texas, they just fall over dead.


25 posted on 05/23/2012 9:32:24 PM PDT by ansel12 ( Yeah!!! Graybeard58 and wife, and their new kids!!!!!)
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To: slumber1

Except that air conditioning soon will be outlawed. Obama already effectively has outlawed new or modified coal-fired power plants, and now he’s attacking coal mining. This policy will cause 51% of our national electricity supply to vanish.

And he’s not stopping with that small achievement.


26 posted on 05/23/2012 9:40:33 PM PDT by dufekin (Obama and Pelosi: at war against the Church--and innocent American babies)
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To: NormsRevenge; All

Are people are losing it, or are they desperately putting out distracting headlines, so we won’t notice the elephant stampede heading our way?

Everybody knows to lie down with a wet towel when it is hot, and read a really good book, with a fan on their face.

Or, did everyone under 40 forget that? Maybe air-conditioning has them all dumbed down, dependent on “Jerry Kilowatt” .

We have much more pressing issues to worry about - like the collapse of the fiat dollar, our banking system, and all that follows after - urban riots, the end of “just-in-time” delivery, no more ATMs, and empty grocery shelves with non-functioning check out registers.

Killer heat is the least of the toils and snares in our path. (As usual, just my off-the-wall take, best taken with a tidge of sea-salt tossed over the dominant hand shoulder)

Since most of you receiving this prefer to gamble on the present paradigm of good times forever, I pray you are lucky.

But if you aren’t, do you have a Plan B?

If not, why not? Who will suffer the most if you do not have a Plan B?

Why are you so afraid of thinking about the failure of the overly complex system that “forms/shapes/enables” our daily lives.

If it ceased to be - would you be ready to carry on?


27 posted on 05/23/2012 9:48:08 PM PDT by jacquej
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To: headstamp 2

“By the end of the century, the Twin Cities area could see eight times as many deaths annually due to extreme heat as it does now”
Or maybe not. I stopped reading here.


28 posted on 05/23/2012 9:57:04 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: NormsRevenge

“because extremely oppressive heat waves would be more of a shock to northern residents’ systems.”

Adapt or die.


29 posted on 05/23/2012 9:58:59 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Post Toasties
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed
(and hence clamorous to be led to safety)
by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins,
all of them imaginary.

~ H. L. Mencken (1880 – 1956)
Journalist – magazine editor

30 posted on 05/23/2012 10:01:08 PM PDT by QT3.14 (Never Argue With A LIBERAL...They Will Drag You Down To Their Level, Then Beat You With Experience!)
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To: jospehm20
Chicago's death rate has increased eight times, and also follows 'warmer weather'.

Oh... wait. Maybe it's the deaths that are causing the warmer temperatures.

31 posted on 05/23/2012 10:03:28 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: NormsRevenge

They must have better weather forecasters than we - ours can’t even tell us what the weather is going to be tomorrow.


32 posted on 05/23/2012 10:27:31 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: hinckley buzzard
During the 1930’s, everyone died in Minnesota.

It was restocked with fresh immigrants.

Mysteriously, the native fauna and flora and native Americans were unfazed by the record heat.

I, myself, have lived many places in Minnesota, prior to my move to Florida. Sometimes, while ice fishing, human remains are often snagged by hooks bearing lingering testimony to the holocaust that happened at a much lower CO2 level than today.

Think at how terrible it will be in the future.....eerrrr...let's not.

Hinckley??? Last known residence for me in Minnesota was Liberty Rd. just south of Pine City on 5 acres....nice.

33 posted on 05/24/2012 1:46:53 AM PDT by Puckster
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Bad news...a new burial chamber was found with the calender extending past the much talked about doomsday calender.....sorry.


34 posted on 05/24/2012 1:50:28 AM PDT by Puckster
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

3. Shameless lying fools


35 posted on 05/24/2012 2:45:57 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (I like Obamacare because Granny signed the will and I need the cash)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“...that Mayan calender thingy?”

Another Freeper posted awhile back about that. The Mayans didn’t know it wasn’t exactly 365 days a years, and didn’t account for leap years. Their calendar “ended” in July, 2011. (Most researchers see the Mayan calendar as a cyclical thing anyway).

I wish I had know before I had started divesting myself of all my worldly comforts though.


36 posted on 05/24/2012 3:13:08 AM PDT by 21twelve
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To: Puckster

“...prior to my move to Florida.”

I’m surprised you survived - what with the “sudden shock to your system” and all. I wonder if there is ANY truth to that, that folks get conditioned to certain temperatures and can die if exposed to more heat. I mean, that is what spring and fall is for isn’t it!

And I know if I travel and change climates, yes - it FEELS a lot different, but is it that much of a strain on your system? I guess the good thing about this study is we’ve got another 50 years to built more A/C units for folks.

(With summer temps over 95 degrees in Mpls. on a regular basis, everyone I knew had A/C anyway).


37 posted on 05/24/2012 3:19:03 AM PDT by 21twelve
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To: UCANSEE2

Chicago? They get a heat wave every weekend I guess!


38 posted on 05/24/2012 3:21:47 AM PDT by 21twelve
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To: UCANSEE2

What’s the problem: The Norwegians love their fish boils. ;-)


39 posted on 05/24/2012 3:26:51 AM PDT by almost done by half
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To: NormsRevenge

We are all DOOMED. Not the dreaded summer heat oh my.


40 posted on 05/24/2012 3:28:14 AM PDT by bikerman (you can take the man out of the jungle but can't take the jungle out of the man)
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To: NormsRevenge

Al Franken will fix this because he knows everything.


41 posted on 05/24/2012 7:16:36 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: 21twelve

I lived most of my younger childhood, upto 9 grade, in North Dakota......which is tied for the 5th hotest recorded temperature in the US at 121 degrees F.

I can still handle cold, however, my wife, breed and born in Duluth, and having lived her whole life in Minnesota, became a complete freeze baby after her first summer in Florida.

She’s very thankful my work took her to Florida.

BTW, 27 states set their record during the 20’s and 30’s.


42 posted on 05/24/2012 5:08:33 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: NormsRevenge
Wow, and I thought our winters sucked....
43 posted on 05/24/2012 5:15:01 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (Politics is fake. I think it's owned by Vince Mcmahon)
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