France’s main weather channel has announced that there is a 70 percent chance of this summer being cold and wet across Spain, France, Portugal, Germany and Austria.
June and July are only likely to have short periods of summer heat which will in turn bring heavy storms in August.
Flag as inappropriateThere’s a Little Ice Age on the way. When it sets hold, we’ll all be praying for global warming.
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PHOENIX – The City of Phoenix could face a lawsuit if the city doesn’t apologize to a Valley woman for telling her she could not hand out free bottled water to people in the summer heat.
Dana Crow-Smith said a City of Phoenix worker came up to her during the First Friday festival in downtown Phoenix last month and told her she was violating city code by handing out free water [...]
Is Italy Following the Footsteps of Greece? Does Italy or Germany Exit the Eurozone First?
As I watch the implosion of Greece, with shops closing everywhere and GDP plunging like a rock, I cannot help but wonder if we are witnessing the start of a similar trend in Italy.
To be sure, Italy has a manufacturing base that Greece does not have, but retail aspects and shop closings in Rome as compared [...]
It is not just stifling summer heat that is keeping shoppers at bay on Rome’s Via del Corso: as the economic crisis hits locals and tourists alike, many shops have little choice but to close for good.
The few people around seem to ziz zag from shop to shop, seeking relief from the heat in air-conditioned outlets and leaving behind frustrated shop assistants who struggle to sell anything despite discounts of [...]
We’ve seen it time and again over the last decade. An emergency strikes and panic grips the city or region for days or weeks on end.
We saw a complete breakdown of emergency response and law & order during Hurricane Katrina. The 2011 Snowpocalypse on the east coast led to runs on grocery stores and empty shelves within a matter of hours. Widespread blackouts during Hurricane Ike left large sections of the Houston [...]
PHOENIX (AP) — The pink underwear worn by inmates in Arizona’s largest county are a hallmark of America’s self-proclaimed toughest sheriff. They also have become the target of criticism by an appeals court considering the case of a mentally ill man who mistakenly viewed officers’ efforts to forcibly clothe him as a rape attempt.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that strip searches and other steps may be [...]
I was searching through some articles looking for information on the Great Depression and crime and stumbled into this:
The Great Depression changed the lives of people who lived and farmed on the Great Plains and in turn, changed America. The government programs that helped them to live through the 1930s changed the future of agriculture forever. Weather touched every part of life in the “Dirty 30s”: dust, insects, summer heat [...]
By Jim Forsyth
SAN ANTONIO | Thu Sep 8, 2011 3:56pm EDT
(Reuters) – This year’s scorching Texas summer heat, in a dubious honor, broke a national record once held by Oklahoma that had stood since the Dust Bowl changed the face of the country in the 1930s.
On Thursday, the National Weather Service confirmed what Texas climatologists and residents already suspected: The Texas months of June through August [...]
ROYAL OAK (WWJ) – Do you find yourself a little irritated this week? It’s probably the heat.
Beaumont Hospital psychiatrist Dr. William Miles says there’s a lot data showing that the heat makes us angry and irritated, crime and suicides go up, but no one really understands why.
“You know, this is not unique to humans. I have dogs and … when my dogs are hot, they wanna be left alone,” said [...]