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Siberian Heat Wave

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Stevicus, May 23, 2020.

  1. Stevicus

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    https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2020/05/22/siberia-heat-wave/

    It Hit 80 Degrees in the Arctic This Week

    There have been wildfires in Siberia, too.
     
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  3. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    Man I wonder what new viruses await us under the permafrost?
     
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    They call it "climate change".
     
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    Not surprised, it was hot last year also, then additional snow and rain. Delhi is 46 C (115 F). I do not think that will kill Corona virus.
     
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  6. Stevicus

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    Yes, the article also noted the warming trends from the past few years. Each year shows an increase. It also mentioned that the past winter was warmer than usual, leading to less snow, which is part of the problem they're facing now. All the heat that would have been used melting snow is now melting the permafrost.
     
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    Add to that that less snow coverage means less reflection and that the permafrost may release big amounts of methane and you got yourself a nice feedback effect.
     
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  8. sun rise

    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    Old viruses not new ones.
     
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    Wondering if we have genetic immunity to these from distant ancestors. Coded in our DNA.
     
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    I hit a pay wall with the first link.

    Is there any mention if the heatwave is affecting migratory birds that breed in Siberia?
     
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    That's political spin. Just because the climate changes they want to call it 'Climate change'. (sarcasm) :D
     
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  12. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    True. But 'new' for us at present.

    If a a 30,000 year old virus can remain infectious..... Imagine one that we've never heard before that can infect humans.
     
  13. sun rise

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    All we need is two (or more) COVID-19's at the same time.
     
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