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    Europe heatwave: All-time temperature could be broken(picture thread)

    Europe is in the middle of a heatwave, and forecasters say the all-time temperature record could be broken in the coming days.
    The current European record is 48C (118.4F), set in Athens in July 1977.
    Southern Spain and Portugal are both forecast to hit 47C (116.6F) on Friday and Saturday.
    Pictures show shrunken lakes and dry riverbeds, along with people cooling off with water fountains and beach umbrellas, including in the Spanish town of Benidorm, below.
    Image copyrightREUTERSSpain's national weather service has put a warning in place until at least Sunday, saying the heatwave will be "especially intense and lasting in the southwest".




    Image copyrightREUTERSHere a woman cools off in a fountain in the city of Seville.
    Image copyrightAFPThe Trocadero Fountain in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris brought welcome relief for Parisians and visitors.
    Image copyrightAFPPeople also appreciated public fountains in Montpellier, France.


    Image copyrightAFPTemperatures in Montpellier were forecast to reach 33C (91.4F), not unusual for the time of the year.
    Image copyrightAFPSwimmers were finding a reprieve from the heat by leaping into the Mediterranean Sea in Nice, southeastern France.
    Image copyrightAFPOthers enjoyed the view from the safety of sunhats.
    Image copyrightAFPGermany is experiencing dry conditions, resulting in a partially dried Rhine riverbed in Düsseldorf.
    Image copyrightREUTERSDry and cracked sections of the river Danube were to be found in Mariaposching, southern Germany.
    Image copyrightGETTY IMAGESAn aerial photo in Beckum, Germany, showed water buffalo walking from a water pool onto parched earth.
    Image copyrightAFPIn the Polish capital Warsaw, people and their pets used public sprinklers to keep cool.
    Image copyrightGETTY IMAGESImage copyrightGETTY IMAGESWarsaw's city guards gave away water to citizens.
    Image copyrightGETTY IMAGESAt the Colosseum in central Rome, Italy, visitors used fans and parasols to escape the sun and heat as temperatures approached 40C (104F).
    Image copyrightGETTY IMAGESItaly has issued red alerts across its centre and north, which includes the tourist hotspots of Rome, Florence and Venice.
    Image copyrightGETTY IMAGESMembers of the Italian Civil Protection authority distributed water bottles.
    Image copyrightGETTY IMAGESAnd vending machines serving water in Rome saw heavy use, as did the city's fountains.
    Image copyrightGETTY IMAGESImage copyrightAFP
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-45056991.

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    Athens heat record set 40 years ago,,,,I thought our temperatures were climbing at an alarming rate..............Its lie the temperature record in Australia
    that record was set in 1828 almost 200 years ago,,, so much for global warming,,,,,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mozzbie47 View Post
    Athens heat record set 40 years ago,,,,I thought our temperatures were climbing at an alarming rate..............Its lie the temperature record in Australia
    that record was set in 1828 almost 200 years ago,,, so much for global warming,,,,,
    Predictable reaction but doesn't take in the bigger picture.
    It's no longer called global warming. It's climate change.
    Check out the record or near record cold of last year. The fluctuations are getting bigger, and the near-record highs are getting more frequent.

    ^^ Stuff going to a beach that is THAT crowded!

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    Luxury !


    THIS is crowding :







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    Quote Originally Posted by Mozzbie47 View Post
    Athens heat record set 40 years ago,,,,I thought our temperatures were climbing at an alarming rate..............Its lie the temperature record in Australia
    that record was set in 1828 almost 200 years ago,,, so much for global warming,,,,,
    Australia is in Europe now?

    The current European record is 48C (118.4F), set in Athens in July 1977.

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    Well I am sure where I live here in Australia,,it is just like it was when I was a kid,,,,,bloody cold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mozzbie47 View Post
    Athens heat record set 40 years ago,,,,I thought our temperatures were climbing at an alarming rate..............Its lie the temperature record in Australia
    that record was set in 1828 almost 200 years ago,,, so much for global warming,,,,,
    The record temperature in Australia was set in 1960.

    And you are confusing weather with climate you muppet, not to mention comparing Australia with Europe.

    Did you start the day with a gallon of Chang or something?

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    You always this pleasant Harry,,,still 58 years ago,, whats you come back with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mozzbie47 View Post
    You always this pleasant Harry,,,still 58 years ago,, whats you come back with that.
    Again: You are confusing WEATHER with CLIMATE.

    Learn the difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    An aerial photo in Beckum, Germany, showed water buffalo walking from a water pool onto parched earth.
    Wasserbüffel in Germany...who knew?

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    Over population.

    The Earth needs a few meteorites and another ice age

    The end is nigh Sinners

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    The Earth needs a few meteorites and another ice age
    Apparently one almost took out Thule Greenland the other day...

    https://www.militarytimes.com/news/y...hule-air-base/

    https://twitter.com/RonBaalke/status...71681106620416

    https://twitter.com/nukestrat/status...rc=twsrc%5Etfw

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