"It is now highly feasible to take care of everybody on Earth at a higher standard of living than any have ever known. It no longer has to be you or me. Selfishness is unnecessary. War is obsolete. It is a matter of converting our high technology from WEAPONRY to LIVINGRY."
- Buckminster Fuller (h/t Suzy Waldman)

Monday, August 4, 2008

Prison Planet

Hottest day of my life yesterday, and we're in for a repeat today.
"The heat reminded 33-year-old Kevin Tarr of a scene in sci-fi movie "The Chronicles of Riddick." In it, the characters, trapped on a prison planet, must race to stay in the shadows ahead of rapidly approaching dawn, lest they be fried by the ultraintense sunlight. "Another 10 degrees here," Tarr said, "and we'd feel like that."
Probably a direct hit from a tropical storm tomorrow, which is described as "slight relief" with a "30% chance of rain".


1 comment:

Dano said...

Same situation here on the Front Range, where we've broken the consecutive days heat record, and are looking to break the record for least amount of rain.

Just like the models are projecting. As to the purported benefits that some denialists aver, won't happen in the Intermountain West. Unless depopulating is a benefit.