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Monday, July 23, 2018

its hot here its hot there

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kxan.com weather

i kept hearing those hot temps from everywhere in the united states
i know its not global cooling
i would say its global warming
the correct word is now climate change

i have no doubt the climate is changing
the biggest proof i see is when those big ole glaciers melt like they do

now some of this is cyclical like nature does things
man is making those up and down swings a lot worse

so i looked at areas that i have lived during my life to see what the weather was like

southern arkansas looks like upper 90s like 99 but i bet they get to a hundred
if you have ever been there in the summer when its humid you know how miserable that 100 degrees can be

little rock is due to bump up against the 100 mark this week

high desert in california where we went to college is due to reach 107 today
when i lived there a long time ago it was usually a real dry heat that use to be more tolerable
we used a swamp cooler to cool our apartment
it drips water down a filter and the cooler sucks in air across the water soaked filter
it worked well unless the humidity got high

los angeles area where we went to the university
it will reach 109 there this week
when we lived there it was real bad smoggy in the summer which made life just miserable to live there sometimes

in austin it will get to 107 there
let me tell you something
when it gets to 107 in the central texas area
its just real miserable

thank goodness for good ole air conditioning there

then here in the santa barbara country area it will get up to 101 this week
one thing i have noticed is that it always seems to get hotter here when they predict these high temperatures than what they predict

one bad thing in this area is that very few folks have air conditoning
even some of the large expensive homes dont
i am always hearing folks say
it use to never get this hot around here

for whatever reason
it does now

to me someone who has lived in all those hot areas listed above
a 100 degrees here is just flat ass miserable

call it what you want
i call it climate change since that better describes whats happening
its making things very uncomfortable here and elsewhere a little too often

our condo rules even though we own it
dont allow us to put in air conditioning

thanks to all this climate change hotter than heck temps lately
they are thinking about changing those rules

we will be the first in line to get a ac unit in place

its still paradise weather here most of the time
for those living in those hot areas
i had to sit outside this weekend at around 700pm
wear my hoodie sweat shirt


the organicgreen doctor

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