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Hail, actually.

A lot of freaking hail.
Not just hail but very wet hail, which caused it to float and flow and accumulate in that depression. Notice the streets are clear around it a short distance away. I've seen lesser versions of this here in San Diego once or twice in the last 25 years.
 

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The idiots wanted a runaway greenhouse effect. They got it.

See you all in hell. 🤬
Oh, I would have seen you all there, anyways. :hellokitty:
 

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Washington Post: Spain devastated by wildfires amid record-breaking heat wave
Wildfires in Spain have destroyed thousands of acres of land and forced hundreds of residents to flee their homes amid a punishing heat wave across Europe.

Some of the fires continue to burn, with firefighters working to extinguish flames that have ravaged more than 74,000 acres. On Friday, the World Meteorological Organization warned that all of Spain faced “extreme fire risk” because of the heat and drought.

The early heat wave broke some records in Spain, with Valencia Airport setting a record June high on Friday, logging a temperature of 102 degrees Fahrenheit (39 Celsius) and surpassing records set in 2017. In Madrid, temperatures rose to around 105 degrees Fahrenheit (40.5 Celsius) in what the State Meteorological Agency said was the earliest major heat wave in more than four decades.
 

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Not surprisingly, Florida's insurance companies are also folding right and left.
Florida-based insurers such as FedNat began writing homeowners’ policies in other states right as they were hit with major storms. The company expanded in Louisiana as the state was hit by Laura in 2020 and Ida in 2021, and in Texas as the state sustained major damage and power outages from the 2021 winter storm.

FedNat said in a financial statement in November 2021 that its geographic expansion “was well-intended” but coincided with “the unprecedented number of catastrophe weather events that affected Texas and Louisiana over the past 15 months.”
Because no one could possibly have predicted this? Seriously?
 

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Not surprisingly, Florida's insurance companies are also folding right and left.

Because no one could possibly have predicted this? Seriously?
I'm sure some tax cuts and a bailout will make everything right as rain for the shareholders.
 

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Quote for the day, which I find comforting in an oddly perverse way.
“The destruction of the natural world is not the result of global capitalism, industrialisation, ‘Western civilisation’ or any flaw in human institutions. It is a consequence of the evolutionary success of an exceptionally rapacious primate. Throughout all of history and prehistory, human advance has coincided with ecological devastation.” ― John Gray, Straw Dogs: Thoughts On Humans And Other Animals
 

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Laugh or cry?
Global Warming: Why the problem is worse – and solutions simpler – than you thought
Solutions, he says, are more politically achievable than most would consider given today's polarized political environment:
  • Improve efficiency, including upping car mileage standards to 60 miles per gallon of gasoline, up from 35 mpg today.
  • Expand clean, safe renewable energy, particularly home rooftop solar.
  • Change personal consumption practices
  • Stop destroying forests
  • Support reproductive freedom.