Where such a lot of heat would have come from at that hour is hard to say. It takes an enormous amount of energy to raise air temperature and the sun was obviously not there to do it. This is a real weather anomaly, and a disturbing one. Another example of the fact that we are entering unknown territory when it comes to climate. And yet, just yesterday, Rush Limbaugh was condeming Republican candidates for agreeing that global warming was real. Then his darling Sarah Palin said the same thing, so will he trash her on Monday? The global warming deniers have lost this debate–too late, I fear, for us to do much of anything about it, though, not without decisive and massive international effort and a lot of scientific catchup. http://bit.ly/mSgEh8
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