ACCUMULATING PERIPHERALS


Baby, it's hot outside by mattsteinglass
January 7, 2010, 7:49 am
Filed under: Environment, Vietnam

Matthew Yglesias notes that as it’s been extremely cold lately in the eastern US, major American media organizations have been wondering where all the global warming has gone. Well, some of it has come here to Hanoi, where we’ve barely had any cold spells at all this winter, and where the Red River is now down to its lowest level in 108 years, according to the national meteorological center. Here’s what that looks like:

Dry Red River, Hanoi

Dry Red River, Hanoi

Yglesias notes that one other big hotter-than-average zone is the middle of the Pacific, location of the El Nino phenomenon that Vietnamese weather authorities say is responsible for the drought.

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