Tom Nelson posts this hilarious rush to connect a hot day to CO2 induced heat.
UPDATE: Photo of the dumpster fire found, see below.
[retweeted by Michael Tobis] In Oklahoma, it’s so hot the streetlights are melting: http://bit.ly/N1xUPB
Hey Senator @InhofePress, even your streetlights are saying #ImTooHot http://ow.ly/cHbX4
Sen Inhofe, God may be trying to get your attention. Check out this picture http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2012/08/02/630211/in-oklahoma-its-so-hot-the-street-lights-are-melting/ …[Now-deleted Climate Progress post] In Oklahoma, It’s So Hot The Street Lights Are Meltingfrom Climate Progress by Stephen Lacey (picture follows)
Here’s a picture from Stillwater, Oklahoma, where temperatures will reach has high as 115 degrees today. The photo comes from Patrick Hunter, who sent the picture to KFOR-TV.
Oklahoma continues to get scorched by extreme heat…
Even as residents swelter in the relentless heat, Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe continued his tirade about man-made global warming during a Senate hearing yesterday, saying the science had “collapsed.”
It appears the only thing collapsing are the street lights.
Taylor-Brandy Thompson Whoever sent the pic didn’t have all the details. Plastic bulbs melted from a dumpster fire; dumpster was used for construction, although fire did start because of the heat. I saw it with my own eyes across the street from my office.
UPDATE: I wonder if it ever occurred to these guys to check to see how many streetlights melt in Phoenix (or Riyadh and Baghdad) each year where the temperature routinely reaches 115°F and as high as 122°F ? Or why only two globes melted on one side?
Phoenix has a subtropical desert climate (Köppen: BWh), typical of the Sonoran Desert in which it lies. Phoenix has extremely hot summers and warm winters. The average summer high temperatures are some of the hottest of any major city in the United States, and approach those of cities such as Riyadh and Baghdad. The temperature reaches and exceeds 100°F (38°C), on average for 110 days of the year, including most days from late May through to early September. Highs top 110 °F (43 °C) an average of 18 days during the year. On June 26, 1990, the temperature reached an all-time recorded high of 122 °F (50 °C).
They are High density polyethelene HDPE
Polyethylene White Street Light Globes
Melting Point: 266°F 130°C
UPDATE3: Senator Inhofe’s office say via email to me they will be releasing a press release shortly, responding to the criticisms. NOW ONLINE HERE
UPDATE4: here’s a photo of the dumpster fire, provided by KFOR-TV via Inhofe’s Press Office
UPDATE5: here’s the ThinkProgress web page with the original post