Sunday, September 9, 2007

creek bursts into flames during heat wave

Anecdotal evidence of the global warming seems to be everywhere. Over the last 40 years the average size of soft drinks sold at 7-11 has steadily increased, from 6.5 ounces in 1966 to 29.5 ounces today. That's almost a 500 percent increase.

Last evening in Kansas City, which suffered through one of the hottest August on record, thousands of residents lined the banks of a local creek to view what some where referring to as the ulimate expression of global warming. Brush Creek, long known for urban pollution problems, appeared to spontaneously combust into flames along a 3-mile stretch of the river. Wome witnesses who viewed the event described it as erie, haunting, and mysterious more than a few thought they heard the ghost of Luciana Pavorotti's tenor lifting through the smoke and fire. Even firefighters were wont for an offical response. "Although we're prepared for almost anything, I've never seen anything like this," said one as he stared into the flames.

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