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That's nearly a year's worth of rain for Baltimore, and it all fell on Mumbai (Bombay), India in just 24 hours on Tuesday and Wednesday. Ninety-nine people have been killed, buildings have collapsed and landslides have been reported. The historic rains - the heaviest ever recorded for India - have flooded streets waist-high and done significant damage to livestock and other property.

July 28: The news from Mumbai only gets worse. Here is an updated news story.

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It may not be a symptom of global warming. After all, records are made to be broken eventually. But it sure is consistent with predictions for more extreme weather events around the world, such as the record drought and heat now scorching parts of Western Europe (see earlier posts), and melting arctic ice. Anyone have any thoughts about the significance, if any, of such events?

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