Wednesday, August 1, 2007

shanghai bests baghdad

I just checked the weather forecasts for Shanghai and Baghdad today.  (This is Thursday morning.)  Baghdad is supposed to reach a high of 120 degrees while Shanghai's predicted high is only in the high 90's.  However, if you make the adjustment for humidity, it will feel like 124 in Shanghai.

We win!

After having spent a nearly a year in northern Nigeria, believe me, once the temp gets above 113 or so, it really doesn't matter any more.

Our big plans for today are to visit a steel mill of the largest steel manufacturer in the world.  Steel mills are not known for being air conditioned.  As I often tell my students, and I will need to remind three of them again today, you have to be tough to be an economics major.

Enjoy your temperate climate.

Be blessed!
RB

P.S. Shanghai's Bao Steel is not the largest steel company in world. The largest is an Indian company that recently bought up some European producers.

1 comment:

Darlene Sinclair said...

Here in the North Country we are expecting a high of 93 with lots of lovely humidity. So...we're pretty close to matching y'all!