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NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory snapped this multi-wavelength extreme ultraviolet image of the sun, showing the Aug. 1, 2010, solar eruption that blasted charged particles toward Earth. The Class C3 solar flare triggered stunning aurora displays and geomagnetic storms on Earth that lasted about 12 hours. Space.com – Sun Aug 8, 12:30 pm ET – credit: NASA/SDO/AIA

NASA MODIS image from Aug. 5, 2010, shows a large chunk of ice has broken away from Greenland’s Petermann Glacier (iceberg is just to the right of center). Washington Post – Credit: NASA
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NASA, via Jason Box, Ohio State University. New York Times.
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FILE – These two satellite images provided by NASA taken on July 28, 2010, left, and Aug. 5, 2010, right, shows the Petermann Glacier in Northern Greenland. A giant ice island, seen in image at right, has broken off the Petermann Glacier. A University of Delaware researcher says the floating ice sheet covers 100 square miles (260 sq. kilometers) — more than four times the size of New York’s Manhattan Island. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) says the weather-related cataclysms of July and August fit patterns predicted by climate scientists, although those scientists always shy from tying individual disasters directly to global warming. (AP Photo/NASA) Thu Aug 12, 5:39 AM ET

REUTERS/Charles W Luzier (UNITED STATES) April 26, 2007. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES POLITICS SCI TECH) August 12, 2009. REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud (SWITZERLAND SCI TECH IMAGES OF THE DAY) September 9, 2009.
Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has some advice for the people of Earth – it’s time to get off. “I believe that the long-term future of the human race must be in space,” Hawking said to Big Think , a global forum that includes interviews with experts. “It will be difficult enough to avoid disaster on planet Earth in the next hundred years, let alone the next thousand, or million. The human race shouldn’t have all its eggs in one basket, or on one planet. Let’s hope we can avoid dropping the basket until we have spread the load.”  Fox Tampa Bay – Monday, 09 Aug 2010, 10:01 AM EDT

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin looks through a blister window of an Emergencies Ministry’s amphibian multi-role jet to drop water over the forest fires in Ryazan region, some 180 km (111 miles) southeast of Moscow, Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010. Putin joined the crew of a firefighting airplane Tuesday to observe putting out two of the hundreds of wildfires that are sweeping western Russia and cloaking Moscow in suffocating smog. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Pool) Tue Aug 10, 11:38 AM ET Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin sits in the co-pilot’s seat at a cockpit of an Emergencies Ministry’s Beriev Be-200 amphibian multirole jet flying drop water over a a forest fires in Ryazan region, some 180 km (111 miles) southeast of Moscow, Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010. Putin joined the crew of a firefighting airplane Tuesday and helped put out two of the hundreds of wildfires that are sweeping western Russia and cloaking Moscow in suffocating smog. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Pool) Tue Aug 10, 11:40 AM ET

Maps showing the location of fires and radioactive areas across Russia. The first planeloads of US aid for the Russian wildfire tragedy arrived in Moscow on Saturday as firefighters battled to contain a fire still raging close to a top secret nuclear facility. (AFP/Graphic) Sat Aug 14, 10:01 AM ET

The end of a bridge across the Moskva River is seen through a thick blanket of smog hanging over Moscow, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010. Relentless heat, thickening smoke, dubious officialdom — it’s a lot to have on one’s mind, and a prominent Russian physician warns that worrying about it all could be dangerous. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev) Wed Aug 4, 1:17 PM ET The death toll from the worst wildfires in Russia’s modern history rose to 50 as new fires broke out faster than emergency services could put out the old ones, officials said. (AFP/Artyom Korotayev) Thu Aug 5, 9:19 AM ET

People wearing protective masks look at the Moscow Kremlin shrouded in smog, August 4, 2010. Air quality levels in Moscow tumbled to an eight-year low on Wednesday as the Russian capital was blanketed in thick smoke from forest and peat fires, said Moscow’s state agency for monitoring air pollution. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin (RUSSIA – Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER) Wed Aug 4, 4:31 PM ET Soldiers lay a water pipeline through the forest in an attempt to extinguish forest fires in the Vladimir region, some 200 km.(124 miles) east of Moscow, August 10, 2010. REUTERS/Mikhail Voskresensky Thu Aug 12, 10:14 AM ET

Tourists cool down themselves in a fountain at the central Prague’s Wenceslas Square as the heat wave raised temperature over 35 degrees celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit) July 16, 2010. REUTERS/Petr Josek (CZECH REPUBLIC – Tags: ENVIRONMENT) SOCIETY) Fri Jul 16, 2:30 PM ET A man swims in a fountain outside the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Friday, July 16, 2010. A heat wave hit central Russia with temperatures rising above 30C (86F) breaking temperature records. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev) Fri Jul 16, 8:37 AM ET

CHICAGO June storms brought high winds and heavy rains, knocking out windows and leaving thousands without electricity. New York Times – M. Spencer Green / Associated Press

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Trend continues with second hottest July on record

APBy RANDOLPH E. SCHMID,

AP Science Writer  –  Fri Aug 13, 7:33 pm ET

WASHINGTON – The Earth continues to feel the heat. Last month was the second warmest July on record, and so far 2010 remains on track to be the hottest year.

Worldwide, the average temperature in July was 61.6 degrees Fahrenheit (16.5 Celsius), the National Climatic Data Center reported Friday. Only July 1998 was hotter since recordkeeping began more than a century ago.

And the January-July period was the warmest first seven months of any year on record, averaging 58.1 F (14.5 C). In second place was January-July of 1998.

The report comes after a month of worldwide extremes including floods, fires, melting ice and feverish heat. Atmospheric scientists have grown increasingly concerned about human-induced global warming in recent years, though political pressures and fierce arguments about climate change have slowed efforts to develop solutions.

The climate center noted that a condition called La Nina developed during July as the waters of the central Pacific Ocean cooled. This is expected to last through the Northern Hemisphere winter 2010-2011. That could be bad news for the Gulf of Mexico as La Nina years tend to have more hurricanes, and such storms could interfere with the clean up of the oil spilled in that region.

For the United States the center noted that “intense heat either tied, or shattered, July monthly temperature records in several East Coast cities, including Washington, Atlantic City, N.J. and Hartford, Conn.”

It was the hottest July on record for Delaware and Rhode Island and every East Coast state from Maine to Florida ranked in its top ten warmest. Only Montana, Idaho, and Texas had average temperatures that were below-normal for the month. Rainfall, averaged across the country, was much-above-normal in July, ranking in the 10 ten percent in the 1895-2010 period. Much of the Plains and Upper Midwest experienced above normal wetness, the climate center noted. “Wisconsin had its second wettest July, while Texas had its fourth, Iowa its fifth and Missouri its eighth” wettest.

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An aerial view shows Rohjan area in southern Pakistan flooded on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010. The deadly, waterborne disease cholera has surfaced in flood-ravaged northwest of Pakistan, the U.N. confirmed Saturday, adding to the misery of 20 million people the government says have been made homeless by the disaster. A fresh surge of floodwater swelled the Indus River, threatening previously spared cities and towns in the south. (AP Photo/Khalid Tanveer) Sat Aug 14, 10:25 AM ET Displaced Pakistani flood victims wait in a queue for food relief at a camp in Nowshera, Pakistan on Friday, Aug. 13, 2010. International aid for Pakistani flood victims is coming in slowly compared to other recent disasters despite the massive number of people affected and the potential for dire economic consequences in a country key to Western hopes in the fight against Islamist extremists. (AP Photo / Mohammad Sajjad) Sat Aug 14, 9:47 AM ET

A combination of satellite images shows Nowshera, Pakistan, and the surrounding area in October 7, 2007 (L), and on August 5, 2010 (R), after the surrounding area became flooded as captured by DigitalGlobe satellite and released to Reuters on August 13, 2010. Floods, triggered by torrential monsoon downpours, have engulfed Pakistan’s Indus river basin, killing more than 1,600 people, forcing two million from their homes and disrupting the lives of 14 million people, or 8 percent of the population. REUTERS/DigitalGlobe/Handout (PAKISTAN – Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS« Fri Aug 13, 1:28 PM ET

A view shows the landslide-hit Zhouqu County of Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province, Gansu Province August 10, 2010. Engineers battled on Tuesday to drain an unstable lake created by the country’s deadliest landslide in decades, threatening new misery for a devastated northwestern China town if it bursts its banks. REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA – Tags: SOCIETY DISASTER) Tue Aug 10, 7:22 AM ET Chinese rescuers use explosives in an attempt to clear blockages and release the water in flood-hit Zhouqu, northwest China’s Gansu province on August 11. Heavy rains are compounding the misery of the Chinese town devastated by mudslides that have killed 1,117 people, with new floods hampering relief efforts and the stench of death pervasive. (AFP) Thu Aug 12, 7:29 AM ET

Soldiers and rescuers evacuates villagers from the mudslide-hit Qingping town in Hanwang in southwest China’s Sichuan province Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010. Flooding and rains had killed about 1,500 people across China this year even before the landslide. The country experiences seasonal flooding every summer but storms this year were especially severe, causing tens of billions of dollars in damage across 28 provinces and regions. (AP Photo) ** CHINA OUT ** Sat Aug 14, 10:40 AM ET Soldiers using a military helicopter evacuate villagers from the mudslide-hit Qingping town in Hanwang in southwest China’s Sichuan province Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010. Flooding and rains had killed about 1,500 people across China this year even before the landslide. The country experiences seasonal flooding every summer but storms this year were especially severe, causing tens of billions of dollars in damage across 28 provinces and regions. (AP Photo) ** CHINA OUT ** Sat Aug 14, 10:37 AM ET

Rahma Sarita bersama Aryo Widyardi pada Kabar Petang 16 Agustus 2010.


Surat ini sudah aku persiapkan sejak kemarin tanggal 15 Agustus 2010, tapi karena ada beberapa foto yang belum lengkap maka aku tunda dulu untuk cari di Internet dan karena kalau cari info di Internet itu suka ketemu bahan lain yang penting juga maka penundaan jadi lebih lama.

Sampai tadi siang sekitar jam satu sebetulnya sudah lengkap dan tinggal ditulis, tapi lalu karena menemukan sekitar seratus foto mobil classic dari para pembaca di Washington Post maka tertunda lagi, apalagi seratus lebih foto-foto mobil itu kadang tersendat waktu didownload. Jam setengah tiga aku mau mulai karena foto-foto mobil itu sudah terlihat semua dan sebagian sudah aku save, tapi hujan mulai turun disertai petir yang cukup keras, maka aku matikan komputer khawatir kena petir. Sampai saat itu akupun jadi berpikir mungkin ada sesuatu yang menyebabkan tertunda lagi.

Ternyata betul juga, sore hari di Kabar Petang kamu pakai jaket warna putih sesuai dengan soal glatsier Petermann di Greenland yang aku jadikan judul surat ini.

Sebagaimana muncul di media, pada 5 Agustus 2010 sebuah pecahan pulau es dengan ukuran lebih besar dari empat kali pulau Manhattan kota New York, di glatsier Petermann Greenland, terdeteksi oleh foto satelit NASA.

Menurut Andreas Muenchow, Professor di bidang Ocean Science and Engineering dari University of Delaware, ini yang terbesar dalam 50 tahun belakangan atau sejak 1962 namun beliau memang sudah memprediksi akan terjadi. Jumlah kandungan air yang ada di iceberg yang terlepas itu dapat mencukupi kebutuhan air seluruh orang di Amerika selama 120 hari.

Pada berita lain disebutkan pula bahwa periode Januari-Juli 2010 tercatat sebagai rekor paling panas suhu bumi, dengan tempat kedua diduduki oleh periode sama pada tahun 1998. Sedangkan seperti terlihat pada foto paling atas terlihat bumi ketika mengalami Tsunami badai matahari pada 1 Agustus 2010 yang lalu.

Juga terjadi kebakaran hutan di sekitar 200 lokasi berbeda di Rusia pada awal Agustus 2010 lalu yang menjadikan kebakaran terburuk di sepanjang sejarah modern Rusia, serta banjir di Pakistan dan Cina. Ahli fisika Stephen Hawkings dari Inggris pada awal Agustus 2010 lalu mengungkapkan ide agar manusia mempersiapkan untuk pindah ke planet lain.

Mengenai iceberg yang terlepas di Petermann itu, mungkin isyarat agar aku jangan suka makan pete sebab dapat menunda perwujudan skema Rahm Emmanuel yaitu kita menikah dan kamu mendampingi aku saat aku ketemu ajal untuk kebaikan umat manusia. Paragraf yang ini sepintas seperti nggak serius, padahal ini serius, kalau sampai kamu nggak mau menikah sama aku gara-gara aku suka makan pete ‘kan berabe juga. Tapi kalau kamu yang makan pete, untuk aku sih sedap aja.

Dalam bulan Ramadhan yang penuh berkah ini kita berdoa saja agar Allah SWT memberikan jalan keluar terbaik untuk umat manusia dari semua persoalan yang dihadapi.


Jakarta, 16 Agustus 2010.
wassalam,


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sumber untuk tulisan di surat: New York Times, BBC News, ITN.


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