The payments to Lintner were not the only example of Laundromat payments to people who say and do good things for the country. On the same October day Lintner got paid, Polux sent €20,000 ($27,000) to Kalin Mitrev, the husband of UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova, for “supervision services.”
NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies (GISS) tracks atmospheric global temperature climate trends. As environmental engineer, D Kelly O’Day, explained on (link no longer available): To facilitate assessments of long term trends, climatologists compare the mean for a base period with the annual mean. Differences between the annual mean and baseline mean are called anomalies. GISS uses the 1951 - 1980 period for their baseline period. They use the difference between the annual mean and the baseline mean to determine the global temperature anomaly for the year.
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According to the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, more than 42 million people were displaced in Asia and the Pacific during 2010 and 2011, more than twice the population of Sri Lanka. This figure includes those displaced by storms, floods, and heat and cold waves. Still others were displaced drought and sea-level rise. Most of those compelled to leave their homes eventually returned when conditions improved, but an undetermined number became migrants, usually within their country, but also across national borders. 
Analysis by Benjamin Strauss. Special thanks to Robert Kopp (Rutgers University), William Sweet (NOAA), and Klaus Bitterman (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research) for work on the original analysis.
Table 3: Summary measures for the impact of floods on human populations, 1980-2009 (N=4,093)* *Figures are based on the highest reported number of deaths or injuries in an event. Deaths were reported in 4,093 events. Homeless, injured, and total affected populations are reported only by EM-DAT, thus ranges are not presented for overall impact estimates.