2010 The hottest year on record

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    NOAA: This year warmest on record so far

    So far, this has been the hottest year in recorded history.

    On Friday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released new data showing that, from January to July, the average global temperature was 58.1 degrees. That was 1.22 degrees over the average from the 20th century, and the hottest since 1880, when reliable records begin.

    And, while NOAA experts say global climate change isn't the only reason that 2010 has been so hot--an El Nino event earlier in the year pushed temperatures up--it's still the most important reason.

    Post Carbon: NOAA: This year warmest on record so far - David A. Fahrenthold
     
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    Its not the warmest year on record in CA.
     
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    Nor in South America.
     
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    One of the primary predictions of global warming is that the weather swings will be wider and wilder, with an overall warming trend.

    There were places in the US that had a very cold winter, that are now having a record summer heat wave. We shall see what the average is for the continents at the end of the year. Right now, we have had a year that is in contention with 1998 for the warmest year on record.
     
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    Years the earth has been around: 6 billion.
    Years human beings have been keeping records of temperature: 120
    Liberals' tin hat warnings: priceless
     
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    When you long range POV is 6 billion years old?

    That will matter.

    Until then? Your sense of perspective (and sensitivity to change) ought to be just a tad shorter than that.
     
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    And my tomatoes, peppers, okra, peas, and cucumbers have never been more productive.

    I like it, I love it, I want some more of it,
     
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    Shall we be a bit more accurate when we are throwing numbers around? 4.53 billion years. And in that time, there have been several extinction events caused by rapid natural increases in GHGs. The physics of such events care nothing at all as to whether the increase in GHGs is natural or man caused, the results will be the same.

    The science and the scientists are completely clear on this subject. We are creating another great extinction, and while man as a species may survive, the world we know today will be gone forever. That is going to be your legacy, your gift to your descendents.
     
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    Assuming that we have any descendents.
     

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