Earth's lakes warming as well

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    The temperatures of Earth's largest lakes have risen in the past 25 years as a result of climate change, according to a new NASA study.

    NASA used satellite data to measure the surface temperatures of 167 lakes worldwide and found an average warming rate of .81 degrees Fahrenheit per decade and in some lakes, as much as 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit per decade, NASA said Tuesday.

    The greatest increases were in the mid- to high- latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere, in a pattern consistent with changes associated with global warming, said Simon Hook, a scientist with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California.

    "The key thing is itÂ’s an independent study that provides a new of piece evidence that warming's taking place; and it's made possible through a comprehensive view that the satellite data provides, by allowing us to look over the entire world, as opposed to a particular region," he said.

    NASA study finds Earth's lakes are warming – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs
     
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    Good. I want to go swimming. Let me know when Lake Michigan hits 65 degrees in the winter.
     
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    Another lie, just five years ago Lake Huron was at a historic low and had been at least the last 20 years. Sorry, I did not look this up on Wiki or Google, like Chris the six figure man does. I was actually there and saw it.

    I am not sure where the water level is today
     
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    You would think Libruls would be happy about global warming. If it really happens then most of the Earths' population would be killed off right? I would think they'd do what they could to speed up global warming.
     
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    1986, lake michigan had risen so high lakeshore properties had to consider seawalls.

    1995, lake michigan had receeded to 'historic' lows.

    Throughout all this time, mankind had NOTHING to do with it, and will continue to be unable to fix this.

    Temperature is the same way.
     
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    I used to live close to Lake St. Claire, in between Lake Erie and Lake Huron, Lake Huron is also where Bruce nuclear is, hence I was personally knowledgeable thus able to catch a lie.

    Thanks for the information.
     
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    So........you got your Speedo there Chris???!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    What a ridiculous study. They surveyed 167 lakes and were able to use data from 104 of them. Of that total 41 had "statistically significant" results. That's a 39% hit rate on the lakes that were used. I wonder where they were located? Near nuclear power plants? All lakes were in the northern hemisphere and 193 square miles or larger in extent. It's amazing the level to which NASA has sunk.
     
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    exactly. this is great news.
     

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