The new normal.....rising temperatures

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    Hot summers (and balmier winters) may simply be the new normal, thanks to carbon dioxide lingering in the atmosphere for centuries.

    This trend reaches back further than a couple of years. There have been exactly zero months, since February 1985, with average temperatures below those for the entire 20th century. (And those numbers are not as dramatic as they could be, because the last 15 years of the 20th century included in this period raised its average temperature, thereby lessening the century-long heat differential.) That streak—304 months and counting—was certainly not broken in June 2010, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Last month saw average global surface temperatures 0.68 degree Celsius warmer than the 20th-century average of 15.5 degrees C for June—making it the warmest June at ground level since record-keeping began in 1880.

    Hot summers (and balmier winters) may simply be the new normal, thanks to carbon dioxide lingering in the atmosphere for centuries.

    This trend reaches back further than a couple of years. There have been exactly zero months, since February 1985, with average temperatures below those for the entire 20th century. (And those numbers are not as dramatic as they could be, because the last 15 years of the 20th century included in this period raised its average temperature, thereby lessening the century-long heat differential.) That streak—304 months and counting—was certainly not broken in June 2010, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Last month saw average global surface temperatures 0.68 degree Celsius warmer than the 20th-century average of 15.5 degrees C for June—making it the warmest June at ground level since record-keeping began in 1880.

    The New Normal?: Average Global Temperatures Continue to Rise: Scientific American
     
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    Yeah right:lol::lol::lol: Tell that to the Californians freezing their asses off. Or how about those poor folks in South America who really DID freeze to death with the record cold down there.


    http://en.trend.az/regions/world/ocountries/1723309.html

    Give the propaganda a break. No one pays any attention to it anymore.
     
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    Indeed.........they were still skiiing two weekends ago in northern California. A record up there. And on July 2nd, it was fcukking snowing in New Hampshire.............clearly its hot as hell everywhere!!!:lol:


    PS......."Scientific American" is a bogus science site.........dedicated to perpetuating the "man-made" global warming myth. There are scores of sites just like it. Just go Google "SourceWatch" and check out who sits on the Board of Directors...........all fcukking k00k environmentalist peers. When you care to dig deeper into who's aggressively pushing this fraudulent shit, you will find an activist environmentalist source........Greenpeace, Union of Concerned Scientists, Sierra Club, Clean Air task Force, EPA, Health Effects Insititute, Science Daily..............yada...........yada.............yada...............

    Theres a whole maga-industry out there s0ns.............all stand to gain immeasurably by continuing to sound the alarms of gloom and doom!!! To the tune of hundreds of billions!!!
     
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    the weather now is really unpredictable... make life a lot more stressful indeed...
     
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    Capt Obvious strikes again.

    Hot is the normal?? Of course it is.........has been for quite some time since we came out of the last ice age.

    Any other news you might want to clue us in on genius??
     
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    :funnyface::funnyface::funnyface:






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    I love pwning this meatheads, but especially on a Satudrday AM when I actually have some time to post up some stuff. Unlike the k00ks who spend 18 hours a day 7 days a week on this site.:clap2:
     
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    Why? Any good farmer knows you plan for the worst and hope for the best.
     
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    All this heat comes at a time when the sun—despite a recent uptick in solar storm activity, much of it associated with sunspots, since late 2008—continues to pump out slightly less energy. This diminished solar radiation should be promoting a slight cooling but is apparently outweighed by the ongoing accumulation of atmospheric greenhouse gases, particularly carbon dioxide, as scientists have predicted for more than a century. Of course year to year variations in weather cannot be conclusively tied to climate change, which is best measured by a multiyear trend, such as the long-term trend of warming into which this year fits—2000 to 2010 is already the warmest decade since records have been kept and the 10 warmest average annual surface temperatures have all occurred in the past 15 years.

    The New Normal?: Average Global Temperatures Continue to Rise: Scientific American
     
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    Wow!

    I'm sure grateful for these balmier winters or instead of just record snow we would have had Super Duper Record snow!

    Oh, all that ice melting, how come the Maldive are still above water? Where's the melted ice going, directly to outer space?
     

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