Warmest May on record

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    The Associated Press: May the heat be with you _ another record month

    (AP) – 16 hours ago WASHINGTON — And the heat goes on: It was the warmest May on record.
    Worldwide, the average temperature for the month was 58.6 degrees Fahrenheit (14.8 Celsius), the warmest May on record, back to 1880.
    That was 1.24 degrees F (0.69 C) warmer than average for the month as the planet's temperature continues to climb. Atmospheric scientists generally attribute the rising readings to the greenhouse effect, with man-made chemicals added to the atmosphere trapping heat from the sun that previously would have gone back out into space.
    This year has also marked the warmest January-May period on record, according to the report from the National Climatic Data Center, an arm of the government's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
    Looking at just the United States, May temperatures were near average with cooler-than-normal temperatures in the West balanced by warmer-than-normal readings East.
     
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    This is clearly evidence that we are all going to die when the polar icecaps melt in 3 years and turns Earth into Waterworld.

    I will be in panic mode from now until it snows in New York one day in late September and someone creates a thread about it to let us know that it proves algore is really trying to take our money and climate-nazify the world.
     
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    The warming Earth is a gigantic conspiracy!
     
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    Is it warmer than when there were no polar ice caps and the Western US was under the Great Inland Sea?
     
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    No, but what's your point? I don't want to see those times. Humans evolved during a relatively cooler era of earth's history. Why the Age of the Dinosaurs or some other epoch would have anything to do with today, is beyond me, except to serve as a distraction for the deniers when they can't answer the real questions.
     
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    Yes, I'm denying that we have anything at all to do with Global Climate changes which have been ongoing before we got here and will continue after we're all gone.
     
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    You deny that CO2 traps radiation? Where's the extra gas above historical averages coming from , if not from man, considering that we emit more in a day than all the volcanoes on earth do in a year?
     
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    If that's what really happening, why can't you repeat it in a laboratory using real values for the teeny tiny increases in CO2?

    Why is it easier to replicate conditions nanosecond after the Big Bang than to add 200PPM of CO2 to a controlled experiment tank?
     
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    0.04% of atmospheric composition. Of which we produce 0.06% of it. Yeah, it's a threat.

    I found it interesting when recently I learned that professional greenhouses pump up their CO2 content to bout 1400ppm. The plants love it and not a single worker has experienced ill effects. what're we predicted to get up to in our most fevered imagination? 360? 420? Oh noes! We're all gonna .... oh wait.. no we're not.

    How's that water vapor problem coming along? About 4% total atmospheric composition with a far higher green house gas effects. Have we been able to stop the damage it's doing to the environment?
     
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    Frank denies that all the Scientific Societies in the world, all the National Academies of science, and all the major Universities of the word know what they are talking about when they state that AGW is a fact, and a clear and present danger.

    Yet Frank believes some kooks claim that the moon is hollow:cuckoo:
     

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