The denier cultists have to ignore this news item, Abe. Acknowledging that a whole continent just had its hottest year on record might disrupt some of the myths that the deniers hold dear, like the one that claims that the the Earth is now "cooling" because it was really cold in someone's backyard last week (in the winter). The deniers just have to shut their eyes, stick their fingers in their ears and shout LA-LA-LA-LA when you try to point out to them that more places around the world had hotter than average temperatures than the number of places that had colder than average temperatures this last year, which is why 2013 is going to be the seventh warmest year on record.
•The combined global land and ocean average surface temperature for the year-to-date (January–November) was 0.62°C (1.12°F) above the 20th century average of 14.0°C (57.2°F), tying with 2002 as the fourth warmest such period on record.
Yup. let one of us post the coldest year for somewhere and they are quick to state that it is local and not world wide. Then they trot this crap out.Once again the AGW cultists show that local weather is climate, even though they post often that it is not.
Who cares? You were just on about how cold temps in the US did not matter because the world was not the US, now your all aglow about some temps in Australia. Last I checked they are not the whole world either.Who is after the coldest year???
You're misinformed, as usual. Global temperatures have, in fact, gone up quite significantly since 1998. As was pointed out by the head of the World Meteorological Organization, in the article that I just cited, all of the warmest years on record, going back to the mid to late 1800s, have happened since 1998, and even the coldest years that have occurred since 1998 have been warmer than the warmest years before 1998. Of course, that's just referring to the surface air temperature record which only accounts for about 3% of the total heat energy being retained by the Earth from the sun's input. Over 90% of the sun energy is absorbed by the oceans which have been shown to be heating up faster in the last decade and at greater depth than they were before. Some of the extra heat energy the Earth has been retaining has been going into melting the Arctic ice cap, Greenland, West Antarctica, the mountain glaciers, and the permafrost, and the speed of that melting has also increased in the last several decades. Recent studies, using satellite measurements that can better calculate the actual warming in the Arctic than the surface station records, show that even the rate of global average surface air temperature increases that was seen in the 1980s & 90s has not slowed down or 'paused' since 1998.Ohh and care to tell us why the temps have not gone up since 1998?
The Wamers want you to be in hysteria because tempatures are rising.
Do you always flap yap with no information at all to back you up on every subject you address?The Wamers want you to be in hysteria because tempatures are rising.
What they don't want you to know is that global tempatures have been going up steadily for the last 12,000 years (since the last ice age) and that it is perfectly natural.
I never said it was climate but temps for an entire continent for an entire year is a hell of a lot closer than the nightly weather report from Green Bay.Once again the AGW cultists show that local weather is climate, even though they post often that it is not.
Because they haven't.Once again the AGW cultists show
Still waiting for a real explanation, if CO2 is causing warming how come global temps stopped growing in 1998?