- Mar 1, 2009
- Reaction score
Low Total Solar Irradiance.
A 40% increase in CO2, a 150% increase in CH4, and a bunch of really nasty industrial GHGs.
So far this year, record temperatures globally. Looks like the latter two factors cancelled out the effect of the sun.
Now, let us look at the prior two years, 2008, and 2007.
Low Sunspot activity.
Strong and persistant La Nina.
40% increase in CO2. 150% increase in CH4. And some really nasty industrial GHGs.
So three out of four factors say that we should have had a couple of really cold years. But both years rank among the ten warmest on record.
So what happened PP? Why did not the solar effect overpower the GHG effect?
Sorry, only reporting the "warm" places does not make it either Global or warming
Even the article says this, "This record warmth will seem strange to those who have experienced an unusually cold winter. While I have not checked into this, my first guess is that the atmospheric general circulation this winter has become unusually land-locked, allowing cold air masses to intensify over the major Northern Hemispheric land masses more than usual."