• 2010 tied with 2005 as warmest year on record
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[url]http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2011/0112/Global-warming-waning-Hardly.-2010-was-tied-as-warmest-year-on-record[/url] [release]Last year tied 2005 as the warmest year on record, federal climatologists said Wednesday, adding that an analysis of the year's data strengthened the notion that greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels are continuing to warm Earth's climate. According to a preliminary analysis of year-end data released Wednesday, the global average temperature in 2010 topped the 20th century average by 1.12 degrees Fahrenheit. This caps a decade marked by nine of the 10 warmest years on record and represents the 34th consecutive year in which global average temperatures topped the 20th-century average, according to data compiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C. In addition, the year was the wettest on record globally, although rain and snowfall varied widely from place to place. A moderate-to-strong El Nino pattern in the eastern Pacific and a similarly energetic La Nina that followed played key roles in 2010 in setting up conditions that contributed both to temperature and precipitation patterns during the year. The two patterns alternate over periods of two to seven years in the tropical Pacific. El Nino brings an expanse of warm water from the western Pacific to a region of the ocean off northern South America, while La Nina replaces the warm water with unusually cold water. These swings trigger changes in atmospheric circulation patterns that, while most prominent in the tropics, also affect circulation patters at higher latitudes as well. But while these natural swings in Earth's climate played important roles in shaping seasonal weather patterns, as well as the year's global-temperature ranking, NOAA officials say, so has global warming – particularly over the past 30 to 40 years. [b]Climate has not stopped warming[/b] "There has been some notion people have put forth that the climate stopped warming in about 2005. This years' results show that notion lacks credibility," said David Easterling, who heads the Climatic Data Center's scientific services division. Instead, he says, the year-end analysis "reinforces the notion that we're seeing an influence on the climate by greenhouse gases." That might seem counterintuitive to residents of the US South, for instance, who are still thawing out from heavy snows. But researchers caution against confusing a seasonal storm with climate, which is a decade- to centuries-long average of temperature, precipitation, and other atmospheric conditions. "Climate change is a global phenomenon and a long-term phenomenon," Dr. Easterling explains. Unusually cold temperatures, such as those the Eastern US has experienced over the past two winters, merely reflect natural variations that are superimposed on the much-longer-term warming trend. Global climate – changing or relatively stable – encompasses much more in time and space than a winter Nor'easter burying New England under a foot or more of snow. Data for 2010 also revealed a warm and wet year on average for the continental United States, according to the data center's analysis. Heavy snow in the East last February and record warmth in the summer along the southeast and into New England "were two fairly remarkable events," said Derek Arndt, who heads the center's climate monitoring branch. [b]Extra precipitation had benefits[/b] Rain and snowfall over the US in 2010 topped the long-term precipitation average by 1.02 inches, while 2010 marked the 14th consecutive year when the average annual temperature topped the long-term average. That extra precipitation provided some tangible benefits, reducing the extent of areas experiencing drought to roughly 8 percent of the country by July. At the same time the moisture contributed to fewer wildfires. By fall, however, drought conditions began to expand into the South. So far, the average annual temperature in the US has been rising about 0.12 degrees F per decade since 1895, while precipitation has been rising by around 0.18 inches a decade.[/release] rah rah socialist conspiracy rah rah Climate change is happening, people, and that's a fact.
Well, in the words of dear Bender. We're boned.
So it wasn't as high in 6,7,8 and 9?
[QUOTE=Am I Really?;27451016]So it wasn't as high in 6,7,8 and 9?[/QUOTE] The world was not quite as hot in those 3 years as it was in 2005 and 2010. Here's a nice graph: [url]http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/509796main_GISS_annual_temperature_anomalies_running.pdf[/url]
[QUOTE=Prismatex;27451051]The world was not quite as hot in those 3 years as it was in 2005 and 2010. Here's a nice graph: [URL]http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/509796main_GISS_annual_temperature_anomalies_running.pdf[/URL][/QUOTE] Then why are you talking about this climate change
[QUOTE=Am I Really?;27451068]Then why are you talking about this climate change[/QUOTE] Because as the years have gone by the average temperature has been higher and higher each year, indicating the brutally obvious. It's getting warmer.
[QUOTE=Am I Really?;27451068]Then why are you talking about this climate change[/QUOTE] what is this variation concept you speak of i ask you this as a denizen of the linearity dimension
Warmer? Really? It's been getting colder here.
[QUOTE=BmB;27451111]Warmer? Really? It's been getting colder here.[/QUOTE] Global climate change doesn't necessarily make everywhere warmer, ocean currents and the like get effected and that in turn effects the weather patterns in an area, could mean less cloud or more cloud and shit like that. Either way, we're shooting ourselves in the foot, it's getting to a point when we'll reach tipping point and whatever we try just won't have any effect.
[QUOTE=Am I Really?;27451068]Then why are you talking about this climate change[/QUOTE] Look at the graph.
[QUOTE=bravehat;27451141]Global climate change doesn't necessarily make everywhere warmer, ocean currents and the like get effected and that in turn effects the weather patterns in an area, could mean less cloud or more cloud and shit like that. Either way, we're shooting ourselves in the foot, it's getting to a point when we'll reach tipping point and whatever we try just won't have any effect.[/QUOTE] Yeah, but it's funny how things get more normal here as the weather gets warmer elsewhere.
rah rah socialist conspiracy rah rah brb, stockpiling food and guns for chinese invasion after the west spends all of its military budget on combating climate change.
[QUOTE=BmB;27451236]Yeah, but it's funny how things get more normal here as the weather gets warmer elsewhere.[/QUOTE] Not really, one of the expected effects of global warming is that a lot of places get hit by massive blizzards and pretty much gets buried in the snow and that most of the UK will go underwater.
It isn't really warm here.
[QUOTE=D3N1ZFTW;27451316]It isn't really warm here.[/QUOTE] Irrelevant, local temperatures aren't indicative of global variations. "What global warming, It's snowing like crazy here, if it's getting hotter then why is it snowing" arguments blow dick.
Can we stop calling Global Weather Change: "Global Warming"?
Pretty sure that's the reason we coined the term climate change, to stop all the retarded "Hur dur it's snowing no global wamring here" bullcrap.
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[QUOTE=Drag#!;27451433][url]http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5576670191369613647#[/url][/QUOTE] Skimmed through this a little. It makes a lot of baseless assertions about the political and ideological aspects of global warming and fails to take into account that more people benefit from debunking climate change than those who benefit from climate change science. It also argues for the hypothesis that the sun is the driving factor in climate change, when that has been proven false. And then mentions natural climate change cycles, but fails to mention that our current warming period is not one of them. It's wrong about the ocean's being the largest source of CO2, it's wrong about the cooling period after WWII, it's wrong, it's wrong about Vostok, and it's made by a giant conservative.
Wait, isn't the ocean one of the worlds largest producers of Oxygen? even more so than the amazon rainforest?
Fucking warmest? It was -15 for most of December in Scotland! Edit: Oh, America.
[QUOTE=Tymoschuk;27452732]Fucking warmest? It was -15 for most of December in Scotland! Edit: Oh, America.[/QUOTE] Again, that retarded "It's cold here so no climate change" fallacy again. Yeah dude I know it was fucking freezing here, that's kinda the point.
[QUOTE=Tymoschuk;27452732]Fucking warmest? It was -15 for most of December in Scotland! Edit: Oh, America.[/QUOTE] Global temperatures. If the earth is getting warmer then(as stated before) currents carrying warm water get diluted and it gets colder in the regions that require those currents to stay temperate.
Dr. Facepunch, PHD said that climate change isnt real so it isnt.
[QUOTE=Coffee;27451396]Can we stop calling Global Weather Change: "Global Warming"?[/QUOTE] Average global temperatures are increasing so global warming is a perfectly accurate term "climate change" was introduced to placate moronic conservatives who don't realize that there is more to the world than what they can see off their back porch in their gun sight
Its also the lowest. There was a pretty big temperature range(in Ireland, dont know about other countries) of around -12 to -15 on the coldest day to around 30 to 40 on the hottest.
[QUOTE=bravehat;27451260]Not really, one of the expected effects of global warming is that a lot of places get hit by massive blizzards and pretty much gets buried in the snow and that most of the UK will go underwater.[/QUOTE] We're not even getting that we're just getting back to the kind of temperature levels it was like 15 years ago.
What happen to 1998 being hottest? Also at least the antarctic ice has grown to replace the north poles' missing ice so we don't have those sea level rises we were promised Meanwhile why do their maps only count from 1971 to 2000? shouldn't it be 1900 to 2000? 29 years just seem to be a odd time period to use [editline]16th January 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=Zeke129;27453214]Average global temperatures are increasing so global warming is a perfectly accurate term "climate change" was introduced to placate moronic conservatives who don't realize that there is more to the world than what they can see off their back porch in their gun sight[/QUOTE] That would be valid if the south pole wasn't getting colder [editline]16th January 2011[/editline] Hey Prismatex, why did you rate me dumb instead of responding, are you disputing the fact that the south pole is getting colder and colder?
Bullshit, it's been practically raining all summer here in Melbourne Edit: Oh, America.
[QUOTE=Broseph_;27454248]What happen to 1998 being hottest? Also at least the antarctic ice has grown to replace the north poles' missing ice so we don't have those sea level rises we were promised Meanwhile why do their maps only count from 1971 to 200? shouldn't it be 1900 to 2000? 29 years just seem to be a odd time period to use [editline]16th January 2011[/editline] That would be valid if the south pole wasn't getting colder[/QUOTE] Started recording accurately in 1971?
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