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U.S. Climate: Warmest YTD on Record

Posted by feww on September 11, 2012

Drought-related stress affecting 80% of U.S. corn and soybeans, causing crops failure

The January-August 2012 was the warmest first 8 months of any year on record for the contiguous United States. The national temperature of 58.7°F (14.3°C) was 4.0°F above the 20th century average, and 1.0°F above the previous record warm in 2006, NOAA said.

  • Summer 2012 was the 3rd hottest summer on record for the contiguous United States since recordkeeping began 117 years ago. [ 2011 and 1936 had higher summer temperatures for the Lower 48.]

Temperature Anomalies, June – August  2012

Reds show June-August temperatures up to 8° F warmer than average. Blues show temperatures up to 2° F cooler than average—the darker the color, the larger the difference. Source: NOAA

  • During the period, 33 states had record warm and an additional 12 states experienced top ten warm.
  • The average temperature for the Lower 48 between June and August was higher than 74°F (24.3°C), which is more than 2° F above the 20th century average.
  • “The average global temperature across land and oceans during July 2012 was 0.62°C (1.12°F) above the 20th century average of 15.8°C (60.4°F) and ranked as the fourth warmest July since records began in 1880. The previous three months—April, May, and June—also ranked among the top five warmest for their respective months. July 2012 marks the 36th consecutive July and 329th consecutive month with a global temperature above the 20th century average.” NOAA reported.


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2011 warmest year with La Niña event

Posted by feww on November 30, 2011

Global Climate 2011: Warmest year with La Niña, 10th warmest year, lowest Arctic sea ice volume

Average global temperatures this year so far are the 10th highest on record and are higher than all previous years with a La Niña event, which has a relative cooling effect, WMO reported.

Disaster Calendar 2011 – November 30

[November 30, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,568 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Global. World’s 13 warmest years on record have all occurred since 1997, a period of 15 years. The heating has impacted the extent of Arctic sea ice which fell to its second lowest this year, with its volume being the lowest ever recorded.
    • The 2002-2011 period is the warmest decade on record (jointly with 2001-2010), some 0.46°C above the long-term average.

    • Average global temperatures this year so far are the 10th highest on record and are higher than all previous years with a La Niña event, which has a relative cooling influence, WMO reported.
    • “Our role is to provide the scientific knowledge to inform action by decision makers,” said WMO Secretary-General Michel Jarraud in a press release.
    • “Our science is solid and it proves unequivocally that the world is warming and that this warming is due to human activities,” he added.
    • “Surface air temperatures were above the long-term average in 2011 over most land areas of the world. The largest departures from average were over Russia, especially in northern Russia where January-October temperatures were about 4°C above average in places,” the WMO report said.
    • “Concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached new highs. They are very rapidly approaching levels consistent with a 2-2.4 degree Centigrade rise in average global temperatures which scientists believe could trigger far reaching and irreversible changes in our Earth, biosphere and oceans.” WMO’s Jarraud said.

[Hate to break this to you, Secretary-General Jarraud, but we saw  the “you’ve now passed the tipping point” sign down the highway many miles ago. FIRE-EARTH]

  • Up-to-date weekly average CO2 at Mauna Loa

    • Week of November 20, 2011:     390.44 ppm
    • Weekly value from 1 year ago:     389.38 ppm
    • Weekly value from 10 years ago:     370.11 ppm
  • Recent Global CO2

    • September 2011:     388.04 ppm
    • September 2010:     386.44 ppm

The graph shows recent monthly mean carbon dioxide globally averaged over marine surface sites. Source: ESRL

  • Time history of atmospheric CO2 (2011 update)

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Ten Climate Change Lies, Myths and Misconceptions

Posted by feww on December 9, 2009

Climate Change Lie #10

Climategate: Courtesy of rent-a-scientist crowd at UK’s East Anglia University (UEA) who dabble on both sides of the fence

The new, fool the uninformed public disinformation go along the following lines:

What Climate Change? Warm weather anywhere? Ice melting? Drought and Deluge? When was the last time there was even heavy rain other than the Monsoon in India? El Niño was a once in a lifetime affair that occurred in the last century!

David Holland, an electrical engineer [graduated when the mains still carried DC current] saying that it was “like David versus Goliath” as he took on the rest of the British scientific community:

“These guys called climate scientists have not done any more physics or chemistry than I did. A lifetime in engineering gives you a very good antenna. It also cures people of any self belief they cannot be wrong. You clear up a lot of messes during a lifetime in engineering. I could be wrong on global warming – I know that – but the guys on the other side don’t believe they can ever be wrong.”

David Holland, the Lech Walesa of climate change denialland, is seeking prosecutions against some of Britain’s “most eminent academics” for allegedly holding back information in breach of disclosure laws. Photo: DAVID ROSE. Source: The Daily Telegraph, UK
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He’s right about one thing: Don’t buy a second-hand car from the British climatologist, economist, Cambridge physicists, Oxford wranglers, UEA hagglers…

Some of our UK-based colleagues had previously expressed their distrust of

  • British “climatologists” (starting with Lord Stern)
  • The University of East Anglia boffins, especially their climatologists and modelers
  • Some of the senior staff at Hadley Climate Research Unit

Sure enough in the time old James Bond tradition, a spy who came in from the cold, a true professional who was not commercially motivated:

  • Guessed that leading British scientists at the University of East Anglia were manipulating climate change data. [Who told him the boffins were on to something?]
  • Managed to hack the email accounts of two dozen scientists (hacker had nothing to do with the Virgin empire) at UEA. [Who told him how to break into the  UEA computer.]
  • Found incriminating evidence that Climate Change was a great hoax. [Who told him where to find exactly what he was looking for on the computer?]
  • Located a Russian server [somehow that was meant to lend more street cred] to host the stolen emails [And NO! Neither the British mega-business, nor the British govt agents played any part in that.]

Singlehandedly, the Lech Walesa—he was an electrical engineer, too—of climate change denialland, shot a big hole through the climate change theory, mortally wounding the discredited myth [sic.] As a UK blogger proudly put it:

Climategate: the final nail in the coffin of ‘Anthropogenic Global Warming!’

Conclusion: Climate Change Lie #10 is all about doing business as usual.

As Warren Buffett, the Sausage from Omaha, put it:

If the world were falling apart I’d still invest in companies.”

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