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Last year was among the top ten warmest since modern records started in 1850

Thursday, February 6th 2014 - 04:53 UTC
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The year 2013 was among the top ten warmest years since modern records began in 1850, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). It tied with 2007 as the sixth warmest year, with a global land and ocean surface temperature that was 0.50°C (0.90°F) above the 1961–1990 average and 0.03°C (0.05°F) higher than the most recent 2001–2010 decadal average. Read full article


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  • DennisA

    “Given the record amounts of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere, global temperatures will continue to rise for generations to come,”

    There is considerable controversy about whether the current levels of greenhouse gases are a record. The work of Beck and Jaworowsky shows this not to be the case. The effect of CO2 is logarithmic and the failure of temperature to perform according to the meodels, demonstrates this reality.

    ”the 2013 global temperature was about 0.85°C above the 1961−1990 average and about 0.06°C above the 2001−2010 average. “

    The 1961-90 record is conveniently chosen because it was one of the coldest periods of the 20th century and is guaranteed to produce a warm anomaly. The use of anomaly against a pre-selected time period is the major confidence trick surrounding the claims of ”ever increasing temperature”. They then compare one year to a very short ten year period to try to claim it shows warming. Ocean surface temperature for 2013 was the warmest, 2010.

    Feb 06th, 2014 - 09:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ernest shackleton

    We can argue over the reliability of the data, but its foolishly arrogant to think that we can release billions of tons of pollutants into the atmosphere - an amount that is increasing exponentially every year - without having any effect on the climate. If we wait until the case is “proved” it will be too late. Actually it already is, we probably passed the “safe” level of atmospheric pollution at least 60 years ago. Since 1950 there has been a 7-fold increase in CO2 emissions.

    Feb 06th, 2014 - 12:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    2, I can't believe anyone is still talking about this malarky. What a waste of time this so called science.

    Feb 06th, 2014 - 01:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 3 yankeebot

    It just highlights the “self-importance” that some on this planet believe if they think that even 6Bn or more people can affect the worlds’ thermodynamics.

    If all the money wasted on this nonsense had been spent on solving the nuclear waste difficulties or bringing to fruition a working Thorium reactor we wouldn’t be seeing the Chinese STILL commissioning at least ONE FULL COAL FIRED POWER STATION PER WEEK.

    It makes all the northern countries efforts look like drop in the ocean, which they are.

    But don’t mention the forthcoming mini-Ice Age!

    Feb 06th, 2014 - 03:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ernest shackleton

    Paradoxically global warming can lead to an ice-age - esp vulnerable is NW Europe if the Gulf Stream “switches-off” due to melting polar ice reducing the salinity of the polar waters. This is a real possibility and could happen very suddenly.

    Feb 06th, 2014 - 04:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    5. Oh for gosh sakes, you've been watching “The Day after Tomorrow” too many times
    Was the Gulf Stream shut off when the Vikings were farming on Greenland?
    You're just making me laugh
    Thanks for brightening up my day.
    I am sorry you've been brainwashed though.

    Feb 06th, 2014 - 05:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    And this year, Britain is breaking all records over our rain ,
    the worst since records began [ so they say]
    we are being flooded out..

    Feb 06th, 2014 - 08:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ernest shackleton

    @6 - never even heard of it - but you obviously have.
    As for your silly remark about “farming” in Greenland, you make it sound like a bucolic paradise that it never was, they were starving most of the time and thats why they died out.

    Feb 07th, 2014 - 03:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    8. FYI the Great Lakes have the most ice coverage in 2 decades. Rework your numbers and get back to me.
    You've got to feel pretty stupid still believing in this b/s.

    Feb 09th, 2014 - 12:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ernest shackleton

    @9 - Ok here's some numbers (in degC)

    year 1 - winter min -20 summer max +30
    year 2 - winter min -22 summer max +33

    Q1 - Which year had coldest winter?
    Q2 - Which year had highest average temp?

    Any more stupid questions?

    Feb 09th, 2014 - 01:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 10 ernest shackleton
    “Any more stupid questions?” The question was “You've got to feel pretty stupid still believing in this b/s.” which seems reasonable to me given your “answer”.

    Are you for real quoting TWO YEARS as proof of anything other than your own stupidity or gullibility (take your pick).

    When you and the deadheads in the “Global warming” OH it isn’t getting warmer, so we will call it “Climate change” can stop the lying and quote science NOT a consensus among hairdressers and movie stars then we might actually take notice of you.

    I realise that your lack of scientific knowledge means you don’t know what to believe so why not try and gain some knowledge and take a degree in physics or engineering?

    No chance of that, is there?

    Ha, ha, ha.

    Feb 09th, 2014 - 03:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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