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Global temperatures are 1.02C above 1850/1900 average, and climbing, warns UK Met Office

Tuesday, November 10th 2015 - 08:40 UTC
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Global temperatures are set to rise more than one degree above pre-industrial levels according to the UK's Met Office. Figures from January to September this year are already 1.02C above the average between 1850 and 1900. Read full article


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  • ChrisR

    UK Met Office, the biggest fraudsters imaginable with 'Climate Change / Global Warming / whatever next'.

    The problem is all the deadheads who do not understand basic measurement errors. Does anybody think the temperature measurement of today is stuck in the 1750's, no, of course not.

    It's a tax revenue scam as far as governments are concerned.

    Nov 10th, 2015 - 11:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Earthfarmer

    From the NASA Website discussion of the Sunspot Cycle:

    “During the coldest part of the Little Ice Age, from 1645 to 1715, there is believed to have been a decrease in the total energy output from the Sun, as indicated by little or no sunspot activity. Known as the Maunder Minimum, astronomers of the time observed only about 50 sunspots for a 30-year period as opposed to a more typical 40-50,000 spots. The Sun normally shows signs of variability, such as its eleven-year sunspot cycle. Within that time, it goes from a minimum to a maximum period of activity represented by a peak in sunspots and flare activity.

    ”Beginning in 1611, Galileo Galilei made drawings of lower sunspot activity before the Maunder Minimum. Records of sunspot activity during the Minimum from other astronomers confirm the lower number of sunspots over the 70-year event.

    “During those periods of low solar activity, levels of the Sun's ultraviolet radiation decrease, and can significantly impact ozone formation in the stratosphere. ”The changes in ozone that we modeled were key in producing the enhanced response,“ Shindell said. ”The changes in the upper atmosphere then feed down to the surface climate.“

    ”Between the mid-1600s and the early 1700s the Earth's surface temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere appear to have been at or near their lowest values of the last millennium. European winter temperatures over that time period were reduced by 1.8 to 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit (1-1.5 Celsius). This cool down is evident through derived temperature readings from tree rings and ice cores, and in historical temperature records, as gathered by the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and the University of Virginia.”

    What we read and hear so often from the media is a discussion of weather, not climate. Weather happens over the course of a hundred years or so, climate happens over periods of hundreds and thousands of years. Don't be fooled by the media and the scientists that are benefiting from the fear.

    Nov 10th, 2015 - 02:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    They are not “predicting” anything here, they are simply reporting what they are measuring.

    Compared to values from 1850 – 1900, when the measurement methods used, although not nearly as accurate as today, were more than accurate enough for this comparison.

    The question is how significant is the increase in terms of its effects and as an indicator of future trends.

    The effects we are now seeing almost daily somewhere or other, as for the trend, the graph is only going one way, up.

    Nov 10th, 2015 - 03:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Bisley

    Lies and nonsense -- scientists today have not even been able devise a generally accepted definition, or an accurate way of measuring what could be called a global average temperature to know if it's getting warmer, or cooler (and it's certainly doing one or the other, always). Even if it could be accurately measured (and could have been in the latter 1800s), a minor fluctuation over a relatively short period means nothing.

    If science can be believed, this planet has been both a great deal warmer and colder in the past, not once, but many times, and without human influence. It will eventually happen again regardless of anything that people do, or don't do -- and people will adapt to it, or die.

    Nov 10th, 2015 - 05:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    @ 2 Earthfarmer
    And the 25% increase in atmospheric CO2 is what, also natural or just coincidence?

    Those same ice cores tell us that this is the highest level of CO2 in the atmosphere for at least the last 800,000 years.

    Or put another way:

    “Megatoothed sharks prowled the oceans, the world's seas were up to 100 feet higher than they are today, and the global average surface temperature was up to 11°F warmer than it is now.”

    Climate can, as it has in the past, change in a matter of decades, as we are seeing now.

    Nov 10th, 2015 - 06:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    In the last few decades, climate change deniers have come out with every imaginable theory to justify doing nothing to change humanity's disastrous practices against this poor planet.
    It took a long time to recognize the damages that smoking caused on people--I still remember the look non smokers would get if they ever tried to assert their right to clean air.
    The problem with climate change is, when finally the signs become dramatic enough for deniers it will be pretty much too late.
    Fortunately, denial is now concentrated on narrow, backward segments of society. We are pretty much on our way to make better choices for the benefit of all--including the deniers.

    Nov 11th, 2015 - 04:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 6 Riki MPH

    Oh dear, another 'new age scientist' from The Dark Country who has been hiding in Canada for most of his dismal life claims the 'deniers' are ' concentrated on narrow, backward segments of society'.

    How are the crap straw bale houses you are trying to promote as an alternative to real housing going?

    I have to say I am proud to be associated with 'deniers' who put facts dating back in history before liars (especially the UK Met Office and their mates in East Anglia) and greedy yanks who are lining their pockets to the detriment of all.

    You stupid, stupid, person.

    Nov 11th, 2015 - 01:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Millet

    I hope that “Global Warming” is true. I t would be great to grow a Palm tree in my yard.

    Nov 12th, 2015 - 05:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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