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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 12:32 AM
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NYT: Global Warming Trend Continues in 2006, Climate Agencies Say
Global Warming Trend Continues in 2006, Climate Agencies Say
By ANDREW C. REVKIN
Published: December 15, 2006

A decades-long global warming trend that most climate experts say is linked to rising levels of heat-trapping smokestack and tailpipe gases continued apace this year, according to summaries issued yesterday by several national and international climate agencies.

Figures differed slightly, with British weather officials and the World Meteorological Organization, based in Geneva, estimating that 2006 would end up the sixth warmest year since modern records began and NASA scientists putting it fifth.

But all of the reports noted that temperatures greatly above normal were recorded in places as varied as Australia and Scandinavias Arctic islands, shattering a variety of longstanding records.

The global climate has warmed and cooled naturally throughout Earths history, including a protracted warm spell a millennium ago and a little ice age from the 1400s through the 1700s.

But the last 50 years of warming, many climate scientists say, is pressing beyond natural peaks of the last 11,000 years. They say the changes cannot be explained without including a substantial, and growing, push from billions of tons of annual emissions of carbon dioxide and other gases known to trap heat in the air....

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/15/science/15climate.htm...
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 12:48 AM
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1. Right now, it's 53 degrees in Boise Idaho
That's unheard of. People need to wake up and quit denying the climactic change.
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formactv Donating Member (247 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 02:24 AM
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2. Central Vermont
My wife was gardening in shorts today.
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 03:15 AM
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3. It will be 65 degrees this weekend in CT
This is December!!!
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nerddem Donating Member (366 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 04:03 AM
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4. yep, it'll be 65 on monday in philly
i have to say i don't mind the top-down weather though. i bought a roadster the week before thanksgiving and have had way too many top-down days for this time of year to imply a healthy earth...
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 04:54 AM
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5. "That's all data-based science. Phooey." - Commander AWOL
Edited on Fri Dec-15-06 04:55 AM by SpiralHawk
"When I was a cheerleader at my elite Connecticut Prep School, I learned a better way: faith-based science. I don't want to deal with the real data, so I 'believe' everything is just fine. Smirk smirk. My republicon oil and coal cronies just love this approach, and we are all making a bundle. So why don't you data-based scientists just shut up and sit down."

- Commander AWOL

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GCP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 05:48 AM
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6. Senator Imhofe- fingers in ears - Lalalalalalalalala
There is no global warming - it's a con
There is no global warming - it's a con
There is no global warming - it's a con
There is no global warming - it's a con
There is no global warming - it's a con
:puke:
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