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greenman3610 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-10 03:58 PM
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NASA: 2010 Meteorological Year Warmest Ever
Source: Science Magazine

The 2010 meteorological year, which ended on 30 November, was the warmest in NASA's 130-year record, data posted by the agency today shows. Over the oceans as well as on land, the average global temperature for the 12-month period that began last December was 14.65˚C. That's 0.65˚C warmer than the average global temperature between 1951 and 1980, a period scientists use as a basis for comparison.

The 2010 meteorological year was slightly warmer than the previous warmest year, the 2005 calendar year, when the average temperature was 14.53˚C.

Read more: http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2010/12/nasa-2010...
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-10 04:18 PM
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1. Kicked and recommended.
Thanks for the thread, greenman.
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-10 04:37 PM
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2. Warmest November ever, despite a moderate La Nina
The Arctic is melting like crazy.
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zeemike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-10 04:46 PM
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3. But, but, but there is snow in the UK
that proves they are lying doesn't it?
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FailureToCommunicate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-10 05:01 PM
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4. Too bad our elected officials will hear no more about global warming...
Rep Ed Markey's Global Warming committee is to be disbanded by the incoming Republican climate zombies:

http://www.climatesciencewatch.org/2010/12/01/house-rep...
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xocet Donating Member (699 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-10 05:15 PM
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5. K & R n/t
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-10 05:38 PM
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6. Uh oh, has Sen. Coburn been notified?
What am I saying? Republicans everywhere are doing their level best to avoid any of the facts about global climate change, preferring instead to ratchet up the unfunny jokes whenever there's a snowstorm. "Looks like Al Gore was wrong! Ho, ho, ho. It snowed today. Har de har har.
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-10 05:51 PM
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7. Blah blah blah. It's all cyclical.
A reeeeealy big warming cycle.
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FailureToCommunicate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-10 07:26 PM
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9. Did you forget your **sarcasm** smilie?
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-10 11:28 PM
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13. Yeah,
Sad that it would be needed here, but I often forget.
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FailureToCommunicate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 11:26 AM
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15. No, it wasn't needed.
I shouldn't have bothered you for it. Sorry.
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-10 05:54 PM
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8. And it'll keep getting warmer if we don't do anything.
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Arrowhead2k1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-10 07:28 PM
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10. I think it's too late.
We dun goofed.
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FailureToCommunicate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-10 07:37 PM
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11. "Oops, my bad." (Humans to Mother Earth)
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drawingfool Donating Member (3 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-10 09:41 PM
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12. I remember in Janueary and February hearing
But...but its snowing, how can there be global warming and be snowing? Someone even put the stupid cartoons about it on their blog: http://ifglobalwarmingisrealthenwhyisitcold.blogspot.co... /

I guess it can snow and be the hottest year on record.
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Systematic Chaos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 06:32 AM
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19. Welcome to DU, drawingfool.
The oil companies have the deniers very well trained.
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panzerfaust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 10:04 AM
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14. Move along, nothing to see here: But, I do have a new Climate Change book to suggest
The Flooded Earth: Our Future In a World Without Ice Caps (2010), by Peter Ward.

Actually, reading this book made me feel BETTER (not his intent I am sure) as it seems clear that the world will stay pretty much as it is until I am dead - and I long ago decided that this was not a world I wanted to bring children into.

Well, one thing will change, likely the coral reefs will completely die before I do - which is very sad. Even now many in the Caribbean are gone.



Here is a link to the book's site: http://www.floodedearth.com /

Unfortunately, that website is another opportunity lost, as it is basically just an ad for the book. A website that has scientifically valid information about global climate change is: http://realclimate.net /


Image NOT from RealClimate: But shows a not improbable future America. Perhaps fittingly, some of the some reddest, most climate-change-denier parts of our country are gone. At too high a price though
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FailureToCommunicate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 12:01 PM
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17. Thanks. Another one to read is
"Climate Cover-Up" by James Hoggan. Actually maybe not, since it will just make you madder at the evil forces arrayed against reason: Big Oil and Coal lobbyists and the Media versus like, real scientists.

It is all quite depressing. (Where is Morgan Freeman when we need him?)

Thanks for the links.
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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 11:44 AM
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16. So 2006, 07, 08, 09 were colder than 2005?
How's that happen :evilgrin:
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NickB79 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 04:28 PM
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18. Year-to-year swings are weather; decade-to-decade swings are climate
Look at the graph posted on the OP's link to see the overall upward trend.
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