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n2doc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:43 AM
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Very warm 2008 makes this the hottest decade in recorded history by far
The climate story of the decade is that the 2000s are on track to be nearly 0.2C warmer than the 1990s. And that temperature jump is especially worrisome since the 1990s were only 0.14C warmer than the 1980s (see datasets here). Global warming is accelerating, as predicted.



The UKs Guardian, on the other hand, believes the big climate story is 2008 will be coolest year of the decade*. The deniers have begun pushing this meme, as Greenfyre notes here.

Climate is about long-term trends. Perhaps the most interesting fact is that 2008 is on track to be almost 0.1C warmer than the decade of the 1990s as a whole and warmer than any year of last century beside (the El-Nio-enhanced) 1998.

The decade of the 2000s 2000 to 2009 will almost certainly be the hottest decade in at least 2000 years (see Sorry deniers, hockey stick gets longer, stronger: Earth hotter now than in past 2,000 years):


more:
http://climateprogress.org/2008/12/07/very-warm-2008-ma... /
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:49 AM
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1. The reality deniers always want to think it ain't happening.
But sooner or later the reality stick will whomp you upside the head just the same.
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 12:07 PM
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4. You can spot 'em easily.
They're not merely denying global warming--the real nuts are claiming global cooling. As with the * Administration, they make the most outrageous claims they can get a way with.
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FLAprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:56 AM
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2. Deniers will continue to deny. After all, it's cold somewhere....
....and as long as there's a place on Earth where it's cold, deniers will continue to deny.
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byeya Donating Member (209 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:46 AM
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3. Climate Change
At 3000' in the southern mountains, we've moved two planting
steps to the warm side according to the seed packets.
Anecdotal stuff like what I posted can get out of hand but
here's a more chilling stat: The UK leads the world in
controlling greenhouse gas emissions but warming has caused
the soil and peatlands to emit more gases then the UK
has suppressed.
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