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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-15-12 08:45 AM
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Record-setting 2012 warmth largely confined to North America, western Europe
In March, high temperatures over two-thirds of the continental US set numerous records and made it the nation's warmest March on record. April has been no slouch either, as high temperature records have continued to fall. But at the time of our last report, the services that track global temperatures hadn't analyzed the global extent of the warmth. Now that the numbers for March and April are available, it's clear that the rest of the globe generally hasn't shared the US's record heat.

Globally, the current period of warming began back in the 1970s. NASA's GISTEMP tracks the current global temperature against a baseline established by the 1951-1980 average, and it hasn't seen a calendar year below that average since 1976, or a month below it since 1994. The US climate has generally reflected that, with high temperature extremes dominating over the last several decades



http://arstechnica.com/science/2012/05/record-setting-2...
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-15-12 09:39 AM
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1. Thanks! interesting.
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dtexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-15-12 12:38 PM
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2. Seems just.
Since we are historically the sources of the global warming. Of course, climate is not really just.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-16-12 02:04 AM
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3. Where most of the smokestacks are or were?
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