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Sun Nov 30, 2014, 01:23 PM

 

NOAA: 2014 is shaping up as hottest year on record

Source: CNN

By Shelby Lin Erdman
November 30, 2014 -- Updated 0811 GMT

(CNN) -- The first ten months of 2014 have been the hottest since record keeping began more than 130 years ago, according to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

That may be hard to believe for people in places like Buffalo, New York, which saw a record early snowfall this year.

But NOAA says, despite the early bitter cold across parts of the United States in recent weeks, it's been a hot year so far for the Earth.

With two months left on the calendar, 2014 is shaping up to be the hottest year on record.

The average global temperature between January and October has been 0.68 degrees Celsius (1.22 degrees Fahrenheit) higher than the 20th century's average global temperature of 14.1 C (57.4 F).

Read more: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/11/30/tech/innovation/record-temperatures/index.html?hpt=hp_t2



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Derek V Nov 2014 OP
NoJusticeNoPeace Nov 2014 #1
freedom fighter jh Nov 2014 #3
Warpy Nov 2014 #2
sadoldgirl Nov 2014 #4
PasadenaTrudy Nov 2014 #5
ffr Dec 2014 #6

Response to Derek V (Original post)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 01:31 PM

1. And we argue about minimum wage, racial issues, all very important but there is a reason

we argue about them and abortion and so on.

Someone is profiting off of the actual destruction of life on planet earth, and we are doing little about it.

Maddening...

Do you know someone who owns an Escalade or Hummer or similar and they do so ON PURPOSE to thumb their nose at the environmentalists, I do.

It makes me so angry sometimes I dont know if I can survive the anger.

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Response to NoJusticeNoPeace (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 02:37 PM

3. Yes, climate change is the greatest challenge we face . . .

and in the face of it many other issues look like distractions.

It is almost impossible -- maybe it really is impossible -- to live, these days, in a way that is really sustainable, because our whole society is built around the idea of growth.

We need a movement to help us move toward sustainability. Living sustainably will be far harder for us than it was for our ancestors, partly because they were used to living that way (while we have forgotten how), partly because we've made thing harder for ourselves by contaminating our planet, and partly because our population has grown to be far larger than anything that can be sustained.

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Response to Derek V (Original post)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 01:57 PM

2. It's been really mild here in the southwest

Only a couple of days so far have been in the 40s. Most highs are in the upper 50s to low 60s.

Hey, I'll take it but December is typically the coldest month here.

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Response to Derek V (Original post)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 02:42 PM

4. Well, we should call it Climate Change,

because they had never seen so much snow in Buffalo before, as
far as I know.
The deniers do not want to understand that it effects the whole
globe with a warming trend.

This should be the most important issue for everyone, but then
the human race is no different than the rest of nature:
reactive instead of proactive.

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Response to Derek V (Original post)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 02:49 PM

5. It sure felt like it here

in SoCal. Hot last week even. I bet I'll be wearing shorts on Xmas.

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Response to Derek V (Original post)

Wed Dec 3, 2014, 12:57 AM

6. 88" reported in some areas and yet within 72 hours it looked like this

Update at 1:00 p.m.: The National Weather Service in Buffalo has published some of the region’s week-long snowfall totals. Cowlesville, N.Y., in Wyoming County has come out on top, with a total of 88 inches.

Cowlesville, N.Y. — 88 inches

Lancaster, N.Y. — 74 inches

Wales Center, N.Y. — 69.3 inches

Wyoming, N.Y. — 63 inches

Orchard Park, N.Y. — 63 inches - WaPo.com

72 hours later






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