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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 12:28 PM
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NASA projects 2010 will (likely) be the hottest year
Source: Washington Post

The headline to this post may surprise many Washingtonians who are still thawing out from the cold and historically snowy winter. However, not only does a new NASA draft analysis predict that 2010 will likely set a new global temperature record, but it also projects that it is "virtually certain" that a new 12-month running mean global temperature record will occur sometime this year.

Wait a second, you may say. That doesn't make sense, given the relentless cold thus far in 2010 (at least until the past two weeks), not only in Washington, but also throughout Europe and parts of Asia.

So, where is this forecast coming from?

First, as I detailed last week, the winter of 2009-2010 wasn't actually very cold from a global perspective. In fact, according to NOAA, the past winter (Dec.-Feb.) was the fifth warmest on record on a global basis. . .

Read more: http://voices.washingtonpost.com/capitalweathergang/201...



Maybe it's been pushed to the back burner lately (no pun intended), but we have a problem here, folks, that needs addressing.

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florida08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 01:30 PM
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1. Living in Florida
with hurricane season approaching this is really the last news I needed..but thanks for posting..sure hope they're wrong in the regard
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Knight Hawk Donating Member (336 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 02:11 PM
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8. Live in Florida also
Just heard on local radio,at least twice,that this winter was the coldest ever recorded in central Florida????????????? I have been following hurricane predictions and hurricanes for 30 plus years .The predictions are worthless.
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florida08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 02:41 PM
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10. oh good
yeah..the NHC has been wrong several times.
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Mithreal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 01:31 PM
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2. Measuring temperatures is just more voodoo science.
Jesus likes it a lil hotter. It's just the earth preparing.

Thanks for posting these.

Science was supposed to return to respectability when Obama took up the corporate mantle. Seems politics still trumps science.

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florida08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 02:46 PM
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11. LOL
:wow:
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 01:33 PM
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3. Kicked and recommended.
Thanks for the thread, Faygo Kid.
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Po_d Mainiac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 01:37 PM
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4. Up here where we are supposed to have
and expect hard winters, this past season has been the mildest in recent history, and self's personal memory.

Yesterday was the earliest official "Ice-out" on Auburn Lake in the central part of the the State. This has been one of the earliest and shortest Maple Syrup seasons as well.

Maybe the Mid Atlantic States "stole" our winter? :shrug: One does not need a :degree: to realize something is amiss when Kentucky has lower low and lower high temps, during the month of February, than the top of New England.



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mainer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 04:17 PM
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16. yeah, maine has been weird this year
No snow cover on the ground since February. I've never seen it like this.
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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 01:45 PM
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5. Based on the weather here in Los Angeles, I am inclined to believe NASA.
The weather has been so warm, I'm afraid of what the heat will be in the summer.
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NinetySix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 01:56 PM
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6. Relentless cold, my ass.
Here in Atlantic Canada, there were two weeks of relatively moderate cold the last week of January and the first week of February, but the last three weeks of February saw almost no snow, and temperatures right around freezing. The entirety of March has been significantly warmer than usual (the harbour is almost always frozen over until at least early April).

It has been Spring and sunny here since well before the calendar end of Winter, when it's usually the opposite: Winter straight through to nearly the end of April. When "relentless cold" is the norm, a Winter as mild as this one has been is as unusual as it is welcome.
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 03:34 PM
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14. I wonder what their summer; (our winter) has been like for nations south of the Equator?
Edited on Wed Mar-24-10 03:35 PM by Uncle Joe
The last I heard Australia was experiencing a major drought.
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 07:29 PM
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18. NASA's map of temperature anomalies for Dec-Feb
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 07:33 PM
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19. Thanks for the graph and links, muriel.
:thumbsup:
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bamacrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 01:58 PM
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7. We are having some crazy weather here in Dallas.
Last week it got up to 76 then two days later it snowed and actually stuck, now we are back up to the mid 70s. Yeah thats normal. Also we got almost a foot of snow a month ago, in Texas, a foot of snow....in Texas and Im not saying panhandle just south of Colorado Texas, I'm talking Dallas hot as balls Texas.
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fatbuckel Donating Member (518 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 02:47 PM
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12. And yet Repubs say no to global warming....
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Mithreal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 02:48 PM
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13. It worked for drugs.
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 02:23 PM
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9. Also keep in mind there's a 50 year delay in Global Warming effects . . .
Edited on Wed Mar-24-10 02:25 PM by defendandprotect
What we're feeling now in 2010 reflects our activities only up to 1960 --!!

As I've mentioned before, we also don't acknowledge the effects of atomic weapons

on Global Warming and/or Ozone hole --

And, nor does anyone know how all of this may compound --

Obviously, the effects will continue to speed up and worsen --

Needless to say,the entire Industrial Revolution has impacted the planet --



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Stumbler Donating Member (599 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 04:04 PM
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15. Pfffttt! Eggheads.. What do they know?
As for me, I'll wait for Glen Beck's thorough analysis...

:sarcasm:
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DCBob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 04:29 PM
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17. It is a shame we just had such a harse winter..
many think GW is on hold.. how wrong they are.
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 07:40 PM
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20. While we had a lot of snow here in SE PA..
Edited on Wed Mar-24-10 07:41 PM by mvd
the winter wasn't all that cold. Dec and Jan around average. Feb below, but without really brutal winter temps. March has been like April/May. Last below average March in Philly was in 2005. It's a shame that many people are forgetting about global warming, because it's a major concern. Now that the health bill is law, attention can go into getting cap and trade passed.
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