Skip to comments.Astronomy Picture of the Day -- 130 Years of Earth Surface Temperatures [AGW Agitprop / Barf Alert]
Posted on 07/31/2013 5:25:46 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Explanation: How has the surface temperature of Earth been changing? To help find out, Earth scientists collected temperature records from over 1000 weather stations around the globe since 1880, and combined them with modern satellite data. The above movie dramatizes the result showing 130 years of planet-wide temperature changes relative to the local average temperatures in the mid-1900s. In the above global maps, red means warmer and blue means colder. On average, the display demonstrates that the temperature on Earth has increased by nearly one degree Celsius over the past 130 years, and many of the warmest years on record have occurred only recently. Global climate change is of more than passing interest -- it is linked to global weather severity and coastal sea water levels.
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The oceans are cooler?
WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE!
Seriously though, this doesn’t even account for half of a full global-solar cycle as found in ice cores. They usually occur over 150-200 years. We shall see how real “global warming” is in the next 20-30 years.
I wonder what warmed the planet post ice age? The sun?
OK!! Everybody pay attention!
Lesson for today:
1. The sun is 1,300,000 times as big as the earth.
2. The sun is a ball of fire that controls our climates.
3. The earth is a rock.
4. The earth is a speck in comparison to the size of the sun.
5. Inhabitants of the earth are less than specks.
Study Question: How do less-than-specks in congress plan to control the sun?
“How do less-than-specks in congress plan to control the sun?”
They don’t expect, or even aim to do that. They’ll settle for controlling you, and me, and all Americans, at least.
Gore followed by the usual....
I would like them to explain how there was extensive surface temperature data over the oceans, the Arctic and Antartic from 130 years ago. That data has only been available for the last 10-20 years from satellites.
Ocean going vessels have been routinely logging air (and often water) temperature, barometric pressure and general weather and ocean surface conditions for hundreds of years.
For example, here’s a site where users can transcribe logs to add to the data:
with examples of typical logs.