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World Temperatures Keep Rising With a Hot 2005 (We're All Gonna Die!!!!!!)
Washington Post ^ | October 13, 2005 | Juliet Eilperin

Posted on 10/13/2005 12:39:31 PM PDT by proud_yank

New international climate data show that 2005 is on track to be the hottest year on record, continuing a 25-year trend of rising global temperatures.

Climatologists at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies calculated the record-breaking global average temperature, which now surpasses 1998's record by a tenth of a degree Fahrenheit, from readings taken at 7,200 weather stations scattered around the world.

The new analysis comes as government and independent scientists are reporting other dramatic signs of global warming, such as the record shrinkage of the Arctic sea ice cover and unprecedented high ocean temperatures in the Gulf of Mexico.

Late last month, a team of University of Colorado and NASA scientists announced that the Arctic sea ice cap shrank this summer to 200 million square miles, 500,000 square miles less than its average area between 1979 and 2000. And a scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration determined that sea surface temperatures in the Gulf of Mexico were higher in August than at any time since 1890, which may have contributed to the intense hurricanes that struck the region this year.

"At this point, people shouldn't be surprised this is happening," said Goddard atmospheric scientist David Rind, noting that 2002, 2003 and 2004 were among the warmest years on record.

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KEYWORDS: co2; globalwarming; globalwhining; kyoto
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A vocal minority of scientists say the warming climate is the result of a natural cycle.


Wasn't it a vocal minority of scientists who said that the earth is in fact round???


Yet again, another sensationalist article, which fails to say for certain that human activity fuels global warming. I guess this is God's way of getting back at us for not signing Kyoto...

1 posted on 10/13/2005 12:39:36 PM PDT by proud_yank
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To: proud_yank
New international climate data show that 2005 is on track to be the hottest year on record,

I'll believe when Greenland becomes green again.

2 posted on 10/13/2005 12:40:57 PM PDT by Semper Paratus
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To: proud_yank

Relax. Bird Flu will get us all long before Global Warming.


3 posted on 10/13/2005 12:40:58 PM PDT by Wolfie
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To: proud_yank

Isn't that a good thing? Didn't I read about the hight cost of heating bills this winter? Won't need to run the furnace if the planet is nice and toasty.


4 posted on 10/13/2005 12:41:22 PM PDT by meowmeow (Meow! Meow!)
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To: proud_yank

So does this mean it will only drop to -29.9 this winter and not -30?


5 posted on 10/13/2005 12:42:33 PM PDT by Spruce (Keep your mitts off my wallet)
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To: proud_yank
record shrinkage of the Arctic sea ice cover

There is always shrinkage when cold water is involved.

OBTW: Then 1999-2004 were cooler?

6 posted on 10/13/2005 12:43:04 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Mesocons for Rice '08)
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To: proud_yank
Climatologists at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies calculated the record-breaking global average temperature, which now surpasses 1998's record by a tenth of a degree Fahrenheit, from readings taken at 7,200 weather stations scattered around the world.

Wow, 1/10th of 1 degree as a global average. What ever are we going to do?!?!

7 posted on 10/13/2005 12:43:46 PM PDT by L98Fiero
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To: proud_yank

8 posted on 10/13/2005 12:44:13 PM PDT by frogjerk (LIBERALISM - Being miserable for no good reason)
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To: proud_yank

Does Laurie David know about this?


9 posted on 10/13/2005 12:46:20 PM PDT by hophead (" Enjoy Every Sandwich" WZ)
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To: proud_yank

In my lifetime we have faced global famine, an ice age, now we are all going to fry. I'm not that old either. The key word is record. Keep records for 100 years and that negates 10,000++++ years not recorded. PETA and Enviros are looney tuners.


10 posted on 10/13/2005 12:46:20 PM PDT by right right
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To: proud_yank

We sure haven't felt it in Northern California / Bay Area. It was a cool summer with only two short heat spells into the 90s. I don't think we went into the 100s once. Sept. & Oct. are normally very warm, but so far we've had balmy weather.


11 posted on 10/13/2005 12:47:01 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Wolfie

"Relax. Bird Flu will get us all long before Global Warming."

Asian Bird Fru? Oh no, I'm coming down with it.


12 posted on 10/13/2005 12:47:59 PM PDT by brownsfan (It's not a war on terror... it's a war with islam.)
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To: brownsfan
Asian Bird Fru? Oh no, I'm coming down with it.


13 posted on 10/13/2005 12:52:03 PM PDT by Maceman (Fake But Accurate)
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To: proud_yank

I love your "we're all going to die" addition.


14 posted on 10/13/2005 12:52:28 PM PDT by TXBubba ( Democrats: If they don't abort you then they will tax you to death.)
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To: proud_yank

Oh, the humanity! We're doomed! Doooooooooomed!!!

Now, what's this about Harriet Miers?



15 posted on 10/13/2005 12:52:37 PM PDT by RexBeach ("The rest of the world is three drinks behind." -Humphrey Bogart)
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To: proud_yank
. . . from readings taken at 7,200 weather stations scattered around the world.

THIS is the problem, they are using local weather stations recording temperatures that are the result of a solar cycle. This is why the Chicken Little crowd is going off their nut - the data is inaccurate and is being hysterically reported by the Algore contingent of the "news" media.
16 posted on 10/13/2005 12:52:42 PM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: right right

Come on now, PETA activists are some of the most rational, non-hypocritical, and non-emotionally based 'people' that I have ever had the displeasure to meet in my life!!


17 posted on 10/13/2005 12:53:53 PM PDT by proud_yank (Socialism is economic oppression)
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To: proud_yank
Does anyone really believe that global temperature can be accurately determined to within 1/2 of a degree?
18 posted on 10/13/2005 12:57:10 PM PDT by Prokopton
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To: proud_yank

Root for global warming. My mother-in-law lives in a low-lying part of Florida, and I'd love to see her slowly sink beneath the waves.

(Nah. Who am I kidding? Even the crabs would throw her back.)


19 posted on 10/13/2005 1:01:08 PM PDT by Kiss Me Hardy
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To: Mike Darancette

Breathe in, breathe out; wax on, wax off.


20 posted on 10/13/2005 1:02:30 PM PDT by Old Professer (Fix the problem, not the blame!)
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To: DustyMoment

Nah, The solar radiation increase (biggest increase in 1000 years) has nothing to do with the rising global temperature increase...\sarc


21 posted on 10/13/2005 1:03:34 PM PDT by Edgerunner (Proud to be an infidel)
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To: Wolfie
Relax. Bird Flu will get us all long before Global Warming.

LOL! Bird Flu,,,,,I don't own a bird :), however, I wish some of these idiot pigeons would come down with the bird flu and die off!

22 posted on 10/13/2005 1:04:15 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (I'm not afraid to say out loud what the rest of you are afraid to admit.)
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To: frogjerk

23 posted on 10/13/2005 1:06:50 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Darwinism is a belief in the meaninglessness of existence - R. Kirk)
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To: proud_yank

Just have a desired result and use the data required to show it through selective usage.


24 posted on 10/13/2005 1:08:13 PM PDT by Jim_Curtis
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To: proud_yank
We're all gonna die!!!!

25 posted on 10/13/2005 1:08:38 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Islam is merely Nazism without the snappy fashion sense.)
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To: Semper Paratus
" I'll believe when Greenland becomes green again. "

That's right. People miss this point... Greenland was warmer 1000 years ago than we see today. And there were not a lot of human-caused green house gases in Eric the Red's day. The earth's climate wasn't so terrible 1000 years ago, was it?

Why should we get freaked out about arctic ice melting... it's been melting for 1000s of years.
26 posted on 10/13/2005 1:09:39 PM PDT by Tim n Texas
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To: proud_yank

It's been fairly nice around here. I won't miss bitter cold PA winters....


27 posted on 10/13/2005 1:11:34 PM PDT by thebaron512
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To: proud_yank

It's actually starting to cool off down here in Georgia. I was in Virginia earlier in the week and it was noticeably cooler than just 6 weeks ago. I'm heading to Austria in a week or so and I'll let you know what I find. I haven't been there for a good six months.


28 posted on 10/13/2005 1:11:57 PM PDT by RobFromGa (Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran-- what are we waiting for?)
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To: proud_yank

29 posted on 10/13/2005 1:17:52 PM PDT by oldleft
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To: proud_yank

Funny, report is published before the last seasonal temperatures are registered.


30 posted on 10/13/2005 1:21:11 PM PDT by CSM (When laws are written, they apply to ALL...Not just the yucky people you don't like. - HairOfTheDog)
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To: proud_yank

Hey somebody, anybody. Please turn down the Sun.


31 posted on 10/13/2005 1:24:00 PM PDT by auboy ("Don't get stuck on whiny")
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To: reagan_fanatic

HA HA HA! Very funny!


32 posted on 10/13/2005 1:31:13 PM PDT by frogjerk (LIBERALISM - Being miserable for no good reason)
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To: proud_yank

Gullah bull-snot warning!


33 posted on 10/13/2005 1:46:20 PM PDT by dhuffman@awod.com (The conspiracy of ignorance masquerades as common sense.)
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To: meowmeow

The Farmers Almanac is predicting a colder than average winter for the NE. It's a vicious cycle. The warmer it is the colder it gets, which means that we burn more fuel for heat which increases global warming which means we have colder winters so we burn more fuel......


34 posted on 10/13/2005 1:46:22 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Tim n Texas

Time for the scientist to demand billions to study the effect of global warming. They have used up all the funds to study cows farting.


35 posted on 10/13/2005 1:46:29 PM PDT by Jarhead1957 (Semper Fi)
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To: proud_yank

Gullah bull-snot warning!


36 posted on 10/13/2005 1:46:32 PM PDT by dhuffman@awod.com (The conspiracy of ignorance masquerades as common sense.)
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To: proud_yank

Gullah bull-snot warning!


37 posted on 10/13/2005 1:47:49 PM PDT by dhuffman@awod.com (The conspiracy of ignorance masquerades as common sense.)
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To: proud_yank

Quick! Let's get hysterical, read books by liberals who are not experts on that field, and purposfully tank our economy! We must do this before it's too late!


38 posted on 10/13/2005 1:49:00 PM PDT by SaveTheChief ("I can't wait until I'm old enough to feel ways about stuff." - Phillip J. Fry)
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To: proud_yank

And this, I assume, will explain why my wife just put the down comforter on our bed in mid-October in Annapolis? I can remember years when that didn't happen until well into November.


39 posted on 10/13/2005 1:50:24 PM PDT by blau993 (Labs for love; .357 for Security.)
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To: SaveTheChief

You're right, 'SOMETHING HAS TO BE DONE!!!!!!!'

I love when these twits go on the rants of 'Im concerned, its warmer than it was last year.' or 'were getting mroe rain', to describe something that occurs on a geological time scale.


40 posted on 10/13/2005 1:53:44 PM PDT by proud_yank (Socialism is economic oppression)
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To: All
Scientists are concerned about global warming, very concerned!!


41 posted on 10/13/2005 1:55:53 PM PDT by proud_yank (Socialism is economic oppression)
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To: proud_yank
Climatologists at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies calculated the record-breaking global average temperature, which now surpasses 1998's record by a tenth of a degree Fahrenheit, from readings taken at 7,200 weather stations scattered around the world.

LOL, this is too funny. They told us 1999 was going to be the warmest ever. Then they told us 2000 was going to be the warmest ever. Then they told us 2001 was going to be the warmest ever. Then they told us 2002 was going to be the warmest ever. Then they told us 2003 was going to be the warmest ever. Then they told us 2004 was going to be the warmest ever. Still 1998 remains the 'warmest ever', which really means the warmest in the last 50 or so years.

42 posted on 10/13/2005 1:57:56 PM PDT by Always Right
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To: SaveTheChief
'Expert' scientist:


43 posted on 10/13/2005 1:57:56 PM PDT by proud_yank (Socialism is economic oppression)
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Dagnabbit, I guess I'm going to have to pull together a collection of links about this- first off, it does seem to be happening- both Mars and Venus are warming up, too.

Unfortunately, that means the Sun is causing it, and unless somebody can figure out how to fly up to Old Sol, and reset the themostat, we are just going to have to endure.

The problem I've had with the Global Warming crowd all along is that they have an agenda to cripple the West's economies, and give the worst polluters a pass. That, and many of 'em were promoting a New Ice Age a while back.

Truth is, we just do not have enough accurate data, over a wide enough time frame ( geologic, meaning thousands and tens of thousands of years ) to have more than the vaguest idea of what is happening, or what to do about it.

Our sister site in Canada actually has a couple of good sub-forums regarding this:

 Global Warming and Other Junk Sciences
Examining the use of 'environmentalism' as a means to power.
 
 Fight Kyoto
For the discussion of the Kyoto Accord

44 posted on 10/13/2005 1:59:34 PM PDT by backhoe (-30-)
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To: reagan_fanatic

Kind of like that old Twilight Zone episode where the Earth got knocked off course by an asteroid or something.


45 posted on 10/13/2005 2:08:52 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: proud_yank
NASA scientists announced that the Arctic sea ice cap shrank this summer to 200 million square miles, 500,000 square miles less than its average area between 1979 and 2000.

200 million square miles is greater than the entire surface area of the Earth. Maybe she mean 2 million??

46 posted on 10/13/2005 2:08:52 PM PDT by BohDaThone
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To: proud_yank
Want to see how scientist are spending your tax dollars on global warming studies.

http://news.forum.publicradio.org/article.pl?sid=05/05/06/110244

47 posted on 10/13/2005 2:11:44 PM PDT by Jarhead1957 (Semper Fi)
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To: Jarhead1957

What would be better is Billions for research on Star Wars!

Oh, wait.


48 posted on 10/13/2005 2:18:19 PM PDT by BlueBlood
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To: proud_yank

I'd be mighty grateful if I didn't have to drag my snow blower out this year. Mighty grateful.


49 posted on 10/13/2005 2:23:07 PM PDT by AmericanChef
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To: proud_yank

... Glaven


50 posted on 10/13/2005 2:27:43 PM PDT by SaveTheChief ("I can't wait until I'm old enough to feel ways about stuff." - Phillip J. Fry)
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