Skip to comments.World Temperatures Keep Rising With a Hot 2005 (We're All Gonna Die!!!!!!)
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.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
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...
I'll believe when Greenland becomes green again.
Relax. Bird Flu will get us all long before Global Warming.
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.
So does this mean it will only drop to -29.9 this winter and not -30?
There is always shrinkage when cold water is involved.
OBTW: Then 1999-2004 were cooler?
Wow, 1/10th of 1 degree as a global average. What ever are we going to do?!?!
Does Laurie David know about this?
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.
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.
"Relax. Bird Flu will get us all long before Global Warming."
Asian Bird Fru? Oh no, I'm coming down with it.
I love your "we're all going to die" addition.
Oh, the humanity! We're doomed! Doooooooooomed!!!
Now, what's this about Harriet Miers?
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!!
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.)
Breathe in, breathe out; wax on, wax off.
Nah, The solar radiation increase (biggest increase in 1000 years) has nothing to do with the rising global temperature increase...\sarc
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!
Just have a desired result and use the data required to show it through selective usage.
It's been fairly nice around here. I won't miss bitter cold PA winters....
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.
Funny, report is published before the last seasonal temperatures are registered.
Hey somebody, anybody. Please turn down the Sun.
HA HA HA! Very funny!
Gullah bull-snot warning!
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......
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.
Gullah bull-snot warning!
Gullah bull-snot warning!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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:
Kind of like that old Twilight Zone episode where the Earth got knocked off course by an asteroid or something.
200 million square miles is greater than the entire surface area of the Earth. Maybe she mean 2 million??
What would be better is Billions for research on Star Wars!
I'd be mighty grateful if I didn't have to drag my snow blower out this year. Mighty grateful.
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