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.
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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.