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World simmers in hottest year so far
Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/16/10 | Alina Selyukh

Posted on 07/16/2010 1:04:43 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The world is enduring the hottest year on record, according to a U.S. national weather analysis, causing droughts worldwide and a concern for U.S. farmers counting on another bumper year.

For the first six months of the year, 2010 has been warmer than the first half of 1998, the previous record holder, by 0.03 degree Fahrenheit, said Jay Lawrimore, chief of climate analysis at the federal National Climatic Data Center.

Period of a El Nino weather pattern is being blamed for the hot temperatures globally.

"We had an El Nino episode in the early part of the year that's now faded but that has contributed to the warmth not only in equatorial Pacific but also contributed to anomalously warm global temperatures as well," Lawrimore said.

Abnormally warm temperatures have been registered in large parts of Canada, Africa, tropical oceans and parts of the Middle East.

Northern Thailand is struggling through the worst drought in 20 years, while Israel is in the middle of the longest and most severe drought since 1920s. In Britain, this year has been the driest since 1929.

Also, Arctic sea ice has melted to its thinnest state in June.

However, as cooler temperatures may set in later this year, it remains to be seen whether 2010 will overtake 2005 as the hottest year overall.

What may tip the scale is the development of La Nina, possibly coming in July and August, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration .

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


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1 posted on 07/16/2010 1:04:44 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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The world is enduring the hottest year on record, according to a U.S. national weather analysis

NOW, can I plant a palm tree in my front yard??

2 posted on 07/16/2010 1:07:52 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: NormsRevenge
Period of a El Nino weather pattern is being blamed for the hot temperatures globally.

I think we should just blame it on Al Gore.

3 posted on 07/16/2010 1:07:52 PM PDT by Allegra (My seventh chakra is oppressed.)
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hottest year on record

key point ‘on record’


4 posted on 07/16/2010 1:08:40 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: NormsRevenge
Hottest year? I thought the whole planet was once molten rock...!
5 posted on 07/16/2010 1:09:43 PM PDT by johnandrhonda (have you hugged your banjo today?)
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To: NormsRevenge

Due to the recent volcanic activity.


6 posted on 07/16/2010 1:10:23 PM PDT by griswold3 ('Regulation and law without enforcement is no law at all)
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To: Puppage

If you live anywhere near the Arctic Circle, plan on planting that palm soon .. it’s gonna go tropical there in a few decades..


7 posted on 07/16/2010 1:10:53 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: NormsRevenge

0.03 degrees Fahrenheit is in the noise. What is the measurement error?


8 posted on 07/16/2010 1:11:04 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Why has it been freezing all summer?


9 posted on 07/16/2010 1:11:14 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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What’s a “global temperature”?

...

just askin’


10 posted on 07/16/2010 1:11:27 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: NormsRevenge
If you live anywhere near the Arctic Circle, plan on planting that palm soon .. it’s gonna go tropical there in a few decades..

Then it shouldn't be an issue here in CT.

ROCK ON!!

11 posted on 07/16/2010 1:11:57 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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you must live in a ‘microclimate’.. or on the coast. lol

we’re close to 90 here.. I thought we were headed for closer to 100 today,,


12 posted on 07/16/2010 1:13:03 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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The hottest? I very much doubt the claim:


13 posted on 07/16/2010 1:13:40 PM PDT by Paul Ross (Ronald Reagan-1987:"We are always willing to be trade partners but never trade patsies.")
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Uh, why would we believe anything these Climate gate /Peer Review liars are saying ?

This Mid Summer “announcement” would have happened no matter what the Temperature. They’re predictable propagandists.

Predicting the Future of mankind is a Tough Job, is Al Gore up to it ?


14 posted on 07/16/2010 1:13:56 PM PDT by 4Speed
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cooking the numbers again to advance cap n trade for obozo....any bets...??


15 posted on 07/16/2010 1:13:57 PM PDT by tatsinfla
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To: NormsRevenge
Seems to be some question as to whether there's a current trend towards overall climatological warming, cooling, or equilibrium.

Despite the laughable liberal political opportunism of so-called "global warming," Biblical prophecy indicates things will heat up in the days going into the soon-coming Day of the Lord and the Tribulation.

16 posted on 07/16/2010 1:13:57 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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My sister used to take little palms back to Minniesoda and grow them there, ya had to take them inside in the winter but they done good for awhile .. course they eventually died in an enclosed porch , darn things got pretty good sized but they aren’t the best house plant when they get taller.


17 posted on 07/16/2010 1:17:26 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: tatsinfla

Wouldn’t surprise me. The Climate Propagandists are well-funded .. and determined to sway opinion.


18 posted on 07/16/2010 1:18:37 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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What good is US national weather analysis when they have moved data collectors to the hottest locations and have stopped collecting data from the coldest locations. Garbage in, garbage out.


19 posted on 07/16/2010 1:20:39 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (California Bankruptcy in 4... 3... 2...)
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To: NormsRevenge

Yes, but before the last few days, it’s been a very weird May, June, and early July.


20 posted on 07/16/2010 1:20:39 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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