Skip to comments.2010 ties for warmest year, emissions to blame
Posted on 01/12/2011 3:38:37 PM PST by NormsRevenge
WASHINGTON (Reuters) Last year tied for the warmest since data started in 1880, capping a decade of record high temperatures that shows mankind's greenhouse gas emissions are heating the planet, two U.S. agencies said.
Global surface temperatures in 2010 were 1.12 degrees Fahrenheit (0.62 Celsius) above the 20th century average, tying the record set in 2005, the National Climatic Data Center at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said on Wednesday.
"These results show that the climate is continuing to show the influence of greenhouse gases. It's showing evidence of warming," David Easterling, the chief of the scientific services division at the NCDC, told reporters in a teleconference.
Many places, such as Russia and Pakistan, suffered from heat waves and floods that killed thousands, scorched crops and inundated countless farm acres. Those events, caused in part by a shifted jet stream in the atmosphere, helped lead to record global food prices and threaten to lead to food riots like those seen in 2008.
It's not possible to directly link global warming as the cause of one weather event. But the trend of rising temperatures since 2000 increases the possibility of extreme weather events such as heat waves, droughts and floods, Easterling said. Every year since 2000 has ranked as one of the 15 warmest years on record, he said.
Last year was also the wettest on record and a warmer atmosphere holds more water, which in general can result in more floods, he said.
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Gets a little inaccurate when you put the thermometers right next to the hot water heaters.
Hansen is truly without a conscience.
And, needless to say, the data were "cooked", n'est ce pas?
A Brazilian crosses the muddy bottom of the Rio Negro, a major tributary to the Amazon river, in the city of Manaus, October 26, 2010. REUTERS/Euzivaldo Queiroz
This was one of the most moderate temperatured summers I can recall. Our air conditioning spike was the lowest we’ve had. We had some of the lowest electric bills this year we’ve had in ten years.
I wonder what others experienced.
They’re cooking the books big time, no way this was hottest.
It’s all my fault. I spent the entire year four wheeling off-road and shooting my black powder guns. On my off days I mowed the lawn with my ancient Briggs & Straton lawn mower that puts out clouds of exhaust.
Want to make a bet that 2011 will be THE warmest year ever? The worldwide temperatures through December ‘11 are already tabulated and ready to be printed out at the touch of a button.
I also recall the Russians saying the IPCC cherry picked the numbers they used for the Russian areas data.
Not to mention the MET in the UK putting out a false winter forecast for a mild winter. All to set the stage for the global warming conference in Cancun. Now the UK is having all kinds of problems because they were not prepared for the coldest winter on record.
Gorebull warming is the biggest fraud ever perpetrated on the world population.
Thermometers next to an exhaust stack have a tendancy to record high temperatures!
Not me. I’m blaming Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, and Rush Limbaugh.
So many assumptions, so many wrong conclusions.
Let’s look at this logically...
Warmest since 1880. Ok, how warm was it? 1.12 deg hotter than the average. WOW! that’s like the difference between 67 deg and 68 deg on my home thermostat. And that is the difference between the HOTTEST and the AVERAGE? But that would mean that the coldest would be about 1.12 deg below average, meaning that the difference I would see on my thermostat would be like 66 deg to 68 deg. WOW! Just WOW!
So, these 2+ degrees shows that the climate is being influenced by greenhouse gasses? How? It’s only two degrees. Over 130 YEARS.
Not only did Russia and Pakistan have heat waves and scorched crops (as if THAT had never happened before) but it was also the WETTEST on record... at the same time!
Sigh. We might as well face it, we’re DOOOOOOOOOOOOMED
Global warming may wipe out three-quarters of Europe's alpine glaciers by 2100 and hike sea levels by four metres (13 feet) by the year 3000 through melting the West Antarctic icesheet, two studies published on Sunday said. (AFP/POOL/File/Michael Kappeler)
Shoot, we had at least a week over 80 deg in Seattle.
Wim Hof of Holland, 51, who holds a Guinness world record for the longest amount of time swimming under ice, immerses himself in ice water during a promotional event to raise public awareness of global warming, in Hong Kong December 29, 2010. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
Currently 71% of America is under fresh snow.
I call bullsh*t on these charlatans.
Sooooooo....how DO they explain the tropical buried treasures found in Northern Canada and Alaska from past ages? Dinosaur farting? Sheesh....
You’re too kind.
Here in Reno, Nevada I doubt that I turned the AC on ten times last summer whereas the year before it was running almost everyday during the summer months.
The notion that you can take spotty thermometer data from 1880 and call it a "global temperature" for that year, and then trend these "global temperatures" up into modern times and say that the trend means anything is preposterous.
True "global" representations of temperature didn't happen until satellites began doing systematic global surveys on daily and annual bases. And even now we have satellite sensor problems, intentional data cherry picking of surface readings, improper weather station locations near heat sources, and improper use of proxy data used to fill in for uninhabited areas or inhabited areas with no readings.
In short, there is no such thing as a reliable trend of global surface data; especially when the trend they are calling a problem is within the margin of error.
I wouldn’t be surprised if folks all over thought it was a cooler year. It doesn’t take long to shoot down some of this nonsense.
Isn’t part of the reason that the Russian wheat failed was too cold weather?
In other “news,” unemployment is down to a record 23%, the dollar is stronger than ever, and Americans are happier than ever. All Praise Dear Leader Obama! Or else!
Good! What caused the temperature records, written accurately (i. e. non-politically) in the layers of ice, during the other 25 million years? 130 years of measurements? Are you $HittING me?
Heck, I’ve read one of the sensors here in Dallas is right next to an active runway at DFW International. Them jet exhausts are gonna make it run high next to all that concrete.
I have read that many or most of the thermometers are in places that would be warmer that the surrounding area.
Horse Hockey! It’s the ‘heat island’ effect of some of the locations of the thermometers that is driving this nonsense. The satellite information tells a completely different story.
We live in Palm Desert, CA. The best summer in the 6 summers we have spent here. Everyone living here felt the same, without exception.
It never got warm enough in So. California to wear shorts except for one week!!!
The coldest summer I can remember!
No mention of the horrible winter in early 2010 or the incredibly cold December. No mention of the Strong La Nina that has been raging since early summer.
What planet are these clowns living on ? 2010 saw a record number of Manatee deaths in Florida due to the cold. Think I would trust a Manatee before I would trust a government agency.