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World Meteorological Organization 12.8.2009 Press Release: "2000–2009, THE WARMEST DECADE"

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posted on Dec, 8 2009 @ 02:03 PM
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Geneva, 8 December 2009 (WMO) – The year 2009 is likely to rank in the top 10 warmest on record since the beginning of instrumental climate records in 1850, according to data sources compiled by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The global combined sea surface and land surface air temperature for 2009 (January–October) is currently estimated at 0.44°C ± 0.11°C (0.79°F ± 0.20°F) above the 1961–1990 annual average of 14.00°C/57.2°F. The current nominal ranking of 2009, which does not account for uncertainties in the annual averages, places it as the fifth-warmest year. The decade of the 2000s (2000–2009) was warmer than the decade spanning the 1990s (1990–1999), which in turn was warmer than the 1980s (1980–1989). More complete data for the remainder of the year 2009 will be analysed at the beginning of 2010 to update the current assessment.


Well so much for the argument that there is no longer the presence of a Warming Globe due to Climate Change.


This year above-normal temperatures were recorded in most parts of the continents. Only North America (United States and Canada) experienced conditions that were cooler than average. Given the current figures, large parts of southern Asia and central Africa are likely to have the warmest year on record.

Climate extremes, including devastating floods, severe droughts, snowstorms, heatwaves and cold waves, were recorded in many parts of the world. This year the extreme warm events were more frequent and intense in southern South America, Australia and southern Asia, in particular. La Niña conditions shifted into a warm-phase El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) in June. The Arctic sea ice extent during the melt season ranked the third lowest, after the lowest and second-lowest records set in 2007 and 2008, respectively.


So globally the trend is obvious. The fact that this trend is not equal everywhere, in this case North America, is the rational behind the use of the term Climate Change rather than Global Warming, as the impacts of the heating globe will cause a myriad of weather variations.


This preliminary information for 2009 is based on climate data from networks of land-based weather and climate stations, ships and buoys, as well as satellites. The data are continuously collected and disseminated by the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) of the 189 Members of WMO and several collaborating research institutions. The data continuously feed three main depository global climate data and analysis centres, which develop and maintain homogeneous global climate datasets based on peer-reviewed methodologies. The WMO global temperature analysis is thus based on three complementary datasets. One is the combined dataset maintained by both the Hadley Centre of the UK Met Office and the Climatic Research Unit, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom. Another dataset is maintained by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) under the United States Department of Commerce, and the third one is from the Goddard Institute of Space Studies (GISS) operated by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The content of the WMO statement is verified and peer-reviewed by leading experts from other international, regional and national climate institutions and centres before its publication.

Final updates and figures for 2009 will be published in March 2010 in the annual WMO Statement on the Status of the Global Climate.


So this is based on science and not the dogmatic points of view so often offered to counter this information.


The year 2009 (January–October) was again warmer than the 1961–1990 average all over Europe and the Middle East. China had the third-warmest year since 1951; for some regions 2009 was the warmest year. The year started with a mild January in northern Europe and large parts of Asia, while western and central Europe were colder than normal. Russia and the Great Lakes region in Canada experienced colder-than- average temperatures in February and January, respectively. Spring was very warm in Europe and Asia; April in particular was extremely warm in central Europe. Germany, the Czech Republic and Austria reported temperature anomalies of more than +5°C, breaking the previous records for the month in several locations. The European summer was also warmer than the long-term average, particularly over the southern regions. Spain had the third-warmest summer, with hotter summers reported only in 2003 and 2005. Italy recorded a strong heatwave in July, with maximum temperatures above 40°C, and some local temperatures reaching 45°C. A heatwave at the beginning of July affected the United Kingdom, France, Belgium and Germany, and some stations in Norway experienced new maximum temperature records.

India had an extreme heatwave event during May, which caused 150 deaths. A heatwave hit northern China during June, with daily maximum temperatures above 40°C; historical maximum temperature records were broken for the summer in some locations.


Hot hot hot.


Severe droughts:

China suffered its worst drought in five decades. Water levels in parts of the Gan River and Xiangjiang River were the lowest in the past 50 years. In India the poor monsoon season caused severe drought impacts in 40 per cent of the districts. The north-western and north-eastern parts of the country were badly affected. It was reported to be one of the weakest monsoon seasons since 1972.

In East Africa the drought led to massive food shortages. In Kenya the drought was responsible for severe damage to livestock and a 40 percent decline in the maize harvest.

In North America, Mexico experienced severe-to-exceptional drought conditions by the month of September. In the United States, the western region was the most affected by a moderate-to-exceptional drought by the end of October. Nevertheless, the total area affected by drought in the United States during October was the second-smallest value recorded in this decade.


Where did all the water go?


Intense storm events and precipitation:

At the end of January, Spain and France were severely affected by winter storm Klaus, the worst extra-tropical storm in a decade, with winds similar to a category 3 hurricane. Another winter storm combined with heavy snowfall caused severe damage in western Europe and resulted in serious disruptions of air and rail traffic in several countries. In late spring and summer a large number of thunderstorms with heavy rain, hail and tornadoes caused local flooding and significant damage across Germany. In September, several parts of the Mediterranean region were affected by extreme rainfall events. Total rainfall of more than 300mm was recorded in less than 48 hours in one location of south-eastern Spain, where the long-term average for total annual precipitation does not exceed 450 mm. During the same month, intense rainfall caused devastating damage to infrastructure in several parts of northern Africa, including Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. In a similar pattern, the highest September rainfall recorded in 80 years produced severe flash floods in north-western Turkey. November brought severe flooding to northern areas of the United Kingdom, and a new 24-hour precipitation record was set for the country.


What do storms have to do with any of this? ? ?


Third-lowest Arctic sea ice

According to scientific measurements, Arctic sea ice has declined dramatically over the past 30 years at least, with the most extreme decline seen in the summer melt season. Arctic sea ice extent during the 2009 melt season was 5.10 million km2, which is the third-lowest on record after the 2007 record (4.3 million km2) and 2008 (4.67 million km2), since satellite measurements began in 1979.


Where did all the ice go? ? ?

The planets climate is undoubtedly changing. This is an undeniable fact.




posted on Dec, 8 2009 @ 02:29 PM
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But..... the British meteorological office has issued a graph showing global temperature has dropped since the year 2,000, so who is right?
The Brits have had three cold summers in a row, so have some parts of America, and NASA has said its been cooler than it was in the 1900's!
Can anyone sort this mess out?



posted on Dec, 8 2009 @ 02:34 PM
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I am just going to post these pesky little graphs put out by the high Priest Hansen himself.

And I will ask you, what is wrong with the three graphs? And what is wrong with the statement that this has been the hottest decade on record?




posted on Dec, 8 2009 @ 02:56 PM
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And crickets


I am not for C&T myself, but I be 100% that mankind is f#$^$@# up the world.
But C&T and MM environmental impact are NOT the same thing despite all the attempts
to frame both as ONE.
I wonder if the ONLY concern is the economic one - project capitalism on environmental processes and expect nature to reflect the wonders of capitalism


At the end of the day we get what we deserve really





[edit on 8-12-2009 by Janky Red]



posted on Dec, 8 2009 @ 03:00 PM
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All these new numbers are total bull, we know summers have gotten worse. Summers in 90's and 80's where alot better, lol.



posted on Dec, 8 2009 @ 03:08 PM
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So the report out today, which lines up with NASA and NOAA data, suggests that this year was the 5th hottest and this decade was the hottest since recording temperatures began in 1850.

Yet we will want to deny this data and say "it is not true" just because some C&T businessmen are trying to make a buck off of it?


I cannot say for certain that global warming is necessarily "man made" since there is a lot more going on than arrogant little man's impact on Earth. The sun has a lot to do with this as well. I can say that man has done a swell job at polluting Earth and her oceans the past 150 years, so there is some possible correlation between man's pollution and it exasperating whatever causes global warming.

Anyway, all this study does is confirm that the people that say "global warming cannot be happening because my town was chilly this year" have no idea what they are talking about. The Earth is a very complex system of inputs and outputs. Heat up one area, and another area will cool a bit. Push too hard with one thing, and something else has to give. In the end, entropy wins.



posted on Dec, 8 2009 @ 03:38 PM
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Wow, and here I was thinking that a bunch of emails quote-mined by anti-science ideologues was gunna change physics...

[edit on 8-12-2009 by melatonin]



posted on Dec, 8 2009 @ 03:43 PM
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Originally posted by melatonin
Wow, and here I was thinking that a bunch of emails quote-mined by anti-science ideologues was gunna change physics...


This is all about playing on ignorance of the public with regard to the science. People all join fads, and are too busy to notice.



posted on Dec, 8 2009 @ 03:48 PM
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Originally posted by andy1033
This is all about playing on ignorance of the public with regard to the science. People all join fads, and are too busy to notice.


Yeah, only takes 10 minutes on here to notice how gullible people are. Throw around smears and baseless accusations against scientists doing their jobs and it's like watching a bunch of rabid pirahna on crack.

The comedown's gotta hurt.

[edit on 8-12-2009 by melatonin]



posted on Dec, 8 2009 @ 03:51 PM
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Originally posted by pikestaff
But..... the British meteorological office has issued a graph showing global temperature has dropped since the year 2,000, so who is right?
The Brits have had three cold summers in a row, so have some parts of America, and NASA has said its been cooler than it was in the 1900's!
Can anyone sort this mess out?


If by 'British Meteorological Office you mean the MET Office, they are PART of the World Meteorological Organization. Follow this Link to the list of WMO European Members and scroll to the bottom of the list where you will find UK MET Office.

I will again point you to this portion of the Press Release from the WMO:


This preliminary information for 2009 is based on climate data from networks of land-based weather and climate stations, ships and buoys, as well as satellites. The data are continuously collected and disseminated by the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) of the 189 Members of WMO and several collaborating research institutions. The data continuously feed three main depository global climate data and analysis centres, which develop and maintain homogeneous global climate datasets based on peer-reviewed methodologies. The WMO global temperature analysis is thus based on three complementary datasets. One is the combined dataset maintained by both the Hadley Centre of the UK Met Office and the Climatic Research Unit, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom. Another dataset is maintained by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) under the United States Department of Commerce, and the third one is from the Goddard Institute of Space Studies (GISS) operated by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The content of the WMO statement is verified and peer-reviewed by leading experts from other international, regional and national climate institutions and centres before its publication.


Hope this helps.




[edit on 8-12-2009 by Animal]



posted on Dec, 8 2009 @ 03:54 PM
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Originally posted by endisnighe
I am just going to post these pesky little graphs put out by the high Priest Hansen himself.

And I will ask you, what is wrong with the three graphs? And what is wrong with the statement that this has been the hottest decade on record?



Nothing. AS far as I can tell the three graphs you present are projection of the climate pattern based on the projected amounts of Greenhouse Gases ONLY for the USA, which in the press release was explained like this:


This year above-normal temperatures were recorded in most parts of the continents. Only North America (United States and Canada) experienced conditions that were cooler than average. Given the current figures, large parts of southern Asia and central Africa are likely to have the warmest year on record.


This information has little bearing on the information complied by 180+ scientific research groups for the ENTIRE planet. Let me post this quote from the WMO Press Release once again:


This preliminary information for 2009 is based on climate data from networks of land-based weather and climate stations, ships and buoys, as well as satellites. The data are continuously collected and disseminated by the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) of the 189 Members of WMO and several collaborating research institutions. The data continuously feed three main depository global climate data and analysis centres, which develop and maintain homogeneous global climate datasets based on peer-reviewed methodologies. The WMO global temperature analysis is thus based on three complementary datasets. One is the combined dataset maintained by both the Hadley Centre of the UK Met Office and the Climatic Research Unit, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom. Another dataset is maintained by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) under the United States Department of Commerce, and the third one is from the Goddard Institute of Space Studies (GISS) operated by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The content of the WMO statement is verified and peer-reviewed by leading experts from other international, regional and national climate institutions and centres before its publication.



[edit on 8-12-2009 by Animal]



posted on Dec, 8 2009 @ 04:36 PM
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The year 2009 (January–October) was again warmer than the 1961–1990 average all over Europe and the Middle East.


I highly doubt that.



The European summer was also warmer than the long-term average, particularly over the southern regions. Spain had the third-warmest summer, with hotter summers reported only in 2003 and 2005. Italy recorded a strong heatwave in July, with maximum temperatures above 40°C, and some local temperatures reaching 45°C. A heatwave at the beginning of July affected the United Kingdom, France, Belgium and Germany, and some stations in Norway experienced new maximum temperature records.


Well, I have no idea how they are measuring the temperature, BUT in the UK I am still waiting for a summer in 2009...I am still waiting for a summer in 2008 for that matter. If there was a heat wave in July then we must have missed it. It could only have lasted two days. It has been the two least hot years that I can remember.
But as 2009 has set the record for all time and we are all going to die unless Fatty Gore gets a few more million and that Soros Monster Pig gets more control and Obama gets a few more million, I must point out that 1976 was a summer remembered fondly by all who lived through it as the hottest EVER known in the UK. There has never been a summer as hot before or since. So to compare 1976 to 2009 is a joke.



www.bbc.co.uk...


2009 has been the most pathetically wet, dull, rainy, cold, glum and decidedly not sunny or hot year…beaten only by 2008.
So what? Did we have a sudden peak around 1976, conveniently forgotten and totally meaningless….and yet are meant to accept that 2009 has been the hottest damn year since records began.
Whoever has decided this is true should be taken out and strapped to a damn wind turbine and left there in the increasingly cold weather until the end of time.

The only way the world is being messed up is by these liars and these politicians. Ban any verbal emissions from any of them and the world will be a safer place.



posted on Dec, 8 2009 @ 04:41 PM
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Originally posted by oneclickaway
The only way the world is being messed up is by these liars and these politicians. Ban any verbal emissions from any of them and the world will be a safer place.


If by liars and politicians you mean the 189 scientific organizations, then. . .um. . .sure.

I am amazed that people are so ready to dismiss scientific research because it appears to have a bias that they disagree with. Like in this case, apparently the bias for reality doesn't jive with your assumptions based on your own limited personal experience, so it must be the work of politicians and liars.


Sure thing mate.



posted on Dec, 8 2009 @ 05:12 PM
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What about he decade 1995-2005 ...that one was a lot warmer ....

This is spin and pure bull#.

A way to spin the declining temperatures away by selecting an arbitrary timescale that gives the desired result .... nothing to see here ...



posted on Dec, 8 2009 @ 05:13 PM
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Originally posted by pilot70
What about he decade 1995-2005 ...that one was a lot warmer ....

This is spin and pure bull#.

A way to spin the declining temperatures away by selecting an arbitrary timescale that gives the desired result .... nothing to see here ...


Could you please elaborate on this? Thanks.



posted on Dec, 8 2009 @ 05:21 PM
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Originally posted by Animal

Originally posted by pilot70
What about he decade 1995-2005 ...that one was a lot warmer ....

This is spin and pure bull#.

A way to spin the declining temperatures away by selecting an arbitrary timescale that gives the desired result .... nothing to see here ...


Could you please elaborate on this? Thanks.


Animal, in this world nothing is provable


anyhow, the rabbit hole just gets dumber and darker on all fronts -



posted on Dec, 8 2009 @ 05:32 PM
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Originally posted by Janky Red
Animal, in this world nothing is provable



Not true.



anyhow, the rabbit hole just gets dumber and darker on all fronts -


? what ?



posted on Dec, 8 2009 @ 05:47 PM
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Please move to the hoax board or delete this thread entirely,thank you.



posted on Dec, 8 2009 @ 05:56 PM
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Originally posted by genius/idoit
Please move to the hoax board or delete this thread entirely,thank you.


I am curious, what makes this thread a hoax?



posted on Dec, 8 2009 @ 06:03 PM
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The "experts" you are citing are proven frauds.



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