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NOAA: 2010 Tied for Earth's Warmest Year on Record

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posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 12:24 PM
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well, it's official, but according to what, false numbers or is there actually truth to this?
i searched and there was a thread from a few months ago quoting the possibility of this coming to light.


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Published on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 by USA Today NOAA: 2010 Tied for Earth's Warmest Year on Record by Doyle Rice 2010 tied with 2005 as the warmest year of the global surface temperature record, according to data released today by the National Climatic Data Center. Records began in 1880. The Earth's temperature was 1.12 degrees F above the 20th-century average, which was the same as 2005. [Ice floes are seen off the coast of Novia Scotia, Canada. 2010 tied with 2005 as the warmest year of the global surface temperature record, according to data released today by the National Climatic Data Center. (AFP/Getty Images/File/Joe Raedle) ]Ice floes are seen off the coast of Novia Scotia, Canada. 2010 tied with 2005 as the warmest year of the global surface temperature record, according to data released today by the National Climatic Data Center. (AFP/Getty Images/File/Joe Raedle) It was the 34th-consecutive year that the global temperature were above average, according to the data center. The last below-average year was 1976. The global land surface temperatures for 2010 were the warmest on record at 1.8 F above the 20th-century average. Warmer-than-average temperatures occurred for most of the world's surface. The warmest temperatures occurred throughout the high-latitude regions of the Northern Hemisphere, Canada, Alaska, the tropical Atlantic Ocean, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and northern Africa. Nine of the Earth's 10 warmest years on record have occurred since 2001, and all 12 of the warmest years have occurred since 1997. The global average surface temperature has risen more than 1 degree since the start of the 20th century. Most notable, within the past three decades, the rate of warming in global temperatures has been approximately three times greater than the century scale trend. In a separate global temperature report released last week, 2010 finished in a photo finish with 1998 for the warmest year in the 32-year satellite temperature record, according to John Christy, professor of atmospheric science and director of the Earth System Science Center at The University of Alabama in Huntsville. According to Christy, 2010 was only 0.02 degree F cooler than 1998, an amount that is not statistically significant. The satellite data shows that the globe continues to warm unevenly, with warming increasing as you go north: The Arctic Ocean has warmed an average of almost 3 degrees in the past 32 years. For the contiguous USA alone, the climate center reports that the 2010 average annual temperature was above normal, resulting in the 23rd warmest year on record. © 2011 USA Today




posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 12:28 PM
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Could have fooled me!, Im freezing here



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 12:48 PM
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been an odd year here in the new mexico high country.
quite mild actually, yet the storms that did hit packed a wallop and were bitter cold.



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 12:51 PM
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Wish i had that sort of weather, we arnt really blessed here in england, Maybe the earth is warming up, But people seem to be adapting to climate change rapidlly



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 12:58 PM
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if i remember correctly, you brits have had one of the coldest winters on record?



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 01:01 PM
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I didnt really notice to be honest, Got a lot of Norweigen blood in me

But yeah it caused Inconvience to Others, Blooming weather eh, but its not the Coldest winter weve had



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 01:47 PM
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Originally posted by rubbertramp
well, it's official, but according to what, false numbers or is there actually truth to this?


If you ask people living in the tropics like India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, etc, that would be the truth.

If you ask people in Atlanta, they would think otherwise. Up in the polar regions is panic mode as they are getting the highest temperature rise.

It is indeed warming in many places and getting harsh winters in others. They took the average all over the world and this is what you get. Remember that North America, and Europe are not the only places on Earth

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posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 01:52 PM
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Here is a video that explains the reason it is so cold and how it relates to climate change/global warming.




posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 01:54 PM
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No question about change, its def happening.
Question is, did we do it or is it normal ?



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 02:14 PM
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Originally posted by TedHodgson But people seem to be adapting to climate change rapidlly


Not really, in places where it's actualler getting hotter every year, in the tropics, local mortality rates has been increasing.

We had the most number of deaths last year in our locality and many were heat-related.

It's a lot harder to adapt to increasing hot tropical/desert climate than bitter winters in my experience. I've practically lived through bitter winters and harsh heat. I was born in the tropics and lived most my life there but I found I could more easily adapt to cold. Plus, it's a lot cheaper/simpler to keep warm than to keep cold!

From experience, I'd a lot less worried if it's an ice age coming than global warming!

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posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 10:14 PM
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Of course winter still follows summer just as ice ages still follow warming periods!

Wrap your heads around this

www.iceagenow.com...



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 10:19 PM
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It's easy to think that way but statistically the cold kills more people and life than the warming or heat. Warming is the least of the problems. The biggest problem would be a mini ice age or ice age. It effects people in more ways that you realize. Growing seasons are shorter, producing less food, making it harder to transport etc... ICE/COLD = WORSE




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