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2012 world temperature in top 10 hottest

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posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 06:13 PM

lobally, 2012 was one of the warmest years on record, according to separate reports from NOAA and NASA.

NOAA's 2012 State of the Climate report, released Tuesday, concluded that last year was the 10th warmest since record keeping began in 1880.

According to NOAA, 2012 marked the 36th consecutive year with global average temperatures above last century's average. Every year of the 21st century thus far has been one of the top 14 warmest years in 133 years of recordkeeping.

James E. Hansen, the director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, said during a Tuesday press call, "Each decade has been significantly warmer than the prior decade since the mid-1970s." He added, "We can predict with confidence that the next decade will be warmer than the last."

NOAA confirmed last week that 2012 was the warmest year on record for the contiguous U.S., based on records dating back to 1895. The year was one degree Fahrenheit warmer than the previous record holder, 1998. According to Climate Central, Jake Crouch, a climate scientist at NOAA's National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C., said, "Climate change has had a role in this [record]."

I heard this news this morning so I thought I would share it with you.

There are different websites saying it barely made it into the top ten (which I heard this morning)like this one, and this one said it is #9.

Either way it was a hot year in the US, but seemed to be quite normal in the rest of the world.

Maybe the US should stop polluting so much...

For all the hype about everything heating up, I was expecting more...

Any thoughts?


posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 06:35 PM
To think we have a significant impact on the earth’s climate is narcissistic and naive. No doubt the people campaigning about climate change, like Al Gore, leave amongst the biggest ‘carbon footprints’ themselves... In any case, it is not the average man and woman, yet we’re the ones who are blamed, punished and penalised. “Climate change” is natural. There was stinking hot days ten years ago, five thousand years ago, nine million years ago and they’re certainly be stinking hot days in the next year.

What if the Earth were going through a natural cooling phase, rather than a warming one? How would they spin that into a man made disaster and profit from it? Other than producing and selling more heaters and gas...

posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 06:53 PM

Originally posted by predator0187
NOAA's 2012 State of the Climate report, released Tuesday, concluded that last year was the 10th warmest since record keeping began in 1880.

Why wasnt it the hottest ever?

If CO2 levels...

...causes global warming, then why doesnt it get hotter every year?

posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 06:59 PM
reply to post by predator0187
I live in the southern US and it has been a pretty mild year where I live. We didn't even see the thermometer get to 100 degrees F this past summer, which it normally does. Maybe it has been overly warm in some areas of the country, but that hasn't been the case for all areas.

posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 09:23 PM
reply to post by alfa1

One or two years that it doesn't just means that they are noise. The general trend is that it is getting warmer.

Whether it's man made or cyclical is the real question...

posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 09:26 PM
Well, the last few months of 2012 in WA (Australia) broke many records for

longest heatwave on record
hottest heatwave on record
hottest day on record
hottest night on record

we also experience 2x one in a hundred year storms

and i read this morning the water temp around WA/Perth is unusually high at the moment.

The weather is changing, I can feel it when i walk outside I dont care what any government sponsored, influenced, manipulated graph tells me.

posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 09:30 PM
It's been getting hotter since there were glaciers just north of Dallas 13000 years ago.
Where are the cavemen at.
They can straighten this out.

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