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2005- Northern Hemispheres warmest year ever recorded

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posted on Dec, 16 2005 @ 08:35 AM
This year has been the world's second warmest on record (reliable temperature records started being kept in the 1860's). Also, the Northern Hemisphere has experienced its hottest weather since recordings started. Ocean temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean have also been the hottest on record. Researchers believe that this is some more evidence that human-induced global warming is very real. Dr. Viner, part of the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia, attests the upward trend of temperatures to human caused global warming. Viner says, "It's simple physics; more greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, emissions growing on a global basis, and consequently increasing temperatures." In Washington DC, the beliefs are different. Fred Singer from the Science and Environmental Policy Project believes these recent warm temperatures only prove the Northern Hemisphere is getting warmer. He does not conclude that human effects can be attributed to the warmer weather.
This year has been the warmest on record in the Northern Hemisphere, say scientists in Britain. It is the second warmest globally since the 1860s, when reliable records began, they add.

Ocean temperatures recorded in the Northern Hemisphere Atlantic Ocean have also been the hottest on record. The researchers, from the UK Met Office and the University of East Anglia, say this is more evidence for the reality of human-induced global warming.

"The data also show that the sea surface temperature in the northern hemisphere Atlantic is the highest since 1880," said Dr David Viner, from the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia (UEA). No measurements of average temperature can be completely accurate, and Dr Viner believes the team's calculations are subject to an error of about plus or minus 0.1C.

However, he says, the long-term trend is clearly upwards - rapidly over the last decade - indicating the reality of human-induced global warming. "We're right, the sceptics are wrong," he told the BBC News website. "It's simple physics; more greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, emissions growing on a global basis, and consequently increasing temperatures."

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

This is just another look at how global warming is occuring. Facts are conclusive that we are experiencing increasingly warmer weather, but what is it being caused by. Some believe it is our faults, others say it is just part of nature. Could the amount of hurricanes this year have caused the warm temperatures for the Northern Hemisphere? We must have seen one of the greatest storm years ever, but would this lead to an entire hemisphere warming, or was the hemisphere already warming which caused the storms? Just some thoughts.

[edit on 27-12-2005 by asala]

posted on Dec, 16 2005 @ 08:40 AM
So the warmest on record since the 1860's. What about the 900's? Waht about the other 99.999999% of the years beyond 1860's? This is silliness..........

posted on Dec, 16 2005 @ 08:47 AM
I agree,

This is rather pathetic that weather records are only dating back to the 1860's, and scientist say that it's the "Warmest year recorded in the Northern Hemisphere"

What this does show is that we are experiencing the warmest temperatures of our time. I guess we can only look at the now, and analyze that data recorded. It is unfortunate that we can not look back in time and possibly realize this is just normally occuring weather every few hundred years or so.

It is still intriguing that a steep inlcine in warm weather has started around 1985-2005.

posted on Dec, 16 2005 @ 09:11 AM
I read today on ABC News that this year was Australias hottest on record ever.

The Australian

ABC News

[edit on 16-12-2005 by Mayet]

posted on Dec, 16 2005 @ 09:14 AM
I don't think it's silly at all. We have the information we have and that's what we need to look at. The idea that it 'might' just be a trend that has repeated itself before is a possibility, but to disregard the real data we do have as 'silliness' because of what 'might' be is irrespossible.

If we don't take a serious look at this data and act accordingly, we 'might' not have the opportunity to see the possible trend repeated because we disregarded what was right before our eyes.

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posted on Dec, 16 2005 @ 09:21 AM
It is silliness because there is nothing anyone can do to change anything. The inference is always that somehow man is responsible........BS. Solar super max started around 1985 in a supercycle. End of story......

posted on Dec, 16 2005 @ 10:12 AM
And where is the proof that this supercycle will follow previous patterns?

I believe we can help global warming slowdown. Obviously we can not stop it, but there are measures governments around the world can take to see that warming does not increase more than normal.

There are two main ways to slow down global warming - go to the links below for further information on each of these:

1. Reducing the amount of energy we use

Practical measures to save energy-

Carbon calculator - how much carbon do you put out into the atmosphere?-

2. Using energy from sources which don't put out carbon dioxide

"Green" or Renewable energy-

posted on Dec, 16 2005 @ 10:46 AM
I wonder if this reporting is based on the same bad information the Washington Post ran with. A university report really ripped the press a new one for the way they handled the information.

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