Last November and December, in their campaign to impugn science and promote air pollution, climate change “skeptics” said that global warming is done, and that we are in a new planetary cooling phase.
“The interesting thing about it is the temperature anomaly map for June shows it was pretty much warm everywhere over land except for a few places,” said David Easterling, of NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C., which released the data. “That’s somewhat of an uncommon pattern to see almost all the land mass being that warm.”
Only the U.S. Pacific Northwest, northern Europe and southern China were cooler than average, according to NOAA.
As the Earth continues to heat up from rising levels of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere, the planet is likely to see more record-breaking years. “As we continue to get warmer, the odds of any given year breaking the record are pretty high,” Easterling said.
Indeed, four of the five warmest years on record have come in the last decade. The reigning warmest year on record is 2005, followed by 1998, 2003, 2006 and 2009, Easterling said.
We don’t even have to see their intimate e-mails to know they fibbed to us. The thermometer on the patio has the news.
Last year, when the world’s leaders were preparing to meet in Copenhagen, harpies from the radical and crazy right insisted that global warming had ceased its advances, and the global cooling would be the norm for the near and midrange future. They promised!*
Good heavens! Do you think they were fibbing when they said the scientists were wrong, and mean? Were they fibbing when they said CO2 is not a pollutant?
How many more broken promises? (/sarcasm off)
Would Copenhagen’s result been different had this information been available a year earlier?
* Note: No, they didn’t promise, not really. Critics of taking action for a better future never promise anything solid. They only carp that whatever being done is wrong, unnecessary, and too expensive. Plus, they complain that the food is horrible to the point of being inedible, and the portions are too small.