Annals of Global Warming: Another broken campaign promise: 2010 hottest year on record

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.

It’s one more broken campaign promise from the anticlimate science politicians, like Anthony Watts2010 on track to be the hottest year on record.

“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?

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*  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.

4 Responses to Annals of Global Warming: Another broken campaign promise: 2010 hottest year on record

  1. geoman says:

    I’m not sure what to make of this. I’ve always heard weather doesn’t equal climate. So a hot summer proves nothing…right? Or are you being sarcastic?

    Also, you seem confused between lying and being wrong about something. Just because Theory A turns out to be true, doesn’t make the proponents of Theory B liars. That’s the difference between politics and science.

    Finally, not to burst your bubble, but the world leaders are the real liars here. They know there is no way to stop carbon dioxide concentrations from increasing over the next 50 years. Carbon dioxide concentrations will stop increasing only when there is nothing left to burn.

    Do some math – you’ll soon realize that a vast majority of the carbon left in the ground is under control of people who can’t be convinced not to extract it, and will be sold to countries who can’t be convinced not to burn it. Whatever Western Europe and North America do won’t make the slightest difference in the end result.


  2. anthrosciguy says:

    We’ll hear the same old crap about cooling once winter sets in. The deniers are just that stupid or dishonest, or both.


  3. Ed Darrell says:

    Your great error is in assuming that scientists now say only carbon dioxide can change climate. That has not been alleged by anyone except a few climate denialist crazies.

    What scientists say now is that, of all the causes of global warming ever known, we can eliminate all but greenhouse gases in the current warming.

    Are you alleging that only CO2 can warm? Are you alleging that CO2 caused the end of the most recent, or any ice age? Or did you divine something you’re not stating from crystals, crystal balls, tea leaves, or somebody’s palm?

    The scientists stick to the Sherlock Holmes prescription: Eliminate all the causes that are impossible, and what remains, no matter how improbable, is the cause You say it has warmed in the past for other causes? Granted.

    Now, explain how any other cause is warming the Earth’s atmosphere now, and show it. For more than 50 years serious scientists have been working to disprove CO2 as the current cause, without success. What have you got that 100,000 scientists haven’t?


  4. mkfreeberg says:

    The thermometer on the patio has the news.

    Was the <sarcasm on> tag already in effect when this sentence popped up? Global climate != local climate.

    I’m not sure mockery alone, however desperately you leverage it, is going to explain how the Ice Age ended without any SUVs or diesel generators around.


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