Posts Tagged ‘NOAA’

Global Cooling? NOAA Global Surface Temperature Anomalies Prove Otherwise

photo by baldeaglebluff (Flickr)

There’s no doubt much of the United States has been damn f’n cold lately, and we’ve yet to engage in those late November rituals involving turkey carving and conservative uncle debating. And when the weather turns cold, you know, during months that usually are cold for much of the U.S., climate-change-denying conservatives can’t help themselves, because Al Gore told them global warming/climate change meant that winter would cease to exist — well, at least that’s what they “heard.” The mere presence/existence of winter offers little, I mean, NO proof that climate change is not real. Remember folks, when it’s winter here, it’s…
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NOAA says July 2012 was “all-time warmest month on record for the nation”

NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson

Can someone please turn off the oven! Modern temperature records go back to 1895, and July 2012 is now ranked among those records as the all-time warmest month. In the State of the Climate report, NOAA says the average July 2012 temperature for the contiguous United States was 77.6, beating the old record of 77.4 set in July 1936. That might not seem like a big difference, but keep in mind we are comparing record-breaking numbers here, and this particular number is an average for the entire month. So a 0.2 degree increase is actually fairly significant. If you don’t find…
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CBS News – NOAA links extreme weather to climate change

NOAA links extreme weather, including severe drought in Texas, to climate change. Climate change deniers scream liberal conspiracy. On Tuesday, for the first time, government scientists are saying recent extreme weather events are likely connected to man-made climate change. It’s the conclusion of a report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The report says last year’s record drought in Texas was made “roughly 20 times more likely” because of man made climate change. NOAA links extreme weather to climate change

Video: Warmest March In 117 Years, Over 15,000 High Temperature Records Set

NOAA - March 2012

Climate Reality – March 2012: The warmest March since 1895 In many ways it’s been a beautiful spring, but something about it just hasn’t been right. The cherry blossoms here in D.C. bloomed early, the bright pinks and reds of the azaleas at the Masters were missing, and it seems like allergy season is taking on a whole new meaning. But it wasn’t just missing flowers or my ever-present allergies: This March was the warmest March on record in the United States since 1895. More than 15,000 cities and towns across the eastern two-thirds of the U.S. set high temperature…
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So Far 2012 Has Been A Year Of Record High Temperatures

Thermometer - photo by Kati Szalay

The AP reports that it’s not just March, but the entire start of 2012 that has seen high temperature records shattered. March was 8.6 degrees above normal for the lower 48 states and the first three months of 2012 combined were 6 degrees above normal, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).