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2015 Officially Hottest Year on Record

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Crabtownboy, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. Crabtownboy

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    The long-term warming of the planet, as well as an exceptionally strong El Niño, led to numerous climate records in 2015, including milestones for global temperatures, carbon dioxide levels and ocean heat, according to the World Meteorological Organization’s annual State of the Climate Report.

    “The future is happening now,” WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas said in a statement. “The alarming rate of change we are now witnessing in our climate as a result of greenhouse gas emissions is unprecedented in modern records.”

    Of the excess heat trapped by greenhouse gases, 93 percent is stored in the oceans. The heat content of the ocean going down to a depth of 6,500 feet (2,000 meters) also hit a new record high last year, the report noted.

    Ocean heating accounts for about 40 percent of global sea level rise, because water expands as it warms up; global average sea level from January through November was also a record high, the WMO said.

    Hotter ocean waters also contributed to a global coral bleaching event that is still ongoing, and scientists are concerned that a growing amount of that heat trapped in the ocean could be released into the atmosphere, fueling even more and faster warming.

    Heat wasn’t the only arena where records were set: Preliminary data from NOAA suggests that 2015 saw the biggest single-year leap in global carbon dioxide levels, and Arctic sea ice saw a record low winter maximum and its fourth lowest summer minimum.


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    Bad timing. It's 18 degrees outside with 35 mph gusts and it's snowing. I'm not reading any global warming stories until it breaks 70 for at least a week.
     
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    Yep. Snow storm inbound for my bit of Northern Wisconsin... Just as the last of the area's snow melted off.
     
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    That ain't--I say-- that ain't much wonder, boy, what with al Gore's big house and big vehicles and leftwingers driving their suvs to global warming conferences and treehugging rallies, + all the smoke from Ferguson and Baltimore.
     
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    5 years ago Al Gore said in 5 years we were going to lose the Northern polar ice caps.

    Uh...still there.
     
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    The Democrats always want more money to spend even if their cause is scientific garbage. Lately we have been getting a lot of hot air from the Democrats on a subject that no Democrat can hold an intelligent conversation about.
     
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    Hillary is dithering on this subject also. First she said that she was going to finish shutting down the coal industry. Wouldn't it be a good idea to ban the use of coal in the free world? AlienAlienAlien
     
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    First it was global cooling, then global warming, both proven failures. Then it became 'climate change' to the liberals because actual 'weather' (which is all climate change really is) is impossible to disprove. Now they want full control of everything because, you know, the planet Earth has weather.
     
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    And God looks down and says, "Oh, man! I never saw that coming!"

    My God is in control.

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    Obama has the right idea in his suggestion to use the RICO laws to prosecute climate-change deniers! AlienAlienAlien
     
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    But much smaller.
     
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    Time to put deniers in jail and shut down the coal industry and go to only one type of deodorant. AlienAlienAlien
     
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    Who can believe anything the climate alarmists put out? They are proven liars. Repeatedly.


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    Wrong.

    Larger. Much larger.


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    This thread should be recessed because of the blizzard out west. AlienAlienAlien

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    The polar ice cap would have been much larger if it were not for white Republican flatulence. AlienAlienAlien
     
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    Maybe they did the study in Honolulu?

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    NASA scientists observed 33 per cent more ice than the average in 2013, and 25 per cent more in 2014.

    Climate change experts have long documented the decline in the polar ice caps.

    Researchers say the latest figures suggest most of those losses may have been offset by the over half million square miles of new pack ice in the north polar regions and even more than that in the south polar regions.
     
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