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2013 - 4th hottest year on record - 37th consecutive year with a global temperature above the 20th century average

The Earth is warming, as virtually the entire world scientific community affirms. This current ongoing warming trend is being driven by the increased levels (+43%) of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere that have been produced by human activities, again as virtually the entire world scientific community affirms.

While the warming has happened faster in some years and slower in other years, due to the influence of various natural factors, the warming has been inexorable. 2013 was the 37th consecutive year in which temperatures were higher than the 20th century average temperature. This last December was the 346th consecutive month with global average temperatures above the 20th-century average. (You denier cult dimwits may need to look up the meaning of the word "consecutive" in order for you to comprehend the significance of these facts.) 2013 now ranks as the 4th warmest year on record. 2001 to 2010 is the warmest decade on record. 2010 is tied with 2005 as the warmest year on record. All of the warmest years on record have occurred since 1998. The coldest years since 1998 are still warmer than the warmest years before 1998. The evidence for warming is crystal clear and scientifically undeniable.

Due to the elevated levels of CO2 in the Earth's atmosphere, anthropogenic global warming will inevitably continue to warm our only planet for centuries to come. The denier cult fantasies about global cooling are, in fact, impossible at this point. The laws of physics make continued warming completely inevitable and inescapable. Just how catastrophic the eventual warming/climate changes will get over the next few centuries is probably currently still something humanity can mitigate by taking prompt action to drastically reduce human caused carbon emissions.

State of the Climate
National Climatic Data Center
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Global Summary Information - December 2013

2013 global temperature ties as fourth warmest on record since 1880

 

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The globally-averaged temperature for 2013 tied as the fourth warmest year since record keeping began in 1880. It also marked the 37th consecutive year with a global temperature above the 20th century average. The last below-average annual temperature was 1976. Including 2013, all 13 years of the 21st century (2001-2013) rank among the 15 warmest in the 134-year period of record. The three warmest years on record are 2010, 2005, and 1998.

Most areas of the world experienced above-average annual temperatures. Over land, parts of central Asia, western Ethiopia, eastern Tanzania, and much of southern and western Australia were record warm, as were sections of the Arctic Ocean, a large swath of the southwestern Pacific Ocean, parts of the central Pacific, and an area of the central Indian Ocean. Only part of the central United States was cooler than average over land. Small regions scattered across the eastern Pacific Ocean and a region of the Southern Ocean south of South America were cooler than average. No region of the globe was record cold during 2013.

2013 Global temperature highlights

* The globally-averaged annual combined land and ocean surface temperature was 0.62°C (1.12°F) above the 20th century average of 13.9°C (57.0°F). Numerically, this temperature departure for 2013 tied with 2003 as the fourth warmest year since records began in 1880. Even when considering a margin of error of ±0.09°C (0.16°F), 2013 is still more likely than not to be among the top five warmest years on record.

* 2013 also marked the 37th consecutive year with a global temperature above the 20th century average. The last colder-than-average year was 1976.

* The global annual temperature has increased at an average rate of 0.06°C (0.11°F) per decade since 1880 and at an average rate of 0.16°C (0.28°F) per decade since 1970.

* The 2013 worldwide land surface temperature was 0.99°C (1.78°F) above the 20th century average, making it the fourth warmest such period on record. The margin of error is ±0.19°C (0.34°F).

Some national highlights are included below:

* The Arctic Oscillation was a major driver of weather patterns over land during early 2013 across the Northern Hemisphere, bringing cooler-than-average spring temperatures to much of Europe, the southeastern United States, northwestern Russia, and parts of Japan. In contrast, the Arctic region was considerably warmer than average during this period.

* Australia observed its warmest year in the country's 104-year period of record, with a nationally-averaged temperature that was 1.20°C (2.16°F) above the 19611990 average, easily surpassing the previous record set in 2005 by 0.17°C (0.31°F). Much of this warmth can be attributed to the record-warm summer (December 2012February 2013) and spring (SeptemberNovember 2013), with September having the largest temperature departure from average of any month since records began in 1910, at +2.75°C (+4.95°F). The warmth was also notable because it was widespread across the country, with every state and the Northern Territory ranking among their four warmest years on record.

* Finland had its sixth highest annual temperature since records began in 1847, with much of the country 1°2°C (1.8°3.6°F) above the 19812010 average.

* The 2013 global average ocean temperature was 0.48°C (0.86°F) above the 20th century average of 16.1°C (60.9°F), tying with 2006 as the eighth warmest year on record.

* ENSO-neutral conditions emerged in the central and eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean during the second half of 2012 and prevailed during all of 2013.

2013 Precipitation highlights

* 2013 saw near-average precipitation on balance for land-based rain gauges around the globe, at just 0.31 mm (0.01 inch) above the 19611990 average of 1,033 mm (40.7 inches). However, precipitation varied greatly across regions.

* In early 2013, much-below-average rainfall was recorded in northeastern Brazil, where parts of the region were experiencing their worst drought in the past half century. In December, many states in southeastern Brazil observed record high rainfall. At least seven cities in the region set new single monthly precipitation records.

* In southern Africa, Botswana and Namibia experienced their worst droughts in 30 years during 2013.

* The Southwest Asian monsoon season had an early onset of June 16 over all of India and contributed to the worst flooding and devastation in the past half century to regions near the India-Nepal border. The monsoon arrived 15 days early in Uttarakhand, with constant rain during June 1518. Northwest India received nearly double its average June rainfall. The flooding occurred during the peak tourist and pilgrimage season, killing thousands of people.

* From the end of July to mid-August 2013, unusually heavy rain fell near the Amur River, which marks the border between China and Russia. The river reached a record 100.56 m (329.92 ft), surpassing the previous record set in 1984, as heavy flooding hit parts of the region. The Songhuajiang and Liaohe River Basins in northeast China saw their heaviest floods since 1998. In eastern Russia, more than 140 towns were affected by their worst flooding in 120 years.

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So tell us, MassInsanity, translating from Teabagese into English, what does that mean? You're a teenage girl, maybe?

Go take a breath. Clear your mind and biases. Them go read your post with an independent perspective.

 

If you do that properly, you will know exactly what I mean.

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Go take a breath. Clear your mind and biases. Them go read your post with an independent perspective. If you do that properly, you will know exactly what I mean.

My post, the OP, consists of accurate scientific information. Your denial of those facts is a reflection of your own ignorance and stupidity, MassInsanity, not a rebuttal of those facts.

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This is a disaster. 6/10 of a single degree in global temperature rise. Next thing you know, Greenland will be green AGAIN and they will be able to cultivate the land there and use it to farm. Oh the hue manatee.

 

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This global warming hysteria has gone way over the top. Almost no data support the computer models, and for good reasons. Computer models are actually pretty poor at predicting outcomes in complex scenarios, even ones much less complex than our environment. In addition, they must be spoon fed assumptions where data are not available, or can't be predicted. Predicting something as "simple" as tomorrow's weather is incredibly complex and you can only hope to be in the ballpark. Predicting something as incomprehensibly complex as an entire global climate 25 years from now is probably akin to predicting winning lottery numbers once a year for the rest of your life.

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My post, the OP, consists of accurate scientific information. Your denial of those facts is a reflection of your own ignorance and stupidity, MassInsanity, not a rebuttal of those facts.

I see you didn't take the time for reflective self evaluation. I'm guessing you never do. Such a pity to waste a life like that.

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This is a disaster. 6/10 of a single degree in global temperature rise. Next thing you know, Greenland will be green AGAIN and they will be able to cultivate the land there and use it to farm. Oh the hue manatee.

 

This global warming hysteria has gone way over the top. Almost no data support the computer models, and for good reasons. Computer models are actually pretty poor at predicting outcomes in complex scenarios, even ones much less complex than our environment. In addition, they must be spoon fed assumptions where data are not available, or can't be predicted. Predicting something as "simple" as tomorrow's weather is incredibly complex and you can only hope to be in the ballpark. Predicting something as incomprehensibly complex as an entire global climate 25 years from now is probably akin to predicting winning lottery numbers once a year for the rest of your life.

Clueless stupidity isn't actually a real argument.

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Global warming is a lie and you know it. Have some balls and admit you're in line with the globalist agenda you coward.

Global warming is very real and poses a very real threat to our world and our civilization and to all future generations.....and if you don't know that by now, you're a delusional retard stooging for the profits of the fossil fuel industry.

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Global warming is very real and poses a very real threat to our world and our civilization and to all future generations.....and if you don't know that by now, you're a delusional retard stooging for the profits of the fossil fuel industry.

LOL that's all lies. Keep lying liar.

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one side has facts and numbers and one has vague insults and drivel.

That's an absolute lie, and you, pg and Bb know it.

 

Consider all my fact filled posts on LF debunking the claim that CO2 drove the ongoing warming trend.

 

But then lies are all the AGWalarmists now have to promote their scam.

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Lol. Hmm one side has facts and numbers and one has vague insults and drivel.

Yup that's about right. You just seem to be confused about which is which.

 

Check out all these threads. I bet you will be surprised about where the namecalling comes from

 

A man who has the facts does not call people names.

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Anybody got some global warming i can borrow. because it cold as chit here in Missouri.

Sure, just ask these blokes for some of theirs. I'm sure they be really happy to let you have it.

 

Australia Braces for Second Heatwave, Bushfires

International Business Times

By Reissa Su

January 28, 2014

Fire authorities have issued catastrophic fire warnings in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia that faces another scorching heat wave of up to 45 degrees Celsius [113 F.]. According to the Bureau of Meteorology, a severe heat wave will reach the border between Victoria and NSW on Jan 28.

 

The heatwave will expand to the inland border area and reach Western Australia on Friday, Jan 31. Strong winds in parts of South Australia have prompted fire authorities to issue a fire danger warning in anticipation of bushfires.

 

Extreme fire danger warnings are in place in over some parts of the Eyre peninsula, Yorke peninsula, Mount Lofty ranges, Murraylands, Adelaide metropolitan, Riverland regions and Kangaroo Island.

 

The Country Fire Service has advised residents living near areas prone to bushfires to leave early in case of catastrophic fire danger. Fire authorities said it will be difficult to control wildfires since they need cooler weather conditions and significant resources.

 

Adelaide is predicted to 41C [106 F] temperature on Jan 30. Melbourne has reached 39C but a cooler change is expected by next week as cool winds will embrace the coastal regions. For the rest of the week, NSW will have 40C temperatures.

 

Extreme fire danger has been issued in some parts of Victoria as total fire bans are in place for Wimmera, some regions in Gipplsnad and Mailee. Country Fire Authority state duty officer Stephen Walls said total fire bans must be strictly observed to reduce the chances of triggering a fire.

 

It is the second heatwave to hit in January after the record-breaking heatwave struck Victoria earlier in the month. The heatwaved sparked bushfires in the state of Victoria and killed one person. Fires in South Australia and New South Wales were also reported and prompted officials to issue several fire alerts.

 

South-east Australia has been experiencing consecutive days of scorching temperatures. Various reports said that Victoria had at least 43 fires while South Australia had 16 blazes. Authorities reported 12 fires in New South Wales on Jan. 17.

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Then why do global warming alarmists continue to double down on it?

 

So you're describing 97% of all scientists who study in the field as "Alarmists"

 

I love when a conspiracy theory inolves 100s of thousands of people working secretly to achieve a goal. :) And you cons wonder why Comedians like focusing on you so much.

 

I would like to point out the reputable source put forward by the author of this thread. We have a source that would actually be acceptable in an acedemic setting. I've yet to see one such source posted by a Con who thinks Man Made Climate Change is a conspiracy. Good luck finding reputable among your bought and paid for 3%.

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Go take a breath. Clear your mind and biases. Them go read your post with an independent perspective.

 

If you do that properly, you will know exactly what I mean.

 

 

I have no problem with global warming. After all Fat Albert Gore said the world would be in flames in ten years and that was a number of years ago.

 

One good thing with the world burning up is that all the sodomites will be toast.

 

Yahooooooo.

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So you're describing 97% of all scientists who study in the field as "Alarmists"

 

I love when a conspiracy theory inolves 100s of thousands of people working secretly to achieve a goal. :) And you cons wonder why Comedians like focusing on you so much.

 

I would like to point out the reputable source put forward by the author of this thread. We have a source that would actually be acceptable in an acedemic setting. I've yet to see one such source posted by a Con who thinks Man Made Climate Change is a conspiracy. Good luck finding reputable among your bought and paid for 3%.

 

Once again asshat, calling me a con is inaccurate. If you're going to throw labels around, at least try to be somewhat accurate. For example, if I called you a dip[excrement], that would hit the mark. See how that works?

 

And it has been widely shown what happens to scientists that dare go against the government. Their funding gets cut, they get continuously berated by their "peers," etc. But of course, that's conspiracy theory that is promptly refuted by those accused. And we all know that the accused are the most reliable source of the truth.

 

But regardless, how do you account for the same climate fluctuations happening on other planets. Just so we're on the same page, you do agree that humans don't inhabit Mars, right?

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