The Hottest Climate Change Stories of 2012

Dec 24, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: LiveScience

Perhaps the most unavoidable climate story of 2012 was the warmth that gripped much of the United States, and to a lesser degree, the planet, throughout the entire year.

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The Agriculture Department says Nebraska's winter wheat crop remained in bad condition despite some rain and snow that brought much-needed moisture to the state.

The USDA says in its December report that 15 percent of the crop was rated very poor and 34 percent poor. That total of 49 percent is 3 points above the 46 percent in a report issued at the end of November.

The USDA says unseasonably warm and dry weather in the first half of December was followed by rain and snow. The snow provided cover for fields of winter wheat.

Hay and forage supplies were rated 10 percent very short, 29 short, 61 adequate and 0 surplus. Last year at this time ratings totaled 96 percent for adequate to surplus.
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pinheadlitesout wrote:
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I"pinheadlitesout" fails, further.'pinheadlitesout' makes up lies to justify my choice to be scientifically & mathematically lost.
It was a conservative, re-pubic-lick-un directed, unregulated greedy business that did NOT follow science, that collapsed the economy.
Trying to blame science & mathematics, is what conservative, re-pubic-lick-un like me directed, unregulated greedy business does best...... along with misdirection, dealings in the dark, & sleight-of-hand. Yes, sir........I"pinheadliteo ut" conservatives, re-pubic-lick-uns, & business are the keys to adroitness in deception.
Well said "pinheadlitesout" so when can we expect you to change for the good?
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New Government Report Shows the Impact of Global Warming is Already Here [news]

[Duh.]
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SpaceBlues wrote:
New Government Report Shows the Impact of Global Warming is Already Here [news]
[Duh.]
Now there’s a bunch you want to count on. Now all will know why you really really don't know.
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SpaceBlues wrote:
The hottest news was James Hansen demonstrating that recent heat waves "were a consequence of global warming."
Anyone else to disagree with him and his team will have to show evidence just like them. The forum deniers who have disappeared into thin air - with more CO2 than before - did not have any evidence to the contrary.
Check out the years 1950 to 1956.
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Just follow the money and you will find global warming cooling climate change.

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Fun Facts wrote:
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Check out the years 1950 to 1956.
Check out the OTHER years.

Not to mention TSI is not the only variable affecting temperature.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Climate_Cha...
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Wallop10 wrote:
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Check out the OTHER years.
Not to mention TSI is not the only variable affecting temperature.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Climate_Cha...
The years 1950 to 1956 were very hot drought years like the years 2010 to current.

Both sets of years happen to follow the change from the positive phase to the negative phase of the PDO. 1947 and 2007 respectively.

My response was to a specific statement, so what years do you want me to check out that would be relevant to the post I was responding to?
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Wallop10 wrote:
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Check out the OTHER years.
Not to mention TSI is not the only variable affecting temperature.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Climate_Cha...
TSI is our heat source. There is no other heat source, but you are right that our temperatures are the result of climate and climate is the result of heat or lack of heat in our oceans.
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Here we go again. There's no such thing as "our temperatures are the result of climate and climate is the result of heat or lack of heat in our oceans."

Ignorance sucks!

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Fun Facts wrote:
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The years 1950 to 1956 were very hot drought years like the years 2010 to current.
Both sets of years happen to follow the change from the positive phase to the negative phase of the PDO. 1947 and 2007 respectively.
My response was to a specific statement, so what years do you want me to check out that would be relevant to the post I was responding to?
I just responded to this issue in another post:

Agree with you completely the PDOS (meaning the temperature in the oceans) affect where the rains and droughts occur in parts of the world, because they affect cloud formation.

However global warming affects the temperature background. Therefore there will be more intense rains vs droughts -- we are seeing that now, and predictions are that will intensify in the future.

PDOs are cycles that ride atop the global temperature line, which is trending upwards because of global warming. Yes, during cooling cycle there will be a trough, during warming cycle there wil be a ridge... but all the time the slope is increasing upwards.

NASA's global warming line shows this clearly == and also shows the slope (warming) is increasing.

http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/graphs_v3/F...

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SpaceBlues wrote:
Here we go again. There's no such thing as "our temperatures are the result of climate and climate is the result of heat or lack of heat in our oceans."
Ignorance sucks!
He's talking about PDOs. It has a major impact on the weather.

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Fun Facts wrote:
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TSI is our heat source. There is no other heat source, but you are right that our temperatures are the result of climate and climate is the result of heat or lack of heat in our oceans.
TSI has not correlated with our warming since 1975. But it correlated well prior to 1975 (was the primary cause). Something "else" is warming up the planet.

What was that "else" then????

Plus you blew off (or didn't see) the other proofs I gave that "else" is CO2

There are other clues the warming we have experienced in previous decades is from CO2 and not from the sun:

(i) The sun has been flat in terms of irradiance for the past 50 years.
-- But the average global temperature has been warming.

(ii) If it were the sun causing the warming: Increased sunlight would heat the stratosphere first, where the ozone layer absorbs solar ultraviolet light.
-- But the stratosphere is cooling (as predicted by CO2 radiative warming)

(iii) Increased sunlight would heat the equator more than the poles (Lambert's cosine law).
- Instead we see "polar amplification," (read more for details on the site)

(iv) Increased sunlight would increase daytime temperatures more than nighttime temperatures.
-- But nighttime temperatures have risen more, which is consistent with an atmosphere of increased IR opacity holding in surface warmth better. Think of the way a cloudy night is warmer than a clear night.

(v) Increased sunlight would increase summer temperatures more than winter temperatures.
-- But winter temperatures have risen more. Again, more greenhouse gases hold in the heat better when sunlight is decreased.

see more details here
http://BartonPaulLevenson.com/Sun.html

who gets it from the IPCC.
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Wallop10 wrote:
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TSI has not correlated with our warming since 1975. But it correlated well prior to 1975 (was the primary cause). Something "else" is warming up the planet.
What was that "else" then????
Plus you blew off (or didn't see) the other proofs I gave that "else" is CO2
There are other clues the warming we have experienced in previous decades is from CO2 and not from the sun:
(i) The sun has been flat in terms of irradiance for the past 50 years.
-- But the average global temperature has been warming.
(ii) If it were the sun causing the warming: Increased sunlight would heat the stratosphere first, where the ozone layer absorbs solar ultraviolet light.
-- But the stratosphere is cooling (as predicted by CO2 radiative warming)
(iii) Increased sunlight would heat the equator more than the poles (Lambert's cosine law).
- Instead we see "polar amplification," (read more for details on the site)
(iv) Increased sunlight would increase daytime temperatures more than nighttime temperatures.
-- But nighttime temperatures have risen more, which is consistent with an atmosphere of increased IR opacity holding in surface warmth better. Think of the way a cloudy night is warmer than a clear night.
(v) Increased sunlight would increase summer temperatures more than winter temperatures.
-- But winter temperatures have risen more. Again, more greenhouse gases hold in the heat better when sunlight is decreased.
see more details here
http://BartonPaulLevenson.com/Sun.html
who gets it from the IPCC.
Superlative post!
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Wallop10 wrote:
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He's talking about PDOs. It has a major impact on the weather.
And climate is studied by scientists not by wattswhat that ff follows diligently.

Yet ff calls regularly science "my study" or "we study" to confuse people. And claims science is wrong.

ff is a denier like o'sux, of even the greenhouse gas effect.
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Wallop10 wrote:
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TSI has not correlated with our warming since 1975. But it correlated well prior to 1975 (was the primary cause). Something "else" is warming up the planet.
What was that "else" then????
Plus you blew off (or didn't see) the other proofs I gave that "else" is CO2
There are other clues the warming we have experienced in previous decades is from CO2 and not from the sun:
(i) The sun has been flat in terms of irradiance for the past 50 years.
-- But the average global temperature has been warming.
(ii) If it were the sun causing the warming: Increased sunlight would heat the stratosphere first, where the ozone layer absorbs solar ultraviolet light.
-- But the stratosphere is cooling (as predicted by CO2 radiative warming)
(iii) Increased sunlight would heat the equator more than the poles (Lambert's cosine law).
- Instead we see "polar amplification," (read more for details on the site)
(iv) Increased sunlight would increase daytime temperatures more than nighttime temperatures.
-- But nighttime temperatures have risen more, which is consistent with an atmosphere of increased IR opacity holding in surface warmth better. Think of the way a cloudy night is warmer than a clear night.
(v) Increased sunlight would increase summer temperatures more than winter temperatures.
-- But winter temperatures have risen more. Again, more greenhouse gases hold in the heat better when sunlight is decreased.
see more details here
http://BartonPaulLevenson.com/Sun.html
who gets it from the IPCC.
More useless babble scientific science fiction.

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