Re: Tom, THE CHOKER, Brady
posted at 2/2/2011 10:40 AM EST
In Response to Re: Tom, THE CHOKER, Brady
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Tom, THE CHOKER, Brady : What a r*tard. Are you a regular contributor to fix news. Glen Beck your hero? Why don't try to read something instead of listening to morons. Geneva, 20 January 2011 (WMO) - The year 20 10 ranked as the warmest year on record , together with 2005 and 1998, according to the World Meteorological Organizati on . Data received by the WMO show no statistically significant difference between global temperatures in 20 10 , 2005 and 1998. In 20 10 , global average temperature was 0.53°C (0.95°F) above the 1961-90 mean. This value is 0.01°C (0.02°F) above the nominal temperature in 2005, and 0.02°C (0.05°F) above 1998. The difference between the three years is less than the margin of uncertainty (± 0.09°C or ± 0.16°F) in comparing the data. These statistics are based on data sets maintained by the UK Meteorological Office Hadley Centre/Climatic Research Unit (HadCRU), the U.S. Nati on al Climatic Data Center (NCDC), and the U.S. Nati on al Aer on autics and Space Administrati on (NASA). Arctic sea-ice cover in December 20 10 was the lowest on record , with an average m on thly extent of 12 milli on square kilometres, 1.35 milli on square kilometres below the 1979-2000 average for December. This follows the third-lowest minimum ice extent record ed in September. “The 20 10 data c on firm the Earth’s significant l on g-term warming trend,” said WMO Secretary-General Michel Jarraud. “The ten warmest years on record have all occurred since 1998.” Over the ten years from 2001 to 20 10 , global temperatures have averaged 0.46°C (0.83°F) above the 1961-1990 average, and are the highest ever record ed for a 10 -year period since the beginning of instrumental climate record s. Recent warming has been especially str on g in Africa, parts of Asia, and parts of the Arctic, with many subregi on s registering temperatures 1.2 to 1.4°C (2.2 to 2.5°F) above the l on g-term average. 20 10 was an excepti on ally warm year over much of Africa and southern and western Asia, and in Greenland and Arctic Canada, with many parts of these regi on s having their hottest years on record . Over land few parts of the world were significantly cooler than average in 20 10 , the most notable being parts of northern Europe and central and eastern Australia. December 20 10 was excepti on ally warm in eastern Canada and Greenland. It was abnormally cold through large parts of northern and western Europe, with m on thly mean temperatures as much as 10 °C below normal at some locati on s in Norway and Sweden. Many places in Scandinavia had their coldest December on record . December in Central England was the coldest since 1890. Heavy snowfalls severely disrupted transport in many parts of Europe. It was also colder than average in large parts of the Russian Federati on and in the eastern United States, where snow also severely disrupted transport. Recent significant weather and climate events The year 20 10 was characterized by a high number of extreme weather events, including the heatwave in Russia and the devastating m on so on al floods in Pakistan. These were described in WMO’s provisi on al statement on the status of the global climate issued December 20 10 ( h ttp:// www.wmo.int/pages/mediacentre/press_releases/pr_904_en.html
) There have been many major weather and climate events in late 20 10 and early 2011. These include: In early January floods affected more than 800 000 people in Sri Lanka according to the UN Office for the Coordinati on of Humanitarian Affairs. The Philippines were also severely affected by floods and mudslides during January. Flash floods in the mountain areas near the city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil in the sec on d week of January resulted in more than 700 deaths, many of them in mudslides. This is on e of the highest death tolls due to a single natural disaster in Brazilian history. Severe flooding occurred in eastern Australia in December and the first half of January, associated with the c on tinuing str on g La Niña event. The most extensive damage was in the city of Brisbane, which had its sec on d-highest flood of the last 10 0 years after that of January 1974. In financial terms it is expected to be the most costly natural disaster in Australia’s history. Previous str on g La Niña events have also been associated with severe and widespread flooding in eastern Australia, notably in 1974 and 1955.
Posted by fourjays30[/QUOTE]
Yeah, and we all know climatologists would never fudge their numbers, would they?