India Warmed 32.7 Degrees F Last Decade

The study also said that that the 2001-2010 decade was the warmest since the records started, with a temperature averaging 0.40 degrees Celsius (32.7 Fahrenheit) higher than that of the previous decade.

We are still trying to examine the key reasons responsible for the drastic rise in temperatures and ways to control it,” the spokesman added.

http://www.independent.co.uk/

Could it have something to do with an inability to do mathematics?

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9 Responses to India Warmed 32.7 Degrees F Last Decade

  1. Scott says:

    Ah, the old confusing dC-dF conversion with C-F conversion. I used to have to explain that one to many freshmen/sophomores back in the day…

    The thing is, their homework wasn’t being broadcast to the masses. Why? Because they weren’t qualified yet, and apparently neither was the author here!

    -Scott

  2. R. de Haan says:

    So the 200 Indians that died from cold in reality died from heat?

  3. Green Sand says:

    Are the Met Office and CRU being shy?

    The HadCRUT3 temperature data series has been updated for December and therefore for 2010. Data on the CRU site:-

    http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/cru/data/temperature/hadcrut3gl.txt

    The December anomaly is 0.251C which gives 0.475C for the year.

    December is quite a drop from November 0.455C.

    This further confirms the HadCRUT3 cooling trend:-

    http://www.woodfortrees.org/plot/hadcrut3gl/from:2001/plot/hadcrut3gl/from:2001/trend

  4. Morgan in sweden says:

    HARDCRU3 for december just arrived.

    1:st 1998 0,548
    2:nd 2005 0,482
    3:th and 4;th 2003 and 2010 0,475
    5;th 2002 0,465

    Almost 4:th, not even close to get the gold medal

    Compare this to GISS
    1998: 0,50 (1961-1990 as normal)
    2010: 0,57 (1961-1990 as normal)

    In 12 years there is a difference of 0,14 degree C and since we discuss a warming of 0,8 degree C someone is utterly wrong here, but of course both systems are “robust and has a high Quality control”…

    • Scott says:

      Wow, CRU didn’t end up anywhere near 1998…

      Probably insignificantly different from 2002, 2003, and 2005.

      Lubos Motl calculated that 2010 should have been about 0.04 C cooler than 1998 after correcting for El Nino strength. The satellites (UAH and RSS) showed that to be nearly the observed amount. GISS obviously had 2010 warmer than that and CRU oddly showed it to be cooler than that.

      Climategate may have arrived at just the right time. It awoke enough skepticism to get the world through the warm El Nino year of 2010, and now 2011 may contend with the coolest years from the previous decade for coolest year this millennium. Cooling typically lags La Nina by six months or so, so we can confidently say that we’ll see lower temps through July of this year…maybe the whole year.

      -Scott

    • BioBob says:

      Considering the probable standard deviation of +- TWO to FIVE degrees C (pulled out of my ass just like their numbers) I don’t think there is much to worry about. (Other than their absurd conclusions about causes of variance.)

    • Green Sand says:

      The other intereseting issue is that Dec 2010 was 0.251C, down from 0.455C in November and not a lot up from Dec 2010 HadSST at 0.227C. So if I am reading this correctly most of the anomaly came from sea surface temps and they appear to be only going one way.

      • Scott says:

        If overall anomaly was 0.251 C and SST anomaly was 0.227 C, then the non-SST anomaly has to be greater than 0.251 C.

        Remember, the anomalies are additive but are combined in a weighted average, weighted by surface area.

        -Scott

  5. Hal says:

    “…..the Sun’s so hot, I froze to death…..”

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