Daily Archives: February 7, 2011

Hottest Year Since 1863

h/t to MikeTheDenier

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NASA : “Earth Has A Fever”

http://www.nasa.gov/vision/earth/environment/Earth_Temperature.html This explains why temperatures across much of the US are running 15-25 degrees below normal. Tomorrow is expected to be 40 degrees below normal, here in Colorado. http://www.hprcc.unl.edu/products/maps/acis/MonthTDeptUS.png  

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Overland : Arctic Melt Means Less Snow – Overland : Arctic Melt Means More Snow

James Overland 2004 : When scientists trained their analytical tools on the North Pole and its environs, they quantified the local knowledge: The polar ice cap is 40 percent thinner and millions of acres smaller than it was in the … Continue reading

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Hottest Year Ever : Almost Every Day This Year Has Been Below Normal Global Temperatures

http://discover.itsc.uah.edu/amsutemps/amsutemps.html Mean is orange. Last year is blue.

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Guardian : “climate models currently do a decent job”

Both weather and climate models currently do a decent job. Weather can be predicted pretty accurately up to about four days ahead and the broad patterns of global climate are well replicated in climate models. That’s because over past decades … Continue reading

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Al Gore Explains The Snow

“Snow has two simple ingredients: cold and moisture. Warmer air collects moisture like a sponge until it hits a patch of cold air. When temperatures dip below freezing, a lot of moisture creates a lot of snow.” http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/map/images/fnl/sfctmp_01.fnl.gif Elaborating on … Continue reading

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Obama Gets Religion As The Campaign Season Starts

Obama – 2008 “And it’s not surprising then that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations,” http://www.huffingtonpost.comContinue reading

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