President Obama Says That 2012 Was The Hottest Year On Record In The US

Climate experts like Barack Obama say that 2012 was the hottest year in US history, because they don’t know very much about US history. Many years were much hotter than 2012.

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8 Responses to President Obama Says That 2012 Was The Hottest Year On Record In The US

  1. Anthony P. says:

    Wow, the king has spoken. Must be true if he says so. What I just don’t get is why anyone still believes anything he says.

  2. Peter Yates says:

    Yep, the 1930s were obviously hot (..and dusty of course). .. I guess the temp. stations were not affected by big city locations and UHI in those days!
    By the way, I’m frustrated when I see claims like: “the hottest year in [US] history.” Surely they mean “history” since mankind started recording the temps in 1880. The overall global trend in the last 130 ~ 140 years has only been *less than 1 degree Celsius, .. and ~130 years is a relatively small time period in geological history. If you go further back in time, the proxy records tell us that the temps were often warmer than this decade. As shown in this graph: ..
    So the recent warming looks to be well within the *natural warming and cooling cycles, and appears to be a recovery from the so-called ‘Little Ice Age’, from about 1550 to 1850 .. However, some people say that the *acceleration* of the recent warming is more than can be seen in the proxy records. Does that necessarily mean anything? What evidence is there that a relatively high rate of warming can have an large effect on the global climate? Certainly nothing particularly catastrophic has happened during the last 15+ years, when the overall average global temps have not been increasing.

    • Gail Combs says:

      If you want a high rate of warming how about the end of the Wisconsin Ice Age and the start of the Holocene interglacial?

      In his book, The Two-Mile Time Machine: Ice Cores, Abrupt Climate Change, and Our Future Richard Alley, one of the world’s leading climate researchers, tells the fascinating history of global climate changes as revealed by reading the annual rings of ice from cores drilled in Greenland. In the 1990s he and his colleagues made headlines with the discovery that the last ice age came to an abrupt end over a period of only three years….

      Or how about the 24 Dansgaard-Oeschger oscillations during the Wisconsin Ice Age?

      If we take a stroll between this interglacial and the last one back, the Eemian, we find in the Greenland ice cores that there were 24 Dansgaard-Oeschger oscillations. Sole et al, 2007), or abrupt warmings that occurred from just a few years to mere decades that average between 8-10C rises (D-O 19 scored 16C). The nominal difference between earth’s cold (glacial) and warm (interglacial) states being on the order of 20C. D-O events average 1470 years, the range being 1-4kyrs.

      Sole, Turiel and Llebot writing in Physics Letters A (366 [2007] 184–189) identified three classes of D-O oscillations in the Greenland GISP2 ice cores A (brief), B (medium) and C (long), reflecting the speed at which the warming relaxes back to the cold glacial state:

      “In this work ice-core CO2 time evolution in the period going from 20 to 60 kyr BP [15] has been qualitatively compared to our temperature cycles, according to the class they belong to. It can be observed in Fig. 6 that class A cycles are completely unrelated to changes in CO2 concentration. We have observed some correlation between B and C cycles and CO2 concentration, but of the opposite sign to the one expected: maxima in atmospheric CO2 concentration tend to correspond to the middle part or the end the cooling period. The role of CO2 in the oscillation phenomena seems to be more related to extend the duration of the cooling phase than to trigger warming. This could explain why cycles not coincident in time with maxima of CO2 (A cycles) rapidly decay back to the cold state. ”

      “Nor CO2 concentration either the astronomical cycle change the way in which the warming phase takes place. The coincidence in this phase is strong among all the characterized cycles; also, we have been able to recognize the presence of a similar warming phase in the early stages of the transition from glacial to interglacial age. Our analysis of the warming phase seems to indicate a universal triggering mechanism, what has been related with the possible existence of stochastic resonance [1,13, 21]. It has also been argued that a possible cause for the repetitive sequence of D/O events could be found in the change in the thermohaline Atlantic circulation [2,8,22,25]. However, a cause for this regular arrangement of cycles, together with a justification on the abruptness of the warming phase, is still absent in the scientific literature.”

      In their work, at least 13 of the 24 D-O oscillations (indeed other workers suggest the same for them all), CO2 was not the agent provocateur of the warmings but served to ameliorate the relaxation back to the cold glacial state, something which might have import whenever we finally do reach the end Holocene. Instead of triggering the abrupt warmings it appears to function as somewhat of a climate “security blanket”, if you will.

      Therefore in constructing the antithesis, and taking into consideration the precautionary principle, we are left to ponder if reducing CO2’s concentration in the late Holocene atmosphere might actually be the wrong thing to do. ~ Geologist William McClenney

      Now you know why ‘Skeptics” are not allowed to post comments on Gorebull warming news stories. The whole Con Game depends on keeping the rubes ignorant but emotional.

  3. tom0mason says:

    Of course to POTUS it was the hottest year…his memory can’t recall any farther back.

  4. Mark Luhman says:

    Of course it was the hottest year ever, after his team adjust it that way. After all you cannot possible believe the non adjusted record could you after all it has error it. We fixed all the errors, now, what you question why the errors in the past means the temperatures need to go down and the present up. Well that the only way it can work I would explain it to you but your to stupid to understand how it need to work.

  5. Streetcred says:

    Climate Clown 1st Class would know more about Kenyan surface temperatures.

  6. Shanna M says:

    Percent of max temps over 100 degrees doesn’t really refute Obama’s statement at all. Take 5 sample data points of 100, 90, 80, 70, 60. 20% are 100 or higher. Now take another set of data points: 99, 98, 97, 96, 95. 0% are 100 or higher, but this second set of data points would be a hotter year than the first. Average temperature is a better way to refute Obama’s statement.

  7. Bob Knows says:

    “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. Period!” Alabama Supreme Court says “Birth certificate a forgery.” Odumbo lies and lies.

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