NASA: 2012 Was 9th Hottest Year on Record Worldwide
And the anti global warming idiots are still posting conservative propaganda.
Last year was the ninth hottest year for the globe since 1880, according to new data released by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) today (Jan. 15).
Of the nine hottest years on record, eight have come since the year 2000, with 2005 and 2010 sharing the dubious title of hottest year on record. The new data reveal the alarming, long-term trend of global warming caused by human emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, climate scientists said.
"The planet is out of balance, there's more energy coming in than going out," said James Hansen, director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, during the press conference. "So therefore we can predict with confidence that the next decade is going to be warmer than the last one."
We have been warming since we came out of the Little Ice Age ~160 years ago. We are still not as warm as before we went into the Little Ice Age. You are looking at the last 60 years as the period when CO2 began to rise.
So what caused us to go into the Little Ice Age? Did CO2 decline from 450+ ppm to 280 ppm?
So what caused us to come out of the Little Ice Age? Didn't CO2 stay at 280 ppm for the first 100 years of the climb?
So why was it warmer during most of the last 10,000 years than it is now? Does CO2 have anything at all to do with anything?
I hope to hear your explanation as there is not a scientist I have read that can explain any of the Little Ice Age period...
"Globally, 2012 was the ninth warmest year among the past 34, with an annual global average temperature that was 0.161 C (about 0.29 degrees Fahrenheit) warmer than the 30-year baseline average, according to Dr. John Christy, a professor of atmospheric science and director of the Earth System Science Center at The University of Alabama in Huntsville. 2012 was about three one-hundredths of a degree C warmer than 2011, but was 0.23 C cooler than 2010.
Eleven of the 12 warmest years in the satellite temperature record have been been since 2001. From 2001 to the present only 2008 was cooler than the long-term norm for the globe. Despite that string of warmer-than-normal years, there has been no measurable warming trend since about 1998. The long-term warming trend reported in the satellite data is calculated using data beginning on Nov. 16, 1978."