2013 was 4th hottest year

The sweltering year of 1988 first put global warming in the headlines and ended up as the hottest year on record. But on Tuesday, it was pushed out of the top 20 warmest by 2013.
Associated Press
Jan 22, 2014
Last year tied for the fourth hottest and 1988 fell to 21st.

The average world temperature was 58.12 degrees, tying with 2003 for the fourth warmest since 1880, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Tuesday.

At the same time, NASA, which calculates records in a different manner, ranked last year as the seventh warmest on record, with an average temperature of 58.3 degrees. The difference is related to how the two agencies calculate temperatures in the Arctic and other remote places and is based on differences that are in the hundredths of a degree, scientists said.

Both agencies said nine of the 10th warmest years on record have happened in the 21st century. The hottest year was 2010, according to NOAA.

The reports were released as a big snowstorm was hitting the U.S. East Coast.

“There are times such as today when we can have snow even in a globally warmed world,” said Gavin Schmidt, deputy director of NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies in New York. “But the long-term trends are not going to disappear... Quite frankly, people have a very short memory when it comes to climate and weather”

Comments

mikesee

Not around here! I think we used our pool like 6 or 7 times all summer.

JERRY from SANDUSKY

Hey Mike see invite me to your poo i'll help you use it

mikesee

Will let you know right before I poo in it then you can use it all you want!

Contango

Re: "The average world temperature was 58.12 degrees,"

On "average" the Great Lakes never freeze.

If Bill Gates walks into a party, the "average" net worth of every attendee rises exponentially.

Elemenopy

There are lies, damned lies and statistics.

Mark Twain

AJ Oliver

NOAA and NASA make things uncomfortable for the climate change deniers.

Donegan

They make things comfortable for the Islamist though and in this age that seems to be important.

Contango

Re: "NOAA and NASA,"

Federal agencies; merely supporting the party line.

NOAA: How about those hurricane predictions for 2013 huh?

KURTje

Figures don't lie, but liars figure. Presently California has the worst drought since weather "stats" have been recorded.

grumpy

Another figure, much like the drought figure, Toledo has the most snow of any January. beating the all time record, since stats were kept, set in 1978, and 10 more days to count. What was that you said about figures?
http://www.sanduskyregister.com/...

AJ Oliver

The climate deniers want us to believe that ALL of the professional climate scientists in NOAA, NASA (not to mention the UN) are part of a huge conspiracy. OK students, the word for the day is "preposterous". Of course, if you believe that Canada has a totalitarian government, you can believe anything at all.

Contango

Re: "NOAA, NASA (not to mention the UN) are part of a huge conspiracy."

More a matter of the agencies liking their funding and the bureaucrats liking to keep their jobs.

BTW: During the 1930s Dust Bowl, the experts were reporting that the recent increase in radio waves may be the cause.

Licorice Schtick

What "experts"? There certainly was no scientific consensus on that.

The Bizness

many don't understand how science works....and it is sad.

AJ Oliver

Sigh, NOAA and NASA scientists (as well as university scientists) stood up to heavy pressure from the Bush admin to back off on their analysis, not to mention attacks on their characters. And yes, there is overwhelming consensus among climate scientists. Stop paying attention to Faux "news", the Heartland Instit., and the Koch brothers. And Austrailia does not have a totalitarian government either.

Contango

Re: "overwhelming consensus among climate scientists."

And scientists are NEVER wrong?

The Soviets were infamous for their ideologically driven science. Looks suspiciously like a repeat.

Not a big believer in absolutes, obviously you are.

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Re: "Stop paying attention to Faux "news", the Heartland Instit., and the Koch brothers."

lol

Suggest that you stop watching the Comedy Channel, MSNBC, Bill Maher, reading the Daily Koz and listening to Geo. Soros. :)

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Re: Australia"

The lefties recently got tossed out.

http://www.theguardian.com/world...

Try to keep up would ya? :)

And kindly attempt to learn to think for yourself and not continually spew the progressive-socialist party line.

IslandDweller

Oh boy, the conspiracy theorists are out today!

Science is science, whether it fits your political party's agenda or not. Women's bodies do not "shut down" so pregnancy can't occur during a rape, evolution happened and continues to occur, radio waves didn't create the Dust Bowl and the planet is getting warmer.

Donegan

The question is what is making it warmer. Is it me or you with incandescent bulbs, Al Gore flying all over the planet bilking people out of money to stop global warming, The Obama admin for cutting down so many trees to print money to buy off campaign donors, The Chinese and the great Walmart cabal bent on selling people more hand held water spritzing fans or last but not least a natural environmental cycle that the left continues to use to as a political foot ball.

KURTje

On a local level drive through Celeryville,Ohio. The soil was level with State Route 103 in 1958. Because of (ahem) modern farming one can now physically observe the difference. Soil loss of roughly 15ft./hence no-till. One of our farm parcels was in the vicinity there. (Bullhead Rd.) My father along with other local farmers spoke about that. Not to mention the loss of aquatic life from Honey Creek that flows through the area. Or check on Louis Broomfield/Malabar Farms. (That's why the multiflora rose abounds) Shades of the Dust Bowl.

Pterocarya frax...

A couple of my favorite quotes about science are applicable after some of the comments on this thread:

"There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance."...Hippocrates

"The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it." ...Neil deGrasse Tyson

Contango

"The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates

Science is ultimately based on assumptions and spoken of in metaphors, it cannot be any other way.

AGW - questionable.

KURTje

Pdb knows farming?! Astounding! You need to be our next CIC!

grumpy

Are you reading minds, or vibrations from the beyond?

Contango

Neither; kookie kurtie needs to check with his VA doc in order to get his meds balanced.

Contango

"Sun Flatlining Into Grand Minimum, Says Solar Physicist"

http://www.forbes.com/sites/bruc...

So how worried about global warming should one be while one is freezing one's *ss off?

KURTje

We are set. Woodburner + Shelia is coming tonight. Nice & warm. You?

Contango

Re: "Woodburner,"?

You 'obviously' don't care about AGW.

And you call yourself a progressive? lol

If needed, I have a nat-gas fireplace.

Friendly reminder: Be sure to make that call about your meds, kurtie.

gilamonster

Wow, I am so alarmed; hope there is room in the Gore ark for me. Where was all media during the winter of 2008, with cold records being broken in places such as Iowa? Looks like the whole Northern Hemisphere was cold. And seeing that you like NOAA you can check some of the facts there.

How about that summer of 2009? One of the coldest on record with many areas hitting record lows, including Northern PA logging the coldest summer since 1895. Our beloved NOAA stating this fact also.

Some pesky cold spells in Europe as of lately? Winter 2010/2011 coldest winter for Ireland in 130 years, Europe’s cold winters continued right into 2011/2012. Early 2012 several hundred people die from the European cold. Summer of 2013; Europe is still in cold snap with Spain breaking record lows.

How come no media sensations.Severe frost and cold damage Brazils sugar cane crops. More people die worldwide from cold than heat. Looky, I can use facts too. If Gore was here I would put my large frozen carbon footprint up his liberal…….