2016 State of the Climate: Highlights (Read this Boomer!)

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2016 State of the Climate: Highlights (Read this Boomer!)

Unread postby GBDU » Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:54 pm

Just more proof that Global Warming is here to stay and it will be getting worse!!
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Surface temperature
2016 surpassed 2015 as the warmest year in 137 years of record keeping, thanks to the lingering influence of El Niño and long-term global warming.

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Led by editors from NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information and published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, the "State of the Climate" reports are the planet's most comprehensive annual physical.
Each year from January to June, hundreds of scientists from around the world crunch the numbers on the previous year's climate, reviewing and cataloging everything from the humidity of the atmosphere, to the number and strength of hurricanes in every part of the ocean, to the size of the Arctic sea ice pack.
Released on August 10, 2017, the report for 2016 documents an unprecedented milestone: global average carbon dioxide concentrations exceeded 400 parts per million for the first time in at least 800,000 years. A strong, but fading El Niño contributed to temperature and rainfall extremes, including record-setting drought.
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Re: 2016 State of the Climate: Highlights (Read this Boomer!

Unread postby toechief » Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:48 pm

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Re: 2016 State of the Climate: Highlights (Read this Boomer!

Unread postby boomersooner » Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:04 pm

And Dropping off the cliff:


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Re: 2016 State of the Climate: Highlights (Read this Boomer!

Unread postby toechief » Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:41 am

Climate Denial Crock of the Week

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Even Denier’s Favorite Graph Showing Big Temp Spike
March 1, 2016

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Recent Nature Climate Change paper reopens the theological discussion about whether there was a “pause” or “hiatus” (really meaning just continued warming but slower) in global surface temperatures during the last decade or 2. Significant authors include Mike Mann and Gerald Meehl.

Deniers, as usual, are freaking out.
Kind of moot in that even denialdom’s favorite graph, (above) from John Christie/Roy Spencer’s University of Alabama Huntsville shop is showing a bodacious spike that kind of makes the “no warming since…” meme a bit dated.

Just to show how over the top this has gotten, here’s just a sampling of James Delingpole’s latest spittle flecked rant.

In my last column I promised I’d name the guilty names: all those morally bankrupt, intellectually tainted, mendacious, ignorant useful idiot shills who for the last several years have assumed the mantle of scientific expertise and loftily declared that the “Pause” in global warming wasn’t a thing, only a fantasy cooked up by evil deniers.

You may say that I’m using a sledgehammer to crack a nest of cockroaches; that rather than crow in victory one should be magnanimous in order to prove oneself a better man than they are, Gunga Din.

Here’s a first. For a more measured reaction, I’ll go to reliable Science Committee lukewarmer witness Judith Curry’s blog:

Firstly, climate scientists agree that global warming has not ‘stopped’ – global surface temperatures and ocean heat content have continued to increase, sea levels are still rising, and the planet is retaining ~0.5 days of the sun’s incoming energy per year.

I think there is also broad agreement that climate scientists have probably not chosen the right words (e.g. ‘hiatus’) to describe the temporary slowdown, especially when talking to the media and the public.

However, there has very clearly been a change in the rate of global surface warming. Figure 1 shows rolling 15-, 30- and 50-year trends computed for different surface and satellite global temperature datasets. There are clear fluctuations in the rate of global temperature change in the past. We also expect similar fluctuations in future – global temperatures will not increase smoothly or linearly.

Spencer adds this:

In addition to the expected tropical warmth, scattered regional warmth outside the tropics led to a record warm value for extratropical Northern Hemispheric land areas, with a whopping +1.46 C anomaly in February…fully 0.5 deg. C above any previous monthly anomaly (!)



So all in all, not much different from what James Hansen told BBC a few years ago.


https://climatecrocks.com/2016/03/01/even-deniers-favorite-graph-showing-big-temp-spike/


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