National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released
its 2009 State
of the Climate report,
and found that the past nine years (between 2000 and 2009) have seen
the warmest temperatures since the beginning of modern temperature
records, and concluded that global
warming is undeniable.
report included research on 48 countries conducted by more than 300
scientists using 700 weather stations. According to the report, the
year's 2000 to 2009 were warmer than the 1990's, and the 1990's were
warmer than the 1980's. In addition, each consecutive year from 2000
to 2009 was hotter than the year before.
the 1960's, there has been an average surface air temperature rise of
0.6 degrees. While this may seem small, the scientists
climate effects in the increased sea level and humidity,
declining glaciers, snow and sea ice and increased lower atmospheric
and land temperatures. Signs of warming has also been found as far as
two kilometers down below surface in the oceans, since, according to
the report, 90 percent of warming has been absorbed by the Earth's
be fooled by anyone telling you that global warming is caused by the
urban heat island effect or problems with thermometers - the
satellite data don't suffer from these issues," said Neville
Nicholls, president of the Australian Meteorological and
Oceanographic Society. Nicholls also noted that since the satellite
record began in 1979, the warming trend has been "identical"
for thermometer and satellite data.
in particular, was hit by three noteworthy heat waves in 2009. These
occurred in the months of January, August and November. January's
heat wave claimed
hundreds of lives due to the heat and brushfires. August's
broke heat records, and November's caused the city of Adelaide to
witness eight consecutive days above 35 degrees.
warming continues to show its presence, cold spells are still
expected to arise occasionally, but not often, according to the
mid-Atlantic coast of the U.S. was extremely cold and snowy,"
the report stated. "At the same time, other regions were
unusually warm and the globe as a whole had one of the warmest
winters on record."
this new report from the NOAA represents their firm
stand on the side of global warming,not
all scientists are pro warming. According to a report from
the Canada Free Press, 31,486 Americans with science degrees (9,029
PhD, 7,157 MS, 2,586 MD and DVM and 12,714 BS or equivalent) have
"signed on" with the Global Warming Petition Project, which
sends the message that "the human-caused global warming
hypothesis is without scientific validity."
quote: What's important is what we're doing to combat the problem, regardless of cause.