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Ten U.S. states experienced their hottest summer yet

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) most recent State of the Climate Report, released on September 8, claims that the summer of 2010 was the fourth hottest summer on record for the United States.

The NOAA has been conducting the State of the Climate Report since 1895, taking factors into account such as storm patterns, precipitation and temperature. Results are compiled at NOAA's National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, NC. 

Of the lower 48 states, only seven had normal temperatures through the months of June, July and August. 10 were classified as "above normal," 29 were "much above normal," and two were "below normal."

For the summer of 2010, 10 states experienced their warmest summer ever. These states were Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey and Rhode Island. The Southeast had their warmest summer ever while the Northeast had their fourth warmest and the Central states had their third warmest. 

The above normal warmth occurred mostly on the eastern side of the country, setting temperature records in cities like Asheville, NC, Tallahassee, FL, Wilmington, DE, Tenton, NJ, Philadelphia and New York City. 

Precipitation trends were off as well. For the first five months of the year, the Upper Midwest received no rainfall. When the summer months hit, heavy rainfall swarmed the area. States like Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Illinois, Iowa and Michigan had their wettest summer in the top 10 this year, while Wisconsin experienced their wettest yet with 6.91 inches of rainfall above average. On the other hand, the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast experienced below average levels of precipitation due to a lack of tropical weather activity and a high pressure system.

As far as weather goes, Minnesota is set to break its record of 74 tornado's from 2001 while wildfires have settled down in the Western states due to milder weather. 

The NOAA's State of the Climate Report for August can be seen here

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Things they don't tell you:
By dgingeri on 9/15/2010 11:15:52 AM , Rating: 5
1. During the period of 900AD through 1300AD, there was a period of warm weather in Europe called "The medieval warm period" where they were growing grapes and making wine in Scotland that rivaled France's wine industry. We still have been that warm. This also happened to be the biggest period of % increase of population in our history before industrialization.

2. most of the "global warming" comparisons start they comparisons with the coldest year of what is called "the little ice age" during a year when it showed in Boston. Famine was rampant during these years since the growing seasons were so much shorter. Plague and flu ran rampant, killing millions due to people spending more time indoors because of the cold weather. Potato and grain fungus grew rapidly and affected large amounts of crops, leading to a severe shortage of food beyond the limited supply from the short growing seasons. I don't know about you, but I would rather not go back to those days.

3. during the "medieval warm period", a great Native American civilization developed in the North American southwest because rainfall was abundant and it was possible to grow lots of food in what is now desert. It turned into a desert right about the same time as the start of the "little ice age." The same thing happened in South America as well. Note that while the current warming trend increases, the wild fires in Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and California are calming down. (Despite what you may be told by the media, wild fires have always, since long before man, been a strong force in this same area. They are not caused or increased by man's effects on the area. Most are caused by lightning strikes on dead trees that haven't been cleared. Man's clearing and regrowing of the forest actually helps prevent many of these wild fires.) The large Native American civilizations actually fell because of the droughts during the "little ice age", destroyed by the lack of food.

4. the models the climatologists are trained to use keep solar radiation, the biggest contributor of heat to the planet, at a constant level. Solar radiation that reaches the earth can vary by as much as 10% year to year. Also, they keep night time radiation to space on the night side of the planet at a constant rate equal to a cloudy night. Night time radiation of heat can vary by as much as 75% depending on cloud cover, and much of the world has more clear nights than cloudy nights.

5. the Carboniferous era of our planet, about 450-350 million years ago, the period with the most prolific growth of life in our planet's history, had CO2 levels at about 7 to 10 times of the levels we have today. Where do you think the carbon came from that went into making the oil and coal we use today?

I don't believe the warming is caused by man because their models are fatally flawed. Even if they weren't flawed, They show us returning to a weather pattern far more useful and healthy to humanity than the era we exited.

The fact of the matter is that oil and coal have enabled our race to significantly advance our properity and technology. It has enabled equalization between aristocracy and the common people, and even endangered the whole concept of aristocracy. With technology and cheap energy, we have made men equal. The proponents of global warming know this, and they want to stop it. they want to become a new aristocracy. The new princes of the media and the barons of Hollywood want to put people down and prevent us from showing our equality.

They know pushing out oil and coal as sources of cheap energy would cripple the economy, destroying the equality we have right now. They know we are developing alternate sources of cheap energy, and they push harder and harder to cripple our world economy before these can be established. They claim "Oh, we need to get rid of oil NOW!" because they know that alternate forms of cheap energy would cement the freedom and equality we have right now. If we get the chance to finish these alternate sources of cheap energy, (like nuclear power) it will spell the end of their attempts to enslave us all. They don't want us to get the chance.

The global warming pushers just want to become the new kings of the world. They don't care about the future of the world. They know how to do it. It's not a conspiracy, it is just greedy men climbing on the bandwagon and steering it the way they want it to go, just like socialism and welfare. Don't listen to them. Don't believe them.

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