Thursday, March 27, 2014


Climate Change: 2013 Sixth Warmest Year On-Record
"The year 2013 tied 2007 as the sixth-warmest year in recorded history, with the global surface temperature being .90°F ±0.18°F above the 1961–1990 average."
Notice how they add and zero onto the .9F. Makes it look worse, but is really no different than .9F.

And this:
"Based on independent datasets, the content of the report was developed and peer-reviewed by experts affiliated with international and regional climate institutions and programs."
tells you all you need to know about the corruption of peer review. Send it to institutions that are sure to collude.
"In 2013, global precipitation equaled the 1961-1990 averages according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, but on the regional level, precipitation levels varied significantly."
Huh? I thought that was supposed to be just weather.
"Greenland, the southern Arabian Peninsula, central India and western China experienced wetter-than-average conditions, while it was unusually dry in the western United States, northern Canada, northern Siberia and Australia’s eastern inland."
But, but, but - it was supposed to be "global".
"In North America, winter snow cover varied widely over the past few years. Eurasian snow cover, however, set a new record low in for the month of May. As further evidence of the response to increasing air temperatures, June saw the second lowest snow cover across the hemisphere, second only to 2012."
Huh? "Low" snow cover in May and June in the northern hemisphere??? Say it ain't so. These organizations need to get better writers.
"For monitoring climate systems, soil moisture can be a key variable because it can influence the exchange of water and energy between the land surface and the atmosphere. Wet soil conditions were noticeable, having impacts on floods in a number of regions in northeastern China, India, the Russian Federation, the Philippines and central Europe. Soil moisture anomalies indicated dryness in parts of the southern hemisphere, leaving Australia, South America and southern Africa to experience severe drought conditions at the beginning of 2013."
Variable conditions across the planet? I mean droughts and drenches in the same year??? Again, say it ain't so!!



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