Archive for January 26th, 2011

Global Warming Records in 2010, Part 1

posted by Jael Ever @ 11:30 AM
January 26, 2011

Now that last year is finally over with all of its wacky weather patterns, now is a good time to review the Global Warming Records that year has set.  Several  scientific organizations throughout the world insist that 2010 was the hottest year on the planet.  While some weather experts in the United States insist that 2005 was the hottest year with 2010 coming in second, the NASA Space Agency insists that 2010 was number one.  According to Meteorologist Paul Yeager, NASA found all-time record heat was recorded in 19 nations last year.  This is highest number of all-time records in a single year.  And NASA’S Goddard Institute for Space Studies claims that from January to November last year was the warmest in 131 years.

 Although only a few hundreds of a degree of temperature separates the records of 2005 and 2010, records from the National Climatic Data Center indicate that the first six months of 2010 were absolutely the hottest ever, and their records go back to 1880.  The Center also reports that 2010 saw the lowest extent of Arctic ice, since the Center––which boasts the largest archive of data from weather bureaus around the world––started keeping Arctic records in 1979.

 Moreover, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) agrees with those conclusions.  “This confirms the trend, the warming trend,” Michel Jarraud, WMO Secretary-General stated.  That “trend” confirms that all the top ten warmest years on the planet have occurred since 1998.  He added that the same is true in different parts of the world.  John Collins Rudolf, in the Green Blog for the New York Times, adds:  “The year was also marked by extreme weather events, from a record-breaking heat wave in Russia in July to catastrophic floods in Pakistan. At least 17 nations, many in Asia, set all-time single-day heat records. Abnormally high sea temperatures were also blamed for a global bleaching of coral reefs.”

 These trends indicate that this blogger is correct in advising readers to get ready for an even hotter summer ahead.  Now is the time to stock up on wholesale Christian tee shirts, cotton shorts and blouses and other clothing for hot weather; portable, ceiling, electric and hand fans; stacks of ice in freezers and extra coolers to preserve food during power black outs; coolant and air conditioning supplies to use after flushing out car radiators; long-term battery operated radios and flashlights; and plenty of canned-goods and dry food items that don’t require heat for cooking.  Also please work with community organizations to make sure that adequate cool areas will be available for senior citizens, the handicapped and others who would not survive in the sweltering temperatures coming in 2011!

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