Full Circle: Global Warming in 25 Years
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Some scientists have recently remarked that 2008 could be the coolest of this century. While this does appear so, sans December data, itâ€™s also one of the coolest of the last 25 years. In fact, year-to-date, the University of Alabama at Huntsville temperature data set suggests that 2008 will be only very slightly warmer than 1983, a remarkable accomplishment considering billions upon billions of tons of greenhouse gases have been pumped into our atmosphere. Letâ€™s take a look at the numbers:
In 1983, the average land temperature was 0.026667 degrees Celsius above average. Ocean temperatures were 0.04333 degrees Celsius above average. Global temperatures were 0.0375 degrees Celsius above average.
In 2008, from January through November, the land temperature was 0.187273 degrees Celsius above average Ocean temperatures were 0.04818 degrees Celsius below average. And global temperatures? 0.038182 above average, less than one thousandths of a degree Celsius higher than 1983. To put this in perspective, the El Nino-induced heat wave of 1998, which many alarmists call the warmest year on record, was 0.515 degrees Celsius above â€œnormalâ€, or almost one-half degree Celsius higher than 1983.
In a span of 25 years, when more and more cars clogged the freeways, temperatures have made a full circle.
Remember this from earlier in the year: 2008 to be in Top 10 Warmest Years say Forecasters? Does it even look like 2008 was in the Top 10 for the last 25 years? 2008 has erased any global warming that has occurred since at least 1983, if not before. Is this truly the year that global warming is exposed as a hoax?
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