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Deniers - Earth's Hottest January In Recorded History

Earth just had its hottest January in recorded history
The record highlights a worrisome trend as the planet continues to warm at an accelerated pace.
Image: Japan's Lack Of Snow Hits Ski Season
A woman and child remove their snowboards next to patches of grass at a ski resort that has had to close a number of slopes because of a lack of snow, on Jan. 30, 2020 in Minamiuonuma, Japan.Carl Court / Getty Images file
 
 
Feb. 13, 2020, 10:31 AM CST
By Denise Chow

 

The planet experienced its hottest January in recorded history last month, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Thursday.

It was the 44th consecutive January, and the 421st consecutive month, with temperatures above the 20th century average, according to NOAA. The milestone is just the latest in a string of climate records set in recent years.

 

The average temperature across land and ocean surfaces in January was the highest in NOAA’s 141 years of climate records, surpassing the 20th-century average of 53.6 degrees Fahrenheit (12 degrees Celsius) by 2.05 degrees F (1.14 degrees C).

The new milestone highlights a worrisome trend as the planet continues to warm at an accelerated pace. The four warmest Januaries on record have all occurred since 2016, and the 10 warmest Januaries have occurred since 2002, according to NOAA.

 

Last month bested January 2016, which previously held the record for warmest January, by only 0.04 degrees F (0.02 degrees C).

Russia, Scandinavia and eastern Canada experienced the most dramatic warmer-than-usual conditions last month, with some of these regions seeing temperatures at least 9 degrees F (5 degrees C) above average. Conversely, most of Alaska and part of western Canada experienced cooler-than-usual temperatures in January.

Antarctic sea ice coverage also suffered, with its extent mapped at 1.74 million square miles, which is 9.8 percent below average.

 

Though there are several weeks left in the season, mild conditions across much of the United States could contribute to one of the country's warmest winters on record, according to NOAA. Scientists at the National Centers for Environmental Information also projected that, based on statistical analyses, 2020 is likely to rank among the five warmest years on record.

CORRECTION (Feb. 13, 2020, 1:15 p.m. ET): An earlier version of this article misstated the increase in the average temperature this January compared to January 2016. It was 0.04 degrees Fahrenheit, not 9.94 degrees.

 

https://www.nbcnews.com/science/environment/earth-just-had-its-hottest-january-recorded-history-n113...


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The problem is Fox andthe rest of the vast right wing conspiracy has made climate change a political issue, not a scientific one.

 

So the solution must be political - vote out all Republicans who prize carbon profits above Civilization, which is all Repubicans.

 

We cannot survive as a civilized, let alone democratic, society if we allow our leaders to be bigoted imbiciles.

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@aruzinsky wrote:

October 2019 - No trick or treaters for me.

 


Well, it ain't October 29th. 

 

None of the links you posted debunk global warming or this topic, it's just that simple. Global warming is real and it causes Climate Change. The ice caps truly are melting rapidly, the ocean's currents are getting warmer with their speed is increasing, and Antarctica just had a record warm temperature in the mid-60's.

 

There's that reality thingy once again, debunking Denier's claims.


Man learns from history that man learns nothing from history.
Honored Social Butterfly

The ice caps truly are melting rapidly, the ocean's currents are getting warmer with their speed is increasing, and Antarctica just had a record warm temperature in the mid-60's.

 

That's what's going on in Australia, ocean currents are creating hot spots off the coast and that affects the weather over land.  Extended drought and massive fires on land.

 

It's been described as apocalyptic.

Regular Social Butterfly


@ChasKy53 wrote:

@aruzinsky wrote:

October 2019 - No trick or treaters for me.

 


Well, it ain't October 29th. 

 

None of the links you posted debunk global warming or this topic, it's just that simple. Global warming is real and it causes Climate Change. The ice caps truly are melting rapidly, the ocean's currents are getting warmer with their speed is increasing, and Antarctica just had a record warm temperature in the mid-60's.

 

There's that reality thingy once again, debunking Denier's claims.


Halloween is not on October 29.

 

Weather and climate are two different things and you are talking about global weather.

 

 

You are getting sleepy.
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@aruzinsky wrote:

@ChasKy53 wrote:

@aruzinsky wrote:

October 2019 - No trick or treaters for me.

 


Well, it ain't October 2019. 

 

None of the links you posted debunk global warming or this topic, it's just that simple. Global warming is real and it causes Climate Change. The ice caps truly are melting rapidly, the ocean's currents are getting warmer with their speed is increasing, and Antarctica just had a record warm temperature in the mid-60's.

 

There's that reality thingy once again, debunking Denier's claims.


Halloween is not on October 29.

 

Weather and climate are two different things and you are talking about global weather.

 

 


I could care less what day Halloween is on. The topic isn't about "Halloween"

 

Climate change is caused by Global Warming and Climate Change has cause global weather to change. It's very simple you see. Of course that could seem very complicated to a Denier.


Man learns from history that man learns nothing from history.
Regular Social Butterfly


@ChasKy53 wrote:

@aruzinsky wrote:

@ChasKy53 wrote:

@aruzinsky wrote:

October 2019 - No trick or treaters for me.

 


Well, it ain't October 29th. 

 

None of the links you posted debunk global warming or this topic, it's just that simple. Global warming is real and it causes Climate Change. The ice caps truly are melting rapidly, the ocean's currents are getting warmer with their speed is increasing, and Antarctica just had a record warm temperature in the mid-60's.

 

There's that reality thingy once again, debunking Denier's claims.


Halloween is not on October 29.

 

Weather and climate are two different things and you are talking about global weather.

 

 


I could care less what day Halloween is on. The topic isn't about "Halloween"

 

Climate change is caused by Global Warming and Climate Change has cause global weather to change. It's very simple you see. Of course that could seem very complicated to a Denier.


According to you, the topic is about October 29.  During the ice age, climate change was caused by global cooling.  Of course, that could seem very complicated to a Chicken Little.

 

 

You are getting sleepy.
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@aruzinsky wrote:

@ChasKy53 wrote:

@aruzinsky wrote:

@ChasKy53 wrote:

@aruzinsky wrote:

October 2019 - No trick or treaters for me.

 


Well, it ain't October 29th. 

 

None of the links you posted debunk global warming or this topic, it's just that simple. Global warming is real and it causes Climate Change. The ice caps truly are melting rapidly, the ocean's currents are getting warmer with their speed is increasing, and Antarctica just had a record warm temperature in the mid-60's.

 

There's that reality thingy once again, debunking Denier's claims.


Halloween is not on October 29.

 

Weather and climate are two different things and you are talking about global weather.

 

 


I could care less what day Halloween is on. The topic isn't about "Halloween"

 

Climate change is caused by Global Warming and Climate Change has cause global weather to change. It's very simple you see. Of course that could seem very complicated to a Denier.


According to you, the topic is about October 29.  During the ice age, climate change was caused by global cooling.  Of course, that could seem very complicated to a Chicken Little.

 

 


You can keep hanging on to a typo error if you want, I meant 2019 (while responding to another poster). "Earth's Hottest January In History", Climate Change and Global Warming is what the topic is about. That, Global Warming, and the icecaps melting rapidly seem very complicated to Deniers, in response they bring up "global cooling".


Man learns from history that man learns nothing from history.
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Deniers - Earth's Hottest January In Recorded History

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Its called climate change and its been around for ever.

One just has to look at Glacial Lake Missoula



Glacial Lake Missoula and the Ice Age Floods

Welcome to the Montana Natural History Center's Glacial Lake Missoula website. Here you can learn about the great floods that shaped the Pacific Northwest, take a tour of the landscapes they created, revisit the drama that unfolded as the story of the floods came to light, and keep up-to-date on events focusing on the floods--including the creation of a National Park Service trail following the path of the flood waters.

The Short Story
About 12,000 years ago, the valleys of western Montana lay beneath a lake nearly 2,000 feet deep. Glacial Lake Missoula formed as the Cordilleran Ice Sheet dammed the Clark Fork River just as it entered Idaho. The rising water behind the glacial dam weakened it until water burst through in a catastrophic flood that raced across Idaho, Oregon, and Washington toward the Pacific Ocean. Thundering waves and chunks of ice tore away soils and mountainsides, deposited giant ripple marks, created the scablands of eastern Washington and carved the Columbia River Gorge. Over the course of centuries, Glacial Lake Missoula filled and emptied in repeated cycles, leaving its story embedded in the land.

Flood Facts:

The ice dam was over 2000 feet tall.

Glacial Lake Missoula was as big as Lakes Erie and Ontario combined.

The flood waters ran with the force equal to 60 Amazon Rivers.

Car-sized boulders embedded in ice floated some 500 miles; they can still be seen today!




Montana Natural History Center
120 Hickory Street
Missoula, Montana 59801

www.MontanaNaturalist.org
phone 406.327.0405
fax 406.327.0421


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@KidBoy2 wrote:
Deniers - Earth's Hottest January In Recorded History

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Its called climate change and its been around for ever.



And it has never progressed at the accelerated rate seen in the past half century ............... no surprise you forgot to mention that. You did know that, didn't you?


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good topic ^-^

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Yet there are those who deny global warming and its catastrophic results.

 

They'll be up to their necks in rising sea water and deny that their wet!

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