News 2015 Climate Report: Temperatures Rising

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    Climate scientists' diagnosis of Earth: "Fever rises"
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    WASHINGTON -- Earth's fever got worse last year, breaking dozens of climate records, scientists said in a massive report nicknamed the annual physical for the planet.

    Soon after 2015 ended, it was proclaimed the hottest on record. The new report shows the broad extent of other records and near-records on the planet's climatic health. Those include record heat energy absorbed by the oceans and lowest groundwater storage levels globally, according to Tuesday's report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
    "I think the time to call the doctor was years ago," NOAA climate monitoring chief Deke Arndt, co-editor of the report, said in an email. "We are awash in multiple symptoms."

    The 2015 State of the Climate report examined 50 different aspects of climate , including dramatic melting of Arctic sea ice and glaciers worldwide. A dozen different nations set hottest year records, including Russia and China. South Africa had the hottest temperature ever recorded in the month of October: 119.1 degrees Fahrenheit (48.4 degrees Celsius).

    "There is really only one word for this parade of shattered climate records: grim," said Georgia Tech climate scientist Kim Cobb, who wasn't part of the report, but called it "exhaustive and thorough."

    But it's more than just numbers on a graph. Scientists said the turbo-charged climate affected walrus and penguin populations and played a role in dangerous algae blooms, such as one off the Pacific Northwest coast. And there were brutal heat waves all over the world, with ones in India and Pakistan killing thousands of people.

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    Almost all parts of the globe experienced higher temperatures in 2015, as shown on this map from the State of the Climate report.

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    Much of the intense record-breaking and record-flirting weather was because of a combination of a natural El Nino - the periodic warming of parts of the Pacific that changes weather globally - and ever increasing man-made global warming.

    This past year's El Nino, nicknamed "Godzilla" by NASA climatologist Bill Patzert, was one of the strongest El Ninos on record.

    The weather phenomenon, which lasted for 15 months beginning in March 2015, "had a powerful impact," Patzert told CBS News in February. "All the volatile weather we've had across the United States - the fingerprint of El Niño is on all these events."



    In addition to heavy rain, flooding and warmer-than-average temperatures across the western United States, El Nino triggered droughts in parts of Africa and India and added to man-made global warming. El Nino also played a part in a record hurricane season in the Pacific.

    "This impacts people. This is real life," said NOAA climate scientist Jessica Blunden, co-editor of the report published Tuesday in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.

    Oklahoma University meteorology professor Jason Furtado said in an email that the report, which he wasn't part of, illustrates the combined power of nature and humans on Earth's climate: "It was like injecting an already amped-up climate system with a dose of (natural) steroids."

    About 450 scientists from around the world helped write the report and in it NOAA highlighted one of the lesser-known measurements, ocean heat content. About 93 percent of the heat energy trapped by greenhouse gases - such as carbon dioxide from the burning of coal, oil and gas - goes directly into the ocean, the report said. And ocean heat content hit record levels both near the surface and deep.

    NOAA oceanographer Gregory C. Johnson, a study co-author, said the oceans are storing more heat energy because of man-made climate change with an extra El Nino spike.

    Johnson summed up Earth's climate in a haiku, published deep inside the report:

    "El Niño waxes,

    warm waters shoal, flow eastward,

    Earth's fever rises."
     
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    @Dirty South will disagree with you because you don't want to be assraped by Trump
     
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    why tell us? we've got environmental regulations out the asshole here. tell china and india about it and see if they give a damn.
     
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    Then 10 other assholes will come in and say "it's a liberal hoax"

    Because you know, facts aren't true. Or something.
     
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    it's a liberal hoax :c
     
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    dropped 10 degrees in jersey
     
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    Hi @freds :hw:
     
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    This was only 450 scientists from around the world, they couldn't possibly know more than a rich guy who can't get his hairpiece or his skin to look normal.
     
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    even oceanographers get bored.
     
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    Fixed
     
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    sorry about that. :hat:
     
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    Another reminder: Pedophile references of any sort unless the person has been convicted or is facing legal action (which requires the use of the word alleged) results in five days off.
     
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    a haiku:

    when i find this guy

    i'm going to poke him

    in his fucking eye.
     
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    Wish they'd come up with a coherent theory of global warming rather than "you know that hurricane from a few years back? Yeah, that was global warming."
     
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    Was that directed at Mark Mayo? :eek:
     
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    Make sure its the left one 'cause it doesn't do much anyway.
     
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    "When I abolish the EPA, I am going to hire the best, and I mean the best, civil and chemical engineers to build a giant Ziplock container to place over the entire U.S. and seal all the cool in the United States and keep out all the warm. It is going to be spectacular. I mean you are going to be so cold as an American, your nipples will simply freeze dry on your body and drop off."

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