Heating Up, Not Warming

“2016 was the second hottest year for the U.S. in more than 120 years of record keeping, government scientists announced on Monday, marking 20 above-average years in a row. Every state had a temperature ranking at least in the top seven, with two, Georgia and Alaska, recording their hottest year.”
 
See It’s Official: 2016 Was Second Hottest Year for U.S.
While measuring temperatures on a global scale is expensive and measuring temperatures at a single point (like where I live) may not be truly representative, coverage over a large region like USA has merit as an indicator and it’s a whopper. USA has had 20 above-average temperature years in a row and 98% of recording stations showed 2016 hotter than average. It’s pretty convincing evidence of climate change to the upside in temperature. Trump can’t deny that. Trump can’t also deny that burning fossil fuels is dumping tons of CO2 into the atmosphere and that it’s a greenhouse gas. He can’t connect the dots though because he’s stupid and bigotted just like his EPA nominee.

Fortunately, Trump’s four-year term will cut short his nonsense and USA will come back to its senses after one dance with the devil. Of that 4 years, he might manage to ramp up CO2 production or dampen renewables for a year or two. Thank goodness the authours of the constitution had the forethought to put in term limitation. He’s also an old geezer and Nature might take its course.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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14 Responses to Heating Up, Not Warming

  1. OK. So, let’s pump the atmosphere full of CO2 to offset reduced solar output before then… Oh, what would happen when Sun returns to full on??? Nope. We’ll have to suck it up and carry on. The CO2 in the atmosphere is something that changes slowly. Sun can drop output very rapidly but on average it changes even more slowly, millions of years.

    The coincidental Little Ice Age was a regional European phenomenon and it involved just a 1C reduction in temperature, not any sort of catastrophe but it gives an idea how large a projected 2c rise is.

  2. dougman says:

    Hey Pogo, when we reach the Maunder minimum again, lets discuss this “global warming” trend, ok? By that time, I fair amount of warming would be a huge benefit. But on the obverse, if we suffer a large enough volcanic eruption coincidentally at the same time, then I expect a lot of cooling, so much so that Canada will never see bare ground.

    https://astronomynow.com/2015/07/17/diminishing-solar-activity-may-bring-new-ice-age-by-2030/

  3. dougman says:

    “Why would you do that? Have something to hide?”

    I said, “I could be”, not that I am. Learn to read.

  4. dougman wrote, “I could be using a VPN or a proxy to connect to your website. How would you know??”

    Why would you do that? Have something to hide?

  5. dougman says:

    “dougman, I looked up your IP address. Those numbers are for your state.”

    As if an IP absolutly determines one’s locale. *rolls eyes*

    Pogsey, you should be better then this. I could be using a VPN or a proxy to connect to your website. How would you know?? In short, you would not. An IP address is not a person, namely, even if this IP address is located within a residence, the geolocation software cannot identify who has access to that residence’s computer and who would actually be using it.

    Now I am not trying to hide, but just because you look-up an IP address says nothing to back your claim.

  6. dougman wrote, “you emit CO2. Please don’t breathe for the environment’s sake.”

    Well, I don’t breathe enough, according to my doctor…

    I do recycle CO2 though, so it’s OK. It’s when we excavate/import a bunch of carbon and burn it that there’s a problem. Carbon that’s been locked up for millions of years is being released into the atmosphere in a few centuries. That’s not OK.

  7. dougman, I looked up your IP address. Those numbers are for your state.

    The maximum where I live was on July 4, 32C, 90F. I’m glad I live where I do. I’d hate to live where you do wearing this fat coat…

  8. dougman says:

    “July 25, 101F, 38C. It was only one day but there were quite a few 30C+ days. It wasn’t a dry heat.”

    [foul language REMOVED – rp] Winnipeg is not where I live Pogo.

  9. dougman says:

    Pogsey, you emit CO2. Please don’t breathe for the environment’s sake.

  10. dougman wrote, “I do not recall any 100-degree day’s in my neck of the woods in 2016.”

    July 25, 101F, 38C. It was only one day but there were quite a few 30C+ days. It wasn’t a dry heat.

    See https://www.wunderground.com/

  11. Foobar wrote, “There hasn’t been any warming for a decade and a half, except in the imagination of ultra-leftoid moonbats like you”.

    Don’t believe in numbers and measurement, eh? How about disappearing glaciers and shrinking ice-caps and sealevel rising? Are those just imaginary? No, they are real.

    See http://climate.nasa.gov/vital-signs/global-temperature/

    Global Land-Ocean Temperature Index (C) (Anomaly with Base: 1951-1980)
    ————————————————————————
    Year Annual_Mean 5-year_Mean
    ———————————-
    1880 -0.19 *
    1881 -0.10 *
    1882 -0.08 -0.16
    1883 -0.19 -0.19
    1884 -0.26 -0.22
    1885 -0.30 -0.27
    1886 -0.29 -0.27
    1887 -0.32 -0.24
    1888 -0.19 -0.25
    1889 -0.10 -0.24
    1890 -0.35 -0.22
    1891 -0.23 -0.24
    1892 -0.25 -0.28
    1893 -0.28 -0.25
    1894 -0.29 -0.23
    1895 -0.20 -0.20
    1896 -0.14 -0.20
    1897 -0.10 -0.17
    1898 -0.27 -0.15
    1899 -0.15 -0.15
    1900 -0.08 -0.18
    1901 -0.14 -0.20
    1902 -0.27 -0.25
    1903 -0.35 -0.29
    1904 -0.43 -0.31
    1905 -0.27 -0.33
    1906 -0.21 -0.35
    1907 -0.39 -0.35
    1908 -0.42 -0.38
    1909 -0.46 -0.43
    1910 -0.42 -0.42
    1911 -0.44 -0.40
    1912 -0.34 -0.34
    1913 -0.33 -0.27
    1914 -0.15 -0.25
    1915 -0.10 -0.26
    1916 -0.33 -0.24
    1917 -0.39 -0.26
    1918 -0.25 -0.29
    1919 -0.22 -0.26
    1920 -0.25 -0.24
    1921 -0.20 -0.23
    1922 -0.26 -0.24
    1923 -0.23 -0.23
    1924 -0.27 -0.21
    1925 -0.19 -0.19
    1926 -0.09 -0.19
    1927 -0.20 -0.20
    1928 -0.21 -0.19
    1929 -0.35 -0.19
    1930 -0.13 -0.18
    1931 -0.08 -0.20
    1932 -0.15 -0.15
    1933 -0.27 -0.16
    1934 -0.12 -0.17
    1935 -0.18 -0.14
    1936 -0.14 -0.09
    1937 -0.01 -0.07
    1938 -0.01 -0.02
    1939 -0.02 0.04
    1940 0.09 0.06
    1941 0.13 0.09
    1942 0.10 0.15
    1943 0.14 0.15
    1944 0.26 0.12
    1945 0.13 0.09
    1946 -0.03 0.05
    1947 -0.04 -0.02
    1948 -0.09 -0.08
    1949 -0.09 -0.09
    1950 -0.18 -0.08
    1951 -0.07 -0.05
    1952 0.01 -0.05
    1953 0.08 -0.05
    1954 -0.12 -0.07
    1955 -0.14 -0.07
    1956 -0.19 -0.07
    1957 0.04 -0.04
    1958 0.06 -0.02
    1959 0.03 0.03
    1960 -0.03 0.03
    1961 0.05 0.03
    1962 0.02 -0.02
    1963 0.06 -0.04
    1964 -0.21 -0.06
    1965 -0.10 -0.07
    1966 -0.05 -0.09
    1967 -0.03 -0.04
    1968 -0.07 -0.01
    1969 0.06 -0.02
    1970 0.03 -0.01
    1971 -0.09 0.03
    1972 0.01 0.00
    1973 0.15 -0.00
    1974 -0.08 -0.01
    1975 -0.01 0.03
    1976 -0.11 0.01
    1977 0.18 0.06
    1978 0.07 0.12
    1979 0.17 0.20
    1980 0.28 0.19
    1981 0.33 0.24
    1982 0.13 0.24
    1983 0.31 0.21
    1984 0.16 0.18
    1985 0.12 0.22
    1986 0.19 0.24
    1987 0.34 0.27
    1988 0.40 0.33
    1989 0.29 0.38
    1990 0.44 0.35
    1991 0.42 0.32
    1992 0.23 0.33
    1993 0.24 0.33
    1994 0.32 0.32
    1995 0.46 0.37
    1996 0.34 0.44
    1997 0.47 0.47
    1998 0.63 0.46
    1999 0.42 0.50
    2000 0.42 0.53
    2001 0.54 0.53
    2002 0.63 0.55
    2003 0.62 0.60
    2004 0.54 0.62
    2005 0.69 0.63
    2006 0.63 0.61
    2007 0.66 0.63
    2008 0.53 0.64
    2009 0.64 0.63
    2010 0.72 0.62
    2011 0.60 0.65
    2012 0.63 0.67
    2013 0.65 0.70
    2014 0.74 *
    2015 0.87 *

    ————————————

    How about that 2015, eh? That wasn’t 15 years ago…

  12. dougman says:

    I do not recall any 100-degree day’s in my neck of the woods in 2016. In the 90’s, often summer days that were triple digit.

  13. There hasn’t been any warming for a decade and a half, except in the imagination of ultra-leftoid moonbats like you, and the “scientists” who are paid to falsify the data. Fortunately, things are about to get so awesome under President Trump that you people are going to be more and more marginalized. Those of us who are not communists who hate Western civilization, are going to party like it’s 1980.

    Oh and by the way, it’s “Linux” not “GNU/Linux” you stupid idiot.

  14. dougman says:

    Hottest year Pogsey, just like California is in a drought now? Perhaps we should move the planet a tad further out away from the sun?

    Well ahem, nature always balances itself out so it seems. All we need is one large volcanic eruption and things will cool off.

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