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US roasts to hottest year on record by landslide


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  • Speak2Truth Santa Rosa, CA
    Jan. 8, 2013 6:24 p.m.

    As the SORCE and ACRIM satellite data reveals, the reason that 1998 record was not broken until now is that the Sun stopped warming for a bit.

    The Sun resumed warming as of last year. Expect surface temperatures to respond appropriately.

    And let's be glad the Earth is still thawing from the Little Ice Age. The misery of Charles Dickens' novels reflected the effects of even a small amount of cooling. We are fortunate indeed that it came to an end.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Jan. 8, 2013 5:16 p.m.

    Some folks whose heads are firmly stuck in the sand probably won't pay much attention until their tail feathers ignite.

  • Pack Layton, Utah
    Jan. 8, 2013 3:15 p.m.

    I'm just glad we made it out of the global cooling that was taking place when I was in high school in the 70's.

  • Pack Layton, Utah
    Jan. 8, 2013 3:14 p.m.

    It's great for boating in the summer!

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Jan. 8, 2013 2:18 p.m.

    I am happy to see some warming! My heating bills were getting atrocious and think of all the carbon not being emitted by this decreased need for heating!

  • David Centerville, UT
    Jan. 8, 2013 1:21 p.m.

    I'm glad for a little global warming. Temps have been too cold for comfort lately. If it weren't for that thick layer of carbon fossil fuel emissions keeping things warmer it would be awful cold.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 8, 2013 1:07 p.m.

    One thing to note is that the record is for the contiguous states, not counting Alaska and Hawaii since the article doesn't seem to make that clear.

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    Jan. 8, 2013 12:52 p.m.

    Mother Nature is not a Christan, Jew or Muslim. She's impartial and has an auto-correct mechanism for any of her species that over extends the carrying capacity of their ecosystem.

  • Richard Larson Galt, CA
    Jan. 8, 2013 12:43 p.m.

    Being the sun worshiper that I am,
    I rather enjoyed the 100 degree
    plus we had here this summer.......

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Jan. 8, 2013 12:39 p.m.

    It's okay...a bunch of non-climatologists in Utah have convinced me that there's no such thing as global warming. They'll be here soon to explain how our recent cold snap proves it.