2007 likely sets heat record for the hemisphere

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  • Sara (I am 9)
    Jan. 22, 2008 4:16 p.m.

    I am 9 years old and doing a science project on this
    polar ice caps melting and this should stop! it is not good and I want to stop it butt I don't know how!
    If I could and I were a grown up I would stop this by
    building machines that don't use much energy and I hope you will try too. If you want to help a cute child who cares.... HELP ME!!!!
    and if you don't like cruelty to animals DO NOT EAT FAST FOOD!! P.S. they have rat droppings in the burgers
    they keep the animals locked in tight pens and they get weak you should eat animals that lived a healthy life! and McDonald's SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks for listening! =D bye PLEASE HELP BOTH THINGS!!!

  • density-neutron
    Nov. 27, 2007 12:01 a.m.

    Twenty something years ago, it was global cooling which was going to be the problem, oh, and a huge earthquake on the on the wasatch front. In a geologic time scale, both are a certain to occur. As will global warming, species extinctions etc. etc.
    I believe we're doing rather well, and I'm optimistic about the future. It's better today, than in the 60's, 70's, or 80's, and I assume it will be better for my children than it's been for me.

  • DB
    Nov. 26, 2007 8:21 p.m.

    After studying meteorology, I have come to the conclusion that global worming isn't all the liberal press makes it out to be. If the ice caps melt, there is more water, if there is more water there is more evaporation, if there is more evaporation there is more cloud cover, if there is more cloud cover then there is less sunlight and more rain and cooler temperatures, with all of that there will be cooler temperatures and more snow. Our ice caps will come back. It is a cycle. Get use to it!

  • Ryan Woodbrey
    Nov. 26, 2007 7:17 p.m.

    Two words: Global Warming

  • Question
    Nov. 26, 2007 5:59 p.m.

    We know from science that the earth has heated and cooled throughout its existence. Why, then, should we expect today that the earth's temperature and climate become constant? When did constancy begin?

  • hbeckett
    Nov. 26, 2007 5:26 p.m.

    Thank you James

  • Raymond Takashi Swenson
    Nov. 26, 2007 3:48 p.m.

    Since this article was talking about temperature records, why did it omit the fact that the highest average US temperature in the last century was in 1934? Starting in 1935 the temperatures in the US declined dramatically, so that by the 1970s some climate scientists were reminding us that earth is far overdue for another ice age. Then in 1976 the temps started to rise again, so we are now about where we were in 1934. In other words, the net impact of man's actions on global temperatures has been effectively ZERO for the last 70 years!

    Last winter, Park City was hosting a conference about global warming, during a run of record setting LOW temperatures. The UN IPCC forecasts about 2-4 degrees Fahrenheit increase by 2100, and that the greenhouse gases already out there will ensure that most of this warming occurs even if we shut down civilization.

    Warming is NOT as bad is some people fear. Remember: No big hurricanes in 2006 and 2007, despite Al Gore's fear mongering. The Antarctic ice cap is GROWING. Sea level rise by 2100: ONE foot, the same as during the 20th Century. It was just as warm in 1000 AD.

  • Art
    Nov. 26, 2007 2:44 p.m.

    YES. Global warming and increased CO2 will increase food production in Canada, Russia and northern China. Good things for people.

  • Mark
    Nov. 26, 2007 1:45 p.m.

    Can you cite sources on your points?

  • Anonymous
    Nov. 26, 2007 9:38 a.m.

    Mankind has this odd tendency to put certain disagreeing facts until the last possible moment.
    Knowing this, it may already be too late.

    But when considering the old question:
    "Is the earth better off without man?" then the process of evolution continues and man is on his way out. Perhaps the way it should be.

  • Anonymous
    Nov. 26, 2007 9:30 a.m.

    If man is the cause of global warming than why did the last Ice Age end???
    Ever try thinking about the SSuns effect upon the earth?

  • Kevin of Arkansas
    Nov. 26, 2007 8:02 a.m.

    When are people going to wake up and realize that this warming trend is man caused and that it will be a big problem?

  • James
    Nov. 26, 2007 7:11 a.m.

    In the late 1980's and early 1990's, due to budget cuts, the number of temp stations began to gradually decline. These are points, many thousands of them, used to monitor temps across the country. What was lost were more remote sites, what was kept were more accessable ones.

    The result is easy to predict: Temps began to creep up. The reason is that temps in cities will always be slightly higher due to vehicles, pavement, etc. The reason they had some many remote locations is to get an accurate reading.

    This is why satellite based temp readings are so important, and so often ignored. Satellite based readings are hyper accurate and show far less dramatic numbers. They also show that temps in the middle and higher atmosphere have not changed at all. This is significant as in order for global warming theories to be accurate they require atmospheric temps to increase. They are not, once again showing this is hype.

    We need to decouple the scare of global warming from smart energy use. The one is a massive redistribution of wealth program, the other a good move for the future. Together, they aren't going to work so well.

  • Sam Hofer
    Nov. 26, 2007 6:58 a.m.

    Coincidence. Natural phenomena. God getting after gays. Whatever it is, it's not our fault, and we're not going to consider one bit any change of lifestyle to prevent it.
    We're like frogs in a frying pan, watching the temperature slowly go up but not seeing anything more than incremental increases, unaware deliberately in our case of the trend. Then, you suddenly find yourself cooked.

  • Anonymous
    Nov. 26, 2007 6:37 a.m.

    Proof that global warming is a hoax.
    Another Liberal lie.
    Man cannot possibly be contributing to the devestation of The Earth, because he is God's chosen.

  • weather's a cycle
    Nov. 26, 2007 4:27 a.m.

    Some places were hot? We here in the pacific northwest had a mild summer, In fact lots of my neighbors complained that we didn't get a real summer - there were just too many cool and cloudy days. I for one like cool and green and shady, so I wasn't complaining. And for the record, it normally doesn't rain here in the summer, just the other nine months of the year.

    Oh, and yes, the polar ice caps are melting and are at their smallest size since the 1970's when they started measuring. Wow, thirty years, now I'm really worried.

    Come on people, Man is just a speck on this planet compared to the mighty forces of nature.