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2006 Warmest Year on Record

Posted in News,Science by Chris Weber on January 10th, 2007

2006 warmest year on record2006 was notable for the Wii, the PS3 and the temperature. Government scientists are reporting that 2006 was the warmest year on record since record keeping started in 1895.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) through its National Climatic Data Center collected temperature readings from 1200 weather stations around the contiguous US. They found that the temperature was 2.2 degrees higher than the mean temperature for the last century.

The temperature was notable but so was the government claim that the temperature change is being cause by build up of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The government is blaming human activity for the rise in temperature along with natural local weather phenomenon. Of particular interest were bears who wouldn’t hibernate and cherry trees blooming on New Year’s day.

Jay Lawrimore, crybaby at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said “People should be concerned about what we are doing to the climate. Burning of fossil fuels is causing an increase in greenhouse gases, and there’s a broad scientific consensus that is producing climate change.”

Supporters of kooky global warming theories contend that the rate of warming is increasing. Looking at the record annual average temperatures are only a degree higher than they were a century ago.

Keep in mind that the US only started keeping records in 1895. We know that in the past the earth has been both much warmer and much cooler as the earth has moved through ice ages and warm spells. The sun also may play a significant role in warming the planet as it is the earth’s main source of energy. Solar patterns may play a role in heating and cooling the earth.

A Climate Researcher

a climate researcher in native habitat and traditional garb

The reader should remain skeptical about global warming hysteria and try to take all facts into account. Many climate findings are based on computer models which are easily manipulated to show desired results. It is also interesting the researchers may claim a problem in order to receive more funding to research it. Without global warming or sudden climate change, how many climate researchers would the United States employ every year?