Oct 152012
 

In the last month or so, there have been 3, maybe 4, significant event reports.

First, while we enjoyed a beautiful and warm September, the El Nino which had built in the Pacific vaporized. Since the oceans cool by evaporative processes, using the word “vaporized” isn’t a stretch. See the sea surface temperature animation below. This could be insignificant.

Second, record low amounts of Arctic sea ice occurred in September. Third, record high amounts of Antarctic sea ice occurred in September. Keep in mind that the total sea ice for Antarctica is smaller because of the land mass that covers so much of the South Pole. See image below.

Fourth, the Daily Mail, a UK newspaper, reports that global warming stopped nearly 16 years ago. See image below.

I’m baffled.

In the mean time, we have more beautiful weather ahead.

Global tropical sea surface temperature and anomaly. From the Climate Prediction Center

Global tropical sea surface temperature and anomaly. From the Climate Prediction Center

Global, Arctic and Antarctic sea ice

Global, Arctic and Antarctic sea ice

Global temperatures since 1997 - Daily Mail

Global temperatures since 1997 – Daily Mail

Stu

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