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Japan Meteorological Agency: 2009 Tied With 2002, 2003, and 2006 For Third Warmest Year Since Instrumental Records Began

A preliminary analysis of worldwide surface temperatures from January to November conducted by the Japan Meteorological Agency shows that the average land and sea surface temperatures for 2009 have been +0.31 ºC above normal, based on the 1971-2000 average, and that 2009 will be tied with 2002, 2003, and 2006 as the third highest record since 1891. Annual global average surface temperatures have been rising at the rate of around +0.68 ºC per century.

In general, land surface temperatures rose everywhere except parts of North America and central Siberia. The Japan Meteorological Agency ranks 1998 as the hottest year on record, just 0.05 ºC hotter than 2005, the second hottest year. All of the ten hottest years on record have been within the past thirteen years.

Long-term changes in worldwide annual mean surface temperature anomalies. The red line represents long-term deviation from the 1971-2000 average, while the blue line represents a five-year running mean. Individual bars indicate anomalies for each year. Source: Japan Meteorological Agency. Click to enlarge.   Temperature anomalies from mean 1971-2000 instrumental record, with each circle representing a 5º by 5º grid. Source: Japan Meteorological Agency. Click to enlarge.

—Jack Rosebro


The Goracle


It's nice to finally see the "hockey stick" chart thrown out. The above chart shows that Global Warming has not changed based on man's drastic increase in CO2 output. So, we don't **really** have to take away people's freedoms and immediately start MASSIVE tax increases in order to appease the Globalwarmist gods. Woo hoo!!!

Praise be unto Algore.


Aaron Turpen

Now the question is: which set of "homogenized" data did these guys use? This "everything's getting hotter even though it's snowing in October" crap is getting a little old. Aren't these scientists a little more creative than that?

I have an idea: how about someone runs a chart that uses ONLY data from recording sites that are decidedly rural? A 6th grade kid did that on YouTube and guess what? NO WARMING


(Takes a deep breath)

Man, we are red lining it and you crazies are yapping hockey stick. If you look closely, you can see one, but you keep denying it.

What you really want to deny is that with BAUAAAE what we see at the end of the graph is the blade of the next hockey stick... with a much bigger puck.


Those who can't see the general trend must have tunnel vision or have the faculty to see only what they want to see.

Either way, they may have uncared pending issues.

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