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NASA finds 2011 ninth warmest year on record; GISS team concludes slowdown of warming likely to prove illusory

The global average surface temperature in 2011 was the ninth warmest since 1880, according to NASA scientists; nine of the 10 warmest years in the modern meteorological record have occurred since the year 2000.

NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York, which monitors global surface temperatures on an ongoing basis, released an updated analysis that shows temperatures around the globe in 2011 compared to the average global temperature from the mid-20th century. The average temperature around the globe in 2011 was 0.92 degrees F (0.51 °C) warmer than the mid-20th century baseline.

The difference between 2011 and the warmest year in the GISS record (2010) is 0.22 degrees F (0.12 C). Because of the large natural variability of climate, scientists do not expect temperatures to rise consistently year after year. However, they do expect a continuing temperature rise over decades.

2011 was only the ninth warmest year in the GISS analysis of global temperature change, yet nine of the ten warmest years in the instrumental record (since 1880) have occurred in the 21st century. The past year has been cooled by a moderately strong La Nina. The 5-year (60-month) running mean global temperature hints at a slowdown in the global warming rate during the past few years. However, the cool La Nina phase of the cyclically variable Southern Oscillation of tropical temperatures has been dominant in the past three years, and the deepest solar minimum in the period of satellite data occurred over the past half dozen years. We conclude that the slowdown of warming is likely to prove illusory, with more rapid warming appearing over the next few years.

—Hansen et al.

The temperature analysis produced at GISS is compiled from weather data from more than 1,000 meteorological stations around the world, satellite observations of sea surface temperature and Antarctic research station measurements. A publicly available computer program is used to calculate the difference between surface temperature in a given month and the average temperature for the same place during 1951 to 1980. This three-decade period functions as a baseline for the analysis.

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Reel$$

Interesting. NASA has found the solution to climate change:

http://bit.ly/AzlmAx

But they (GISS) downplay or deny it. Why? Well, there are vested interests in "hot fusion" (a $10B 50year toilet) and old school fossil fuel.

Do the needs, interests or benefit to the human race matter?? Apparently not to NASA and the expert "science elite."

ai_vin

Oh Reel, I've got some bad news for you. The NASA scientist in that vid you keep posting? Well he's got his own website, and you really should read what he has to say about the video and your claims of "NASA has found the solution to climate change."

http://joe.zawodny.com/index.php/2012/01/14/technology-gateway-video/

E-P was right.

Reel$$

Fascinating. Why do EP and ai_vin oppose a remarkable new source of clean, sustainable, renewable energy?? Why?? Anyone?

The OFFICIAL NASA video and endorsement has not changed one bit. http://bit.ly/AzlmAx


"THE most interesting and promising at this point -- farther term, but maybe not so far -- is Low Energy Nuclear Reactions. This has come out of twenty years of people producing energy but not knowing what it is and we think we have a theory on it. It’s producing beta decay and heat without radiation. The research on this is very promising and it alone, if it comes to pass, would literally solve both climate and energy."
Dr. Dennis Bushnell Chief Scientist NASA Langley Research Center

ai_vin

Sour grapes Reel?? Or truth hurts? Or still in denial?

Joe Zawodny, the guy in that video rebukes that claim here;
http://joe.zawodny.com/index.php/2012/01/14/technology-gateway-video/

And as for Dr. Dennis Bushnell, read here;
http://blog.newenergytimes.com/2011/05/02/rumor-of-nasa-replication-attempt-of-rossi-is-false/
Received via e-mail:

“Thank you for publishing the correction of that misquote from EV World. We do not have enough details, by FAR, to even start to think of a replication of Rossi. Our experiments are based upon the earlier Piantelli-Focardi work, which were some of the better bits extant. BUT – we are as I said , trying to core down on the theory, as well as utilize it for system optimization. We are NOT trying to do a net energy demo at all, we are simply trying to MAKE SURE there is a valid theoretical understanding.”

Dennis Bushnell

And yeah sure he may have earlier said "The research on this is very promising and it alone, if it comes to pass, would literally solve both climate and energy."
but let's face it, NASA also thinks warp drive and wormholes are very promising research.

ai_vin

BTW, in another e-mail Bushnell defined when he thinks this will "come to pass."

10-20 years.

From an agency that's planning to colonize Mars, 10-20 years is "fairly rapidly." Solar and wind are here now.

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