Warm Weather and Climate Change

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's report of significant weather-related events in June of 2012 (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

The first six months of 2012 were the hottest on record. Deke Arndt, chief of the climate monitoring branch of NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center, takes a look at record warm temperatures across the county and the world and their connections to global warming.


Deke Arndt

Comments [13]


While I realize it's fun to stir up us "liberals," it really misses the point. There are many more signs that the climate has and will continue to change. We (and our descendents) will pay a terrible price for our current inaction.

Perhaps some other facts will sway you:

Jul. 11 2012 02:36 PM

Worst comes to worse, I'll just have to move back to Beersheba, Israel in the Negev desert, to get out of the coming New York heat wave :)

Jul. 11 2012 11:01 AM
John A

No, No, Global Warming comes from all the waste heat thrown off by the Supercomputers calculating all those different Global Warming climate models. Humor folks. And THX for the segment.

Jul. 11 2012 11:01 AM
gary from queens

My my, so much attention. I feel very special whan i post on this blog. But i need to remind myself that in comes from inbred and insular liberals who rarely venture to websites that conflict with their preconceived views

Jul. 11 2012 10:57 AM
Reely from real time nyc

people sitting in air conditioned spaces in New York City 2012 can't reasonably be asked to ponder the effects and perils of climate change. this is "pie in the sky" talk - laughable. It's the #1 global crisis but since its effects are so SLOW, it's dismissed at "theory."

Jul. 11 2012 10:55 AM

WHy the need for the politically careful language? Or is it scientifically careful? Isn't it completely obvious that the heat rising and extreme weather is due to climate change? Isn't it pandering to politicians protecting business interests to say that there is a vigorous debate on this issue?

Thank you

Jul. 11 2012 10:53 AM

There was a summer in the late '80s when the temperature in New York did not reach 90° until some time in September, and then only once. How do you explain that sort of anomaly?

Jul. 11 2012 10:52 AM
foodaggro from Brooklyn

It seems so obvious that recent higher temperatures result from global warming. I don't get people who deny this. Even if some of the warming comes from the planet aging, we have undoubtedly added to climate change. And that whirlpool of plastic didn't come from nowhere.

Jul. 11 2012 10:52 AM
Laura from Manhattan

I recently looked at EPA future climate change predictions and they suggested there would be a 10 degree increase in temperatures by 2100 if emissions are not curbed. However, the recent high temperatures seems to suggest temperatures are increasing faster than that prediction would suggest--is this true?

Jul. 11 2012 10:52 AM
Andrew from Manhattan

What about the high frequency of solar flares this year?

Jul. 11 2012 10:51 AM

gary i take it you don't own land near the ocean in queens...

Jul. 11 2012 10:47 AM
John A

Please counter Gary's assertion by summarizing the global situation. Thank-You.

Jul. 11 2012 10:45 AM
gary from queens

climate trends over decades are meaningless.
You have to measure them over milenia. not even over centuries will matter.

And the record highs that were recorded were local. not global. Indeed, there were some cooling records set recently in some locales.

Jul. 11 2012 10:01 AM

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