Well it was 42 here in St. Cloud, MN this afternoon. Right now itâ€™s 39.3 at 3:45.Â The forecast for tonight is rain which is less than 30mmiles away right now. Tomorrow high is forecasted to be 37, with 30% chance of rain.
Australia had to add a new color to its weather maps this week. Meteorologists used royal purple to denote an off-the-charts high temperature of 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit), part of an unprecedented heat wave and ongoing wildfires occurring down under this month. On the other side of the globe, 2012 proved the hottest year on record in the contiguous U.S., surpassing the previous record-holder by a full degree F (0.6 deg C). In short, global warming is continuing to turn up the heatâ€”so what are we going to do about it?
Thatâ€™s headed up here in a few months.Â Itâ€™s all about the Sun, as in the and the additional co2.
World temperatures are higher than in any period over the last 1,200 years, according to a study published in the current issue of Science.
In reaching their conclusion, a research team from the University of East Anglia in Britain analyzed 14 sets of temperature records including data from rings, fossil shells, ice cores, temperature records, and historical documents from North America, Europe and East Asia.
"Our results show that, during the late 20th century, warming affected the entire northern hemisphere and that at no point in the past 1,000 years has the northern hemisphere experienced the same widespread warming," said Dr. Timothy Osborn, co-author of the study.
Their research showed significant warmth in the Northern Hemisphere from 890-1170 A.D. follwed by colder periods from 1580-1850, the period known as the "little ice age". The scientists said the present warm phase is longest temperature anomaly since the 9th century.
Read more at http://news.mongabay.com/2006/0210-warming.html
Greenland's melting fast and should be a fine place to live, just as the Vikings did around theÂ year ofÂ 900