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Tonight: County workshop on climate change

Original post made on Apr 9, 2012

A workshop to discuss how San Mateo County can address climate change and be more energy efficient will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, in the County Government Center, 455 County Center, Room 101, in Redwood City.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, April 9, 2012, 2:00 PM

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Posted by nws, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Apr 9, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Latest NOAA data says that the first 3 months of 2012 are the warmest ever in the USA, by a large margin. Time for denials is long gone. Web Link


Posted by Doyle, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Apr 9, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Nice link.

"Temperatures in the lower 48 states were 8.6 degrees above normal for March and 6 degrees higher than average for the first three months of the year, according to calculations by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. That far exceeds the old records. [...]

The first quarter of 2012 broke the January-March record by 1.4 degrees. Usually records are broken by just one- or two-tenths of a degree. U.S. temperature records date to 1895."

Now they'll argue that the scientists do not know how to use thermometers or how we can't build a measuring device correctly or some other spittle throwing rant. Or quote an assistant professor of mechanical engineering or a physicist denying climate change consensus.

re: the workshop? Save your time, the thing to do is build levies to save the bay side development.


Posted by Mephistopholes, a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Apr 10, 2012 at 7:50 am

NOAA has a slightly different view than the above posters because it considers the world. The United States excepting Alaska and the west coast had a very warm winter. Parts of Europe had very cold weather. NOAA seems to contradict itself with regard to Alaska. It can't seem to make up its mind whether it is a cold Alaska or a baked Alaska.

Alaska had its 9th coolest January-March since records began in 1918, with a temperature 5.2 F (2.9C) above the 1971–2000 average.


Web Link

The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for February 2012 was the 22nd warmest on record and the coolest since 2008, at 12.47C (54.57F), which is 0.37C (0.67F) above the 20th century average of 12.1C (53.9F).

Looking only at land, the global land surface temperature was 0.38C (0.68F) above the 20th century average of 3.2C (37.8F), making this the 37th warmest February on record and the coolest February since 1994. It was also the coolest month on record since January 2008. Warmer-than-average conditions occurred across nearly all of Canada and Alaska, the eastern half of the United States, southern Greenland, and north central Russia. Cooler-than-average regions included northeastern Africa, most of Europe and central Asia, and much of Australia.

Separately, the global land surface temperature was 0.38C (0.68F) above the 20th century average of 3.2C (37.8F), making this the 37th warmest February on record and the coolest February since 1994. It was also the coolest month on record since January 2008.

For the ocean, the February global sea surface temperature was 0.36C (0.65F) above the 20th century average of 15.9C (60.6F), making it the 12thth warmest February on record. The warmth was most pronounced across the north central Pacific, the North Atlantic, much of the eastern Indian Ocean, and portions of the mid-latitude Southern oceans.

For the ocean, the February global sea surface temperature was 0.36C (0.65F) above the 20th century average of 15.9C (60.6F), making it the 12thth warmest February on record.

The combined global land and ocean average surface temperature for the December–February period was 0.41C (0.74F) above the 20th century average of 12.1C (53.8F), making it the 17th warmest such period on record and the coolest December–February since 2008.

The December–February worldwide land surface temperature was 0.59C (1.06F) above the 20th century average, the 20th warmest such period on record. The global ocean surface temperature for the same period was 0.33C (0.59F) above the 20th century average and was the 15th warmest such period on record.

The combined global land and ocean average surface temperature for the January–February period was 0.37C (0.67F) above the 20th century average of 12.1C (53.8F), making it the 20th warmest such period on record.

The January–February worldwide land surface temperature was 0.43C (0.77:F) above the 20th century average, the 33rd warmest such period on record. The global ocean surface temperature for the year to date was 0.34C (0.61F) above the 20th century average and was the 14th warmest such period on record.


Posted by Doyle, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Apr 10, 2012 at 10:01 am

"can't seem to make up its mind whether it is a cold Alaska or a baked Alaska."

I get it, you tried to pull a funny.

You know, if you just kept pasting even more data, you could hide more facts. Like, it's getting warmer.

To the levies, men! (and demon!)


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