Earth Goes From Coldest Decade To Hottest In Just One Century

Cavell Glacier with Crevices and Annual RingsNever mind what’s causing it, it’s gettin’ hot up in here! From CNN:

Global warming has propelled Earth’s climate from one of its coldest decades since the last ice age to one of its hottest — in just one century.

A heat spike like this has never happened before, at least not in the last 11,300 years, said climatologist Shaun Marcott, who worked on a new study on global temperatures going back that far.

“If any period in time had a sustained temperature change similar to what we have today, we would have certainly seen that in our record,” he said. It is a good indicator of just how fast man-made climate change has progressed.

A century is a very short period of time for such a spike.

It’s supposed to be cold
The Earth was very cold at the turn of the 20th century. The decade from 1900 to 1909 was colder than 95% of the last 11,300 years, the study found.

Fast forward to the turn of the 21st century, and the opposite occurs. Between 2000 and 2009, it was hotter than about 75% of the last 11,300 years.

If not for man-made influences, the Earth would be in a very cold phase right now and getting even colder, according the joint study by Oregon State University and Harvard University. Marcott was the lead author of the report on its results…

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  • Felix

    Trying to “hide” the Medieval Warm Period (hotter than now)… it was not 11300 years ago, was last week or so

  • BuzzCoastin

    maybe somebody ought to do a review of the ice core data
    so that this random hot & cold stuff would have a context
    as it is
    I’m still not sure what I can do about an entire planet’s decision to warm up
    should I turn the thermostat down?

    • bobbiethejean

      so that this random hot & cold stuff would have a context Scientists have done exactly as much and determined that presently, GCC is most likely propelled by human activity beginning all the way back thousands of years ago when we started cutting down trees by the millions of acres and spiking at the start of the industrial revolution.

      I’m still not sure what I can do about an entire planet’s decision to warm up As an individual, not much. To reverse GCC would require a unified effort of every energy-using human being, corporation, and entity on the planet.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=742104313 Adam Goodwin

        Or you could just teach people to feed themselves from their own land and fix most social problems in a generation. Because problems with our ecosystem are a reflection of our social problems.

        • InfvoCuernos

          or you could release man-made plagues to kill off large portions of the population so that only a small portion of those willing to serve oligarchy will survive and then vast areas of land could be converted back to nature preserves. (<===sarcasm implied).

          • Monkey See Monkey Do

            Its one or the other really isn’t it… Spaceship Earth doesn’t give us a lot of options unfortunately. There is always the third option, human extinction, I just get a feeling that human have just enough cockroach-like resistance to avoid that for awhile.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=742104313 Adam Goodwin

            Life is an experiment.

        • Jin The Ninja

          gasp! that sounds like social ecology:P

        • Jin The Ninja

          gasp! that sounds like social ecology:P

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=742104313 Adam Goodwin

            Why don’t you contribute something about Bookchin sometime?

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=742104313 Adam Goodwin

            Why don’t you contribute something about Bookchin sometime?

      • BuzzCoastin

        * Attached is the last 415 thousand years of Earth’s surface temperatures.
        * Any individual action to change this is merely an outlier in a statistical pool of gross consumption.
        * What Adam said is the correct answer.

        • bobbiethejean

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_change#Human_influences Also, as for that graph, I would need some context to be able to certify its credibility. Anyone can make a graph, post it on the internet and say “tots legit right there.”

        • bobbiethejean

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_change#Human_influences Also, as for that graph, I would need some context to be able to certify its credibility. Anyone can make a graph, post it on the internet and say “tots legit right there.”

          • BuzzCoastin

            learn to do your own research
            you NEVER have any facts to support your half-baked ideas
            if you had actually read anything at all
            you be familiar with the ice core data
            all of which is similar to this chart

          • BuzzCoastin

            this piece of info from your Wiki Link
            did you read it?

            “The present interglacial period (the Holocene) has lasted about 11,700 years.”

            The chart is one of many such charts that clearly shows
            that the Earth is normally much cooler,
            but once ever 400,000 years or so, she warms up
            just as the Wiki article indicates

            try this Wiki on for size
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interglacial

          • bobbiethejean

            You tell me to do my own research (which I did) but can’t even be bothered to look at the link I sent. You refuse to cite your source for that graph and you cherrypick data. The thing I find most concerning is your cherrypicking. I don’t know if you’re going it on purpose or if you’re not aware of it but you need to stop doing it.

            (From the article already linked) In the context of climate variation, anthropogenic factors are human activities which affect the climate. The scientific consensus on climate change is “that climate is changing and that these changes are in large part caused by human activities,”[39] and it “is largely irreversible.”[40]

            http://climate.nasa.gov/evidence/

            The Earth’s climate has changed throughout history. Just in the last 650,000 years there have been seven cycles of glacial advance and retreat, with the abrupt end of the last ice age about 7,000 years ago marking the beginning of the modern climate era — and of human civilization. Most of these climate changes are attributed to very small variations in Earth’s orbit that change the amount of solar energy our planet receives.

            The current warming trend is of particular significance because most of it is very likely human-induced and proceeding at a rate that is unprecedented in the past 1,300 years.1

            You want me to keep going or do you want to admit you were wrong? I’ve got credible sources to back up my side. All you have is a graph that you didn’t even cite. I don’t know where the !@#$%^&* that’s from. You could have pulled it straight out of Rush Limbaugh’s ass for all I know. Me? I’ve got NASA. What do you have that you think is better than NASA!? Oh and by the way, I’ve also got the CIA, the CDC, NATO, the EU, Homeland security (yes, that’s right Homeland fucking security), Department of Defense…. want me to keep going? Because I’d love to see what you have that stacks up against my fucking LITANY of credible sources.

            And before you start going on about government conspiracies, I hope you realize that very accusation would necessarily include every major governing body on the planet and all climate science entities on the planet. Such a level of collusion without a break in step is utterly unprecedented because IT DOESN’T FUCKING HAPPEN.

          • bobbiethejean

            You tell me to do my own research (which I did) but can’t even be bothered to look at the link I sent. You refuse to cite your source for that graph and you cherrypick data. The thing I find most concerning is your cherrypicking. I don’t know if you’re going it on purpose or if you’re not aware of it but you need to stop doing it.

            (From the article already linked) In the context of climate variation, anthropogenic factors are human activities which affect the climate. The scientific consensus on climate change is “that climate is changing and that these changes are in large part caused by human activities,”[39] and it “is largely irreversible.”[40]

            http://climate.nasa.gov/evidence/

            The Earth’s climate has changed throughout history. Just in the last 650,000 years there have been seven cycles of glacial advance and retreat, with the abrupt end of the last ice age about 7,000 years ago marking the beginning of the modern climate era — and of human civilization. Most of these climate changes are attributed to very small variations in Earth’s orbit that change the amount of solar energy our planet receives.

            The current warming trend is of particular significance because most of it is very likely human-induced and proceeding at a rate that is unprecedented in the past 1,300 years.1

            You want me to keep going or do you want to admit you were wrong? I’ve got credible sources to back up my side. All you have is a graph that you didn’t even cite. I don’t know where the !@#$%^&* that’s from. You could have pulled it straight out of Rush Limbaugh’s ass for all I know. Me? I’ve got NASA. What do you have that you think is better than NASA!? Oh and by the way, I’ve also got the CIA, the CDC, NATO, the EU, Homeland security (yes, that’s right Homeland fucking security), Department of Defense…. want me to keep going? Because I’d love to see what you have that stacks up against my fucking LITANY of credible sources.

            And before you start going on about government conspiracies, I hope you realize that very accusation would necessarily include every major governing body on the planet and all climate science entities on the planet. Such a level of collusion without a break in step is utterly unprecedented because IT DOESN’T FUCKING HAPPEN.

          • BuzzCoastin

            Oh, now I remember why I ignore your posts.
            And by the way, you just supported MY point moron.

          • BuzzCoastin

            Oh, now I remember why I ignore your posts.
            And by the way, you just supported MY point moron.

          • bobbiethejean

            Ad hominems, conspiracies, and no substance. You should be ashamed. If you think basically the entire planet is engaged in a conspiracy to promote a fake “global warming agenda” you seriously need to do some introspection and figure out what is wrong in your head that would cause you to come to such a ridiculous conclusion.

          • bobbiethejean

            Ad hominems, conspiracies, and no substance. You should be ashamed. If you think basically the entire planet is engaged in a conspiracy to promote a fake “global warming agenda” you seriously need to do some introspection and figure out what is wrong in your head that would cause you to come to such a ridiculous conclusion.

          • BuzzCoastin

            Ok bobbie missing a gene, this is my last response to you
            first of all you’re an idiot who couldn’t make a cogent point to save your life
            second, global warming isn’t fake, it’s very real
            just as real as it’s been the last 4 interglacial periods in the last 500K years
            third, there isn’t one thing any individual can do about it
            society would have to kick fossil fuels today
            to reduce the impact of fossil fuels 100 years from now
            and last but not least
            civilizations come and go like spring flowers
            wiping out this civilization will only help the planet
            which is what the Earth may be doing with it’s global warming

          • bobbiethejean

            Ok bobbie missing a gene, this is my last response to you “Bobbie missing a gene?” I’m sure you were trying to be cute but that makes no sense at all. You probably mean “Chromosome,” you probably mean “has an extra,” not “missing,” and missing a chromosome wouldn’t be possible anyway so….. F-f-f-f-f-f-f-FAIL as usual.

            first of all you’re an idiot who couldn’t make a cogent point to save your life Ya know, your assessment of my ability to make a cogent point (like for example the one where I point out that pretty much the entire planet of scientists and governing bodies accept the fact of global warming and the anthropogenic causation) might actually bother me if you weren’t such an idiot.

            Let’s try this again. Maybe if I hit you with it enough times, a tiny trickle might get through that basaltic head of yours: In the context of climate variation, anthropogenic factors are human activities which affect the climate. The scientific consensus on climate change is “that climate is changing and that these changes are in large part caused by human activities,”[39] and it “is largely irreversible.”[40]

            Also, maybe try this on for size: http://www.skepticalscience.com/argument.php

          • bobbiethejean

            Ok bobbie missing a gene, this is my last response to you “Bobbie missing a gene?” I’m sure you were trying to be cute but that makes no sense at all. You probably mean “Chromosome,” you probably mean “has an extra,” not “missing,” and missing a chromosome wouldn’t be possible anyway so….. F-f-f-f-f-f-f-FAIL as usual.

            first of all you’re an idiot who couldn’t make a cogent point to save your life Ya know, your assessment of my ability to make a cogent point (like for example the one where I point out that pretty much the entire planet of scientists and governing bodies accept the fact of global warming and the anthropogenic causation) might actually bother me if you weren’t such an idiot.

            Let’s try this again. Maybe if I hit you with it enough times, a tiny trickle might get through that basaltic head of yours: In the context of climate variation, anthropogenic factors are human activities which affect the climate. The scientific consensus on climate change is “that climate is changing and that these changes are in large part caused by human activities,”[39] and it “is largely irreversible.”[40]

            Also, maybe try this on for size: http://www.skepticalscience.com/argument.php

  • http://twitter.com/Peace_Love_Pie Peace Love Apple Pie

    Thank you Geo-engineering and Weather modification.

  • LucidDreamR

    Any meteorologist worth his salt will tell you that as it stands now, it is literally impossible to forecast the weather with any accuracy past about a month- at most. Due to the incredible amount of influences/input data and the butterfly effect, we are still a very long way from being able to. So how is it any scientist can make such a claim as to ‘know’ that we humans are the sole cause of global warming? Wouldn’t there be even more data with climatology? Seems a bit presumptuous to me…

    • Artor

      Weather and climate are not the same thing. If you are really curious, there is plenty of accurate & easy-to-understand material to educate yourself with. Go for it.

    • Artor

      Weather and climate are not the same thing. If you are really curious, there is plenty of accurate & easy-to-understand material to educate yourself with. Go for it.

      • LucidDreamR

        Of course they aren’t- but the point of there being more data than we can even process, not to mention influences we have yet to even discover or understand; as well as the butterfly effect of said influences, applies in exactly the same way for climatology as it does for meteorology. I can assure you I am quite educated on the matter, and you will have to forgive me if I refrain from stooping to your same demeaning level in response. I hope I’ve managed to articulate my point in an accurate and easy enough to understand fashion for you.

      • LucidDreamR

        Of course they aren’t- but the point of there being more data than we can even process, not to mention influences we have yet to even discover or understand; as well as the butterfly effect of said influences, applies in exactly the same way for climatology as it does for meteorology. I can assure you I am quite educated on the matter, and you will have to forgive me if I refrain from stooping to your same demeaning level in response. I hope I’ve managed to articulate my point in an accurate and easy enough to understand fashion for you.

        • Artor

          I’m sorry, I didn’t think my response was demeaning at all. You seemed to be pretty low-information on the subject, so I suggested you read up, since you specifically asked how scientists know what they claim. You’ve articulated the point that you are hyper-sensitive & condescending, but I’m not going to take your assurances that you’re well-educated on the matter, as your commentary clearly reveals otherwise. If you really want to know, read some layman-level extracts of interesting research papers, and you will soon understand better than I could tell just how climatologists achieve their results, and how reliable they are. If you don’t want to know, don’t pretend that you do, don’t blame others for your poor understanding, and lay off the ridiculous straw men. No climatologist claims to ‘know’ that we humans are the sole cause of global warming. But it is clear that we are a major contributor, overwhelming other natural causes.

          • LucidDreamR

            How exactly is drawing the comparison (which is a completely valid one to make) showing a lack of understanding on the subject? I think this is what you meant by “seemed to be pretty low-information”… as it makes no sense whatsoever. (rather hard for me to take you seriously as such a learned person on the subject when you exhibit such poor grammar) The scientist in the above article clearly states man as the cause of this supposed rapid global warming. And also admits that they do not have all of the information, or a complete picture. Again; my original point becomes very valid. So far you have offered nothing but personal attacks and opinion; and have yet to even address the original point being made. I’ll restate what I said before: if you don’t have something to add to the discussion other than the child-like retorts I’ve seen from you thus far- why waste your time? Do I have to spell out to you the comparisons I was making? Do I have to cut and paste from the above article and show you where he made these statements?

  • http://www.facebook.com/jduey John Ducharme

    Anyone asking why the last decade was the coldest?

  • http://www.facebook.com/jduey John Ducharme

    Anyone asking why the last decade was the coldest?

  • joe

    maybe some of you should take a look at this… http://www.akdart.com/warming12.html

  • joe

    maybe some of you should take a look at this… http://www.akdart.com/warming12.html

  • http://www.facebook.com/james.mercier.104 James Mercier

    Lets create a world economy based on perpetula mass consumption of resources fueled by the burning of co2 emitting compounds. That should help.

  • http://www.facebook.com/james.mercier.104 James Mercier

    Lets create a world economy based on perpetula mass consumption of resources fueled by the burning of co2 emitting compounds. That should help.

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