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Senior Contributor

Warm enough?

If you 'just believe' then do not read this it will only confuse you but fro those who accept science as a good way to understand things you will find this interesting about our climate

 

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-47144058

 

The world is in the middle of what is likely to be the warmest 10 years since records began in 1850, say scientists.

The Met Office is forecasting that temperatures for each of the next five years are likely to be 1C or more above pre-industrial levels.

In the next five years there's also a chance we'll see a year in which the average global temperature rise could be greater than 1.5C.

 

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Veteran Contributor

Re: Warm enough?

No.....-20 F here this morning!!

Senior Contributor

Re: Warm enough?

who knows.........

 

since the start of Feb we have had a foot of snow, followed by three days of -25 / -35 temps to four days of + 40 temps , to the foot of snow melting away with an

inch of rain , to now freezing rain and -10 overnight , then back to + 30 temps forcasted. 

Senior Contributor

Re: Warm enough?

What we in Iowa call . . .  winter.

Senior Contributor

Re: Warm enough?

Yes, everyone is responding about weather.

The article is about climate

Veteran Contributor

Re: Warm enough?

Well then, if climate doesn't affect the weather, you got nothing to worry about.

Senior Contributor

Re: Warm enough?

Ahhhh but CLIMATE does impact/affect the weather and that is why the predictions in the report I linked to should be noted.

 

Have you seen the explanations of why the recent cold spell happened with so much cold air spilling out of the Arctic?

Climate was the root cause.

 

Some explanation of the difference in weather and climate here.

 

https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/noaa-n/climate/climate_weather.html

 

The difference between weather and climate is a measure of time. Weather is what conditions of the atmosphere are over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere "behaves" over relatively long periods of time.

When we talk about climate change, we talk about changes in long-term averages of daily weather. Today, children always hear stories from their parents and grandparents about how snow was always piled up to their waists as they trudged off to school. Children today in most areas of the country haven't experienced those kinds of dreadful snow-packed winters, except for the Northeastern U.S. in January 2005. The change in recent winter snows indicate that the climate has changed since their parents were young.