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    Default December 2009 coldest in 28 years

    Hmmm... seems warming is gone into reverse.

    December 2009 is the coldest month since Feb 1986 and the coldest December since 1982.

    Weather of 2009 and December 2009 - Weather News - Met Éireann - The Irish Meteorological Service Online

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    This is a worldwide phenomena at the moment...

    Sunday marked the coldest Dec. 13 in Edmonton’s history.

    Environment Canada recorded a frigid -46.1 C, or -58.4 with wind chill, at the Edmonton International Airport at 5 a.m., Environment Canada meteorologist Pierre Lessard said.

    The old record of -36.1 C was set last year, he said.
    http://network.nationalpost.com/np/b...cember-13.aspx

    Last month was the coldest December in almost 30 years according to readings taken at the Armagh Observatory.
    The mean temperature was 1.5C, the coldest average measurement since 1981.
    However, December was sunnier and drier than normal with 53.3 hours of sunshine, about 40% more than normal for the time of the year.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/n...nd/8438408.stm

    Heavy snowfall and seemingly permanent freezing temperatures have made this December the coldest for 13 years, UK forecasters said yesterday.
    http://www.hyscience.com/archives/20...in_suffere.php

    It was a battle to the finish, but December 2009 was nosed out by a fraction of a degree and wound up as the third-coldest December on record.
    The contest was neck and neck with 1978, a brutal year closing with a brutish December where the mean temperature for the month was just 16 degrees. Right up to the last days, however, December 2009 was in the running, finishing up with a mean of 16.6 degrees as of Wednesday, said Joe Lester, meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Billings.
    http://www.billingsgazette.com/news/...cc4c002e0.html

    NCDC has compiled the October temperatures and it ended up the 3rd coldest in 115 years. As we have shown it was cold over almost all the lower 48. Indeed only Florida came in above normal. There is no [NOAA/NCDC] press release out yet but it should be interesting.
    http://wattsupwiththat.com/2009/11/0...coming-winter/

    Every region in the United States trended colder than normal, Planalytics said, which helped boost energy prices as consumers nationwide turned up their heating.

    "Following the warmest November since 2001, the month of December 2009 ended the coldest since 2000," Planalytics said on Monday.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6033CJ20100104

    For the second time in the past three months, Denver has experienced monthly average temperatures in the ‘top 10 coldest’ category. In October, the Mile High City saw its second coldest October on record since record keeping began in 1882. Now Denver has just wrapped up its seventh coldest December in history.
    http://www.examiner.com/x-219-Denver...ber-in-history

    Frigid temperatures are expected to drive up U.S. heating demand to 21 percent above normal, with consumption in the U.S. Northeast, the largest heating oil market, seen up 11 percent above average levels.

    This follows the coldest U.S. December in nine years, which helped boost heating oil prices by nearly 10 percent.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE5B30OK20100104

    The average temperature during the winter 2009-2010 in Latvia will be a bit colder than previous years, as the Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Agency informed LETA.
    http://www.baltic-course.com/eng/baltic_news/?doc=4426

    Shimla, Dec 31 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh experienced the coldest December in over 15 years this winter with the minimum temperature recording two to three degrees Celsius below normal across the state, the Met office said Thursday.
    http://india-forums.com/news/article.asp?id=219697
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    Quote Originally Posted by seabhcan View Post
    Hmmm... seems warming is gone into reverse.

    December 2009 is the coldest month since Feb 1986 and the coldest December since 1982.

    Weather of 2009 and December 2009 - Weather News - Met Éireann - The Irish Meteorological Service Online
    Do you know the difference between climate and weather? The neanderthal denialists don't seem to, in their flat earther analyses.
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    Ireland is but a little island. Edmonton covers an even smaller area of the earth's surface.

    There's the small matter of the ice caps on Greenland and Antartica disappearing and the progressive disappearance of perennial polar sea ice.

    No climatologist ever claimed that every square metre of the whole world would end up warmer. Even if there was a trend in Ireland (and Edmondton) to colder weather (and there's no evidence that there is such a trend), it says nothing, absolutely nothing, about any global trends.

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    It's irrefutable evidence that December was a bit cold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toxic avenger View Post
    It's irrefutable evidence that December was a bit cold.
    That it is. At least for Ireland and on one particular day for the lovely city of Edmonton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TommyO'Brien View Post
    Do you know the difference between climate and weather? The neanderthal denialists don't seem to, in their flat earther analyses.
    Oh please if we were going around in our T shirts over Christmas are you seriously suggesting that would not be evidence of Global Warming?

    IIRC Washington DC had its coldest weather ever recorded last month?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TommyO'Brien View Post
    Do you know the difference between climate and weather? The neanderthal denialists don't seem to, in their flat earther analyses.
    What is this BS comment about? What a spammy pathetic joke of a post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aggressivesecularist View Post
    Ireland is but a little island. Edmonton covers an even smaller area of the earth's surface.

    There's the small matter of the ice caps on Greenland and Antartica disappearing and the progressive disappearance of perennial polar sea ice.

    No climatologist ever claimed that every square metre of the whole world would end up warmer. Even if there was a trend in Ireland (and Edmondton) to colder weather (and there's no evidence that there is such a trend), it says nothing, absolutely nothing, about any global trends.
    Dead right.

    The denialists' claim that month X was cold or year Y was cold, therefore global warming doesn't exist, is a bit like someone telling a cancer patient who has had a good day and not felt sick "see. You are not sick today. Therefore you don't have cancer."

    Global warming doesn't mean there never will be a cold snap, just that there will be fewer of them and far more of the other kind, with seriously damaging effects on the environment we are dependent on.

    BTW, for all those cold right now, here's a cheerful thought. The last cold snap that lasted this long in Ireland was in 1947. Snow remained on the ground in some parts of the country in that cold snap until . . . April!!!

    Yikes!
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    Whatever one's views on all this is, the very fact that the Global phenomenon is now called "Climate Change",(in the best tradition of rebranding), rather than the "Global Warming" of heretofore, says it all for me.

    If it's hotter, or colder, it's all down to the actions of CO2 or whatever the hell they can put a tax on now.

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