May goes down as Earth's hottest on record: NASA

June 14, 2016
Recent predictions by US scientists anticipate that 2016 will go down as Earth's hottest year on record—on the heels of record-setting years in 2014 and 2015

May's temperatures broke global records yet again, as the northern hemisphere finishes its hottest spring on record, statistics released Tuesday by NASA showed.

The Arctic in particular experienced abnormal heat, causing Arctic sea ice and the Greenland ice sheet to start melting unusually early, said NASA.

Alaska recorded its warmest spring on record by a wide margin, and in Finland the average May temperature was between three and five degrees warmer than usual in most regions, according to data from the Finnish Meteorological Institute.

"The state of the climate so far this year gives us much cause for alarm," said David Carlson, Director of Geneva's World Climate Research Programme, in a release from the World Meteorological Association.

Now dissipated, the El Nino weather pattern factored into 2016's record-setting heat, but meteorologists say greenhouse gases emitted from human activities remain the underlying cause.

"The super El Nino is only partly to blame. Abnormal is the new normal," Carlson added.

Strong El Nino temperatures did cause more than 53 percent of Australia to experience its warmest autumn on record.

May's exceptional warmth was accompanied by including abnormally heavy rains throughout Europe and the southern United States, as well as "widespread and severe" coral reef bleaching.

Austraila's Bureau of Meteorology blamed warm waters for "unprecedented" bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef.

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is expected to announce complete global May temperature records in the coming days.

Recent predictions by US scientists anticipate that 2016 will go down as Earth's hottest year on record—on the heels of record-setting years in 2014 and 2015.

In late May, NOAA announced that April also registered its highest temperatures ever, marking the twelfth consecutive month of record heat.

The first four months of 2016 were the warmest globally in 136 years.

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humy
3.7 / 5 (6) Jun 14, 2016
I repeatedly find I cannot read this link properly because the stupid ads on it keep crashing my computer before I get any chance.
Will somebody DO something about that please?
I find I only had sufficient time (about 5 seconds) to sneak in this post by doing a copy and hasty paste before it crashes my computer again.
TheGhostofOtto1923
2.2 / 5 (10) Jun 14, 2016
You want someone to give you a new computer?
Phys1
3.7 / 5 (6) Jun 14, 2016
I repeatedly find I cannot read this link properly because the stupid ads on it keep crashing my computer before I get any chance.
Will somebody DO something about that please?
I find I only had sufficient time (about 5 seconds) to sneak in this post by doing a copy and hasty paste before it crashes my computer again.

try ghostery
antialias_physorg
4.3 / 5 (12) Jun 14, 2016
Will somebody DO something about that please?

If you are using Firefox the following add-ons should help
- "Ghostery"
- "Adblock Plus"
- "Adblock Plus Popup Addon"
- "Disable Anti-Adblock"
- ("Element Hiding Helper for Adblock Plus")

Pretty much eliminates everything in the way of ads.
classicplastic
4.2 / 5 (5) Jun 14, 2016
I use Chrome for browsing and, if my computer didn't completely crash, this site would load the browser cache so hard that it would literally take five minutes for a page to close and return me to my email inbox. After a few pageviews, I'd have to shut down and reload Chrome.

It was phys.org specifically that lead me to add the free AdBlocker add-on, which fixed the problem completely. Of course, then a popup started appearing that I was killing their primary income source.

Well, they should have given some thought to their user's experience before pasting advertising onto the page with a firehose. Not all of us have the latest and greatest PC models, nor do all of us have fat fiber optic bandwidth. Sorry that you let greed and a complete lack of empathy with your customers dictate your choices, but you brought this on yourselves. That's what happens when tech people think that they are also business people.
Da Schneib
4.6 / 5 (11) Jun 15, 2016
I kinda like NoScript, though it takes a bit more sophisticated approach. I think it's fairer; I'll accept ads that are sent by a web site using its own processing cycles. I don't permit scripts to run on my computer using my resources in order to show me ads. You wanna show me ads, use your processors, not mine.

Meanwhile, WRT global temperatures, denialism is dead for anybody who's not ideologically committed to it.
antigoracle
1.5 / 5 (16) Jun 15, 2016
El Nino weather pattern factored into 2016's record-setting heat, but meteorologists say greenhouse gases emitted from human activities remain the underlying cause.

Uh huh, manmade CO2 is the cause of all that heat, yet the Atlantic experienced the WEAKEST hurricane season in decades. Oh wait... all the CO2 went to the Pacific to be with it's little friend, El Nino.
leetennant
4.5 / 5 (16) Jun 15, 2016
"The super El Nino is only partly to blame. Abnormal is the new normal."

Because the super El Nino is a super El Nino because of climate change. And the worst thing is that some people are going to breathe a sigh of relief that we're about to go back into neutral ENSO conditions as though somehow that gives us room to move on climate change. It changes nothing.
Da Schneib
4.4 / 5 (14) Jun 15, 2016
And the worst thing is that some people are going to breathe a sigh of relief that we're about to go back into neutral ENSO conditions as though somehow that gives us room to move on climate change. It changes nothing.
Yep. Every day, the same energy comes in, and every day and night, less and less goes out.
antigoracle
1.7 / 5 (12) Jun 15, 2016
Because the super El Nino is a super El Nino because of climate change.

The only that's super, due to climate change, is your stupidity.

The 1936 North American heat wave was the most severe heat wave in the modern history of North America.

https://en.wikipe...eat_wave

And there wasn't an El Nino in sight. https://en.wikipe...El_Niño
Da Schneib
4.4 / 5 (15) Jun 15, 2016
Errr, @antig, did you actually read that article, particularly the effects on North America?

Not a heat wave in sight. Just sayin'.

The second-grader's El Nino.
leetennant
4.5 / 5 (17) Jun 15, 2016
What is this thing you call "read"?
antigoracle
1.6 / 5 (13) Jun 15, 2016
Da Schneib
4.2 / 5 (15) Jun 15, 2016
No, I just don't read many articles at 2nd grade level. They tend to leave the complicated stuff out. Just like you do.
antialias_physorg
4.2 / 5 (15) Jun 16, 2016
What is this thing you call "read"?

Must be one ot them newfangled things...I hear there's this even newer stuff called 'comprehend'.
Should be outlawed for being un-american or something.
antigoracle
1.4 / 5 (11) Jun 16, 2016
No, I just don't read many articles at 2nd grade level. They tend to leave the complicated stuff out. Just like you do.

You being the consummate Chicken Little idiot, I try to make it as simple as I can for you, but alas, I see you did not make it pass grade 1.

https://en.wikipe...eat_wave

https://www.wunde...n-record

http://www.c3head...938.html
antigoracle
1.8 / 5 (13) Jun 16, 2016
Poor Chicken Littles, blinded by their wilful ignorance and faith in their cult.
Take a gander at the long list of global calamities from 1933 to 1938. http://www.c3head...938.html
Now see if you can find the longest gap in El Nino events. https://upload.wi...bd2e.png
Captain Stumpy
4 / 5 (8) Jun 16, 2016
I repeatedly find I cannot read this link properly because the stupid ads on it keep crashing my computer before I get any chance.
Will somebody DO something about that please?
@humy
multiple options:
1- sponsored account... pay PO their fee to stop the ads and enjoy the trolling pseudoscience idiots they've been pandering to lately because it up's the clicks, posts, and supports their site financially

2- HOST file - http://winhelp200...osts.htm

3- decent AD-block

4- turn off all graphics in your browser

5- use a Linux OS with HOST file, ad-block and graphics off

6- TOR

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Tektrix
5 / 5 (8) Jun 16, 2016
@humy Also, if you haven't emptied your browser's cache in a while, that can help.
BiteMe
Jun 16, 2016
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greenonions
4.4 / 5 (14) Jun 16, 2016
antigoracle
yet the Atlantic experienced the WEAKEST hurricane season in decades
And a record setting season in the Pacific - culminating in the strongest storm on record in the Indian Ocean. http://blogs.disc...wG1r2Yps That's why we call it 'global' warming. But we already told goracle that - at least once - I think on multiple occasions. So what is with someone who presents deliberately misleading information - over and over - no matter how many times it is refuted? Willfully dishonest is a term that comes to mind.
Da Schneib
4.3 / 5 (13) Jun 16, 2016
And while we're on the subject of willfully dishonest, what do you say about someone who posts evidence (four times even) of a heat wave in North America in response to a world heat wave?

Then there's the follow-on link which is not only obvious political denier BS but wants to run scripts on my system. No, thanks, no viruses today, see ya, wouldn't wanna be ya.
TechnoCreed
5 / 5 (10) Jun 16, 2016
@antigoracle
I cannot find any serious records of the El Niño and La Niña Intensities before 1950 http://ggweather..../oni.htm , it is alright, I am willing to accept the information given on Wiki on the subject.

But when you are intrigued by an historic weather pattern, you should do a little more research on it. Concerning dry spells and warm weather in the great plains, it looks like a La Niña event in summer combined with high north Atlantic sea surface temperature anomalies are conducive to those kind of events and not just in the '30s, it is always like that. The 'dust bowl' was just a particularly strong case of it. http://www.jsg.ut...2016.pdf , http://www.nasa.g...owl.html
antialias_physorg
4.3 / 5 (18) Jun 17, 2016
So what is with someone who presents deliberately misleading information

He cannot wrap his head around the fact that "average warming by x degrees" does not mean the same as "unform warming by x degrees". You can't really discuss with someone who cannot grasp such a basic concept.
antigoracle
1.6 / 5 (7) Jun 17, 2016
@TechnoC
That was one of the better papers I've read.

El Nino weather pattern factored into 2016's record-setting heat, but meteorologists say greenhouse gases emitted from human activities remain the underlying cause.
"The super El Nino is only partly to blame. Abnormal is the new normal," Carlson added.

The most abnormal weather in the last 100 years occurred in the 1930s when, not only were CO2 levels lower, but human emissions were insignificant, especially when compared to the period after. Yet, you have someone who is supposed to be a scientist making the most absurd comment above. The fact is the oceans dominate our climate, to dramatic effect, when they go through these, still not well understood, cycles. To that point, most telling is the long absence of both El Nino and La Nina events during the 1930s.

greenonions
4.5 / 5 (15) Jun 17, 2016
goracle
The most abnormal weather in the last 100 years occurred in the 1930s
The drivel from our resident liar never stops. So if goracle were such a scientist - he/she would support that statement with some research - not a list of weather events - with no context to enable anyone to establish if they were more or less 'abnormal' than any other period.
HeloMenelo
4.1 / 5 (9) Jun 19, 2016
antigoracle
yet the Atlantic experienced the WEAKEST hurricane season in decades
And a record setting season in the Pacificla-indian-ocean-experiences-strongest-storm-on-record/#.V2MwG1r2Yps That's why we call it 'global' warming. But we already told goracle that - at least once - I think on multiple occasions. So what is with someone who presents deliberately misleading information - over and over - no matter how many times it is refuted? Willfully dishonest is a term that comes to mind.


at least once ? ? lol....antiscience moron gorilla have been shown proof at least a 1000 times throughout his decade of mindless spree ramblings on physorg, the conclusion everyone came to was that he is bound to his seat paid a few nuts by big oil to frenzy post negativity that as for some strange reason he has a fetish for, bad for his own good, but a golden gem for big oil, whoever dug up this clown at big oil got a good promotion
Da Schneib
4.6 / 5 (10) Jun 19, 2016
The most abnormal weather in the last 100 years occurred in the 1930s
In North America.

Which is not the most abnormal weather around the world.

Dudebro thinks the US is the entire world. Geography lesson time: it's less than 5% of the area of the entire world. This is duh.

Climate deniers can't count. They're innumerate. (That's like illiterate, except for math instead of for reading.)
HeloMenelo
4 / 5 (8) Jun 19, 2016
Are you retarded. https://en.wikipe...eat_wave


No the science people here are brilliant, on the other hand, you have proved second after second to be big oil's little dumb monkey eager to please the fat one up stairs so he can throw you another peanut, ( well this fetish you have , has been going on for more than a decade, that's what makes it so hilarious... or sad, can't decide which it is. :D ... sigh.... poor little monkey... ;)
HeloMenelo
4 / 5 (8) Jun 19, 2016
The most abnormal weather in the last 100 years occurred in the 1930s
In North America.

Which is not the most abnormal weather around the world.

Dudebro thinks the US is the entire world. Geography lesson time: it's less than 5% of the area of the entire world. This is duh.

Climate deniers can't count.


deniers ? i only see antisciencegorilla and his socks...:D ... he can count his peanuts though, big oil only gives him a few per year for his dreadful long enduring work of posting airhead comments 24/7 :)
HeloMenelo
4.1 / 5 (9) Jun 19, 2016
@antigoracle
I cannot find any serious records of the El Niño and La Niña Intensities before 1950 http://ggweather..../oni.htm


antisciencegorilla is good at reading the first sentence of any research, somehow the second line and paragraphs to follow makes him feel scared and lost and overwhelmed by all those big science words
Ironwood
1.4 / 5 (9) Jun 19, 2016
I wonder how hot it was after the collision with the object that eventually created the moon. Could it have been hotter even than May?
HeloMenelo
4.2 / 5 (10) Jun 19, 2016
I wonder how hot it was after the collision with the object that eventually created the moon. Could it have been hotter even than May?


think hard, the answer is simple... you can do it ;)
Zzzzzzzz
4.6 / 5 (9) Jun 19, 2016
Guys - the effort to argue logic with a delusional psychotic is endless. The fact is that the climate on this planet is moving into new territory due to greenhouse gasses increasing atmospheric concentrations. This is happening now, and we cannot go back. We can only adjust our collective belches, farts, outgassing, emissions, and release of combustion products to alter the trajectory. Human activity is driving the pace of atmospheric change, but is not the only factor. We are quite far from a complete understanding of the huge chaotic system, which means the current direction has unknown results, and any adjustments we employ are significantly experimental in nature. That is why simply reducing greenhouse gas concentrations do not equal return to previous conditions - we cannot go back. Slowing the rate of change however is of great importance. The living things on this planet need time to adapt. We are in the midst of a great die off, and life is heading toward a keyhole.
Zzzzzzzz
4.6 / 5 (9) Jun 19, 2016
For some delusional reason, I want humans to make it through this keyhole.
antigoracle
2.3 / 5 (3) Jun 19, 2016
The most abnormal weather in the last 100 years occurred in the 1930s
In North America.

Which is not the most abnormal weather around the world.

Dudebro thinks the US is the entire world. Geography lesson time: it's less than 5% of the area of the entire world. This is duh.

Climate deniers can't count. They're innumerate. (That's like illiterate, except for math instead of for reading.)

So, you are retarded.
http://www.c3head...938.html
Da Schneib
4.4 / 5 (7) Jun 19, 2016
People who can't count can't imagine anyone who can.

Thanks for confirming it.
antigoracle
2.3 / 5 (3) Jun 19, 2016
People who can't count can't imagine anyone who can.

Thanks for confirming it.

Poor retard, that's the best it can muster, when presented with facts.
Get someone with a brain to read and explain the following to you.
http://www.c3head...938.html
Da Schneib
4.3 / 5 (6) Jun 19, 2016
when presented with facts.
You mean like the fact that North America is less than 1/20 of the world?

Climate deniers can't count. You accuse me of being retarded because you can't count. This is classic and risible.
Da Schneib
4.2 / 5 (5) Jun 19, 2016
Hey @Cappy, this is one of those threads to put in your list of places where idiots prove they're idiots, subcategory climate deniers. This one claims that 1/20 of the world is the whole world.
greenonions
4.3 / 5 (6) Jun 19, 2016
goracle
Get someone with a brain to read and explain the following to you.
And then Goracle presents a list of WEATHER events - with no context. Then goracle calls other people retarded. This is an interesting and relevant report. The 16 warmest years on record - all occurred in the past 18 years. The first 4 years, are 2015, 2014, 2010, and 2013. https://www.ncdc....l/201513 .Interesting that goracle is not screeching about the hiatus any more - now he/she is digging up the dust bowl again.....
Da Schneib
4.3 / 5 (6) Jun 19, 2016
Interesting that goracle is not screeching about the hiatus any more
After being proven innumerate on that one too.

Climate deniers can't count.
antigoracle
2.3 / 5 (3) Jun 19, 2016
You mean like the fact that North America is less than 1/20 of the world?

You must take pleasure in being the retard.

1933: Rare Hurricane Slams Into SOUTH AFRICA

1933: Bitter Winter Weather In RUSSIA & EUROPE: Snow Causes Wolves To Attack Train

1933: West AUSTRALIAN Heat Wave - "Severest In History"

1933: Heat Waves, Floods, Droughts, Famines Plague CHINA

1933: SPAIN's Heat Wave: 130 Degrees In Shade

1933: Hottest June In U.S. History - Heat Wave & Drought

1933: Flooding In China Kills 50,000

1933: INDIA's Ganges River Bursts Its Banks - Widespread Flood Damage & Fatalities

1934: "Heat Wave In CHINA Kills One In Every Thousand"

1934: ANTARCTIC Has Incredible Heat Wave – 25 Degrees Over Zero
Da Schneib
3.9 / 5 (7) Jun 19, 2016
And not a shred of evidence to be seen. Not to mention none of those were in 1936.

Climate deniers can't count. 1936 ≠ 1933.

Climate deniers make up lies when they get pwnt.

Stop lying.
antigoracle
2.3 / 5 (3) Jun 19, 2016
And not a shred of evidence to be seen. Not to mention none of those were in 1936.

Climate deniers can't count. 1936 ≠ 1933.

Climate deniers make up lies when they get pwnt.

Stop lying.


The most abnormal weather in the last 100 years occurred in the 1930s

The consummate retard does not realize 1936 is in the 1930s. All it can do is parrot what it has been fed by the cult.
1936: "Niagara Falls Freezes Into One Giant Icicle"

1936: February Was Coldest In U.S. History

1936: Italian Alps Glacier Shrinks: WWI Army Bodies Uncovered By Melting

1936: Ice Bridge In Iceland Collapses From Heat Wave & Glacier Melt

1936: Violent Tornadoes Pummel The South - 300 Dead

1936: Dust, Snow & Wind Storm Hit Kansas Region In Same Day

1936: Unprecedented Heat Wave In Moscow

1936: Ukraine Wheat Harvest Threatened By Heat Wave

1936: 780 Canadians Die From Heat Wave
Da Schneib
4 / 5 (8) Jun 19, 2016
The consummate retard does not realize 1936 is in the 1930s.
The innumerate climate denier does not realize 1936 ≠ 1933.

Not to mention presenting colder and warmer events in 1936 as if they were the same thing.

Climate deniers can't count.
antigoracle
2 / 5 (4) Jun 19, 2016
The consummate retard would not attempt to understand the word "abnormal"

As in, I hope the consummate retard is an abnormal occurrence.
Da Schneib
4.3 / 5 (6) Jun 19, 2016
Climate deniers can't count and it's proven here. Changing the subject is just more playgrounding. It's transparent and there's nowhere for you to hide when your claims are subjected to scrutiny. Your claims all depend on not being able to count.

I'm sorry you're innumerate, but you can take solace in the fact that I despise you rather than pitying you. That's because you're stupider than an Australopithecus.
Da Schneib
4.5 / 5 (8) Jun 19, 2016
Incidentally (or perhaps not) it is notable that climate deniers do not understand the difference between climate and weather exactly because they are innumerate.
antigoracle
1.8 / 5 (5) Jun 19, 2016
the difference between climate and weather

That's more like the consummate Chicken Little retard. Keep parroting the catechisms fed to you by the AGW Cult.
Now if you had a brain then perhaps you could tell us, how would you observe if climate is changing?
Da Schneib
4.5 / 5 (8) Jun 19, 2016
Keep parroting the catechisms fed to you by the AGW Cult.
I'm not parroting, I can figure it out for myself, but because you are innumerate I don't expect you can understand that because you can't do it. You can't understand that I'm not parroting because that's all you can do, because you're innumerate. I am a mature human being and understand math. You are not and cannot, and cannot imagine anyone who can. Your stupidity does not demonstrate I am no better than you, even if you cannot comprehend the proof.

perhaps you could tell us, how would you observe if climate is changing?
By checking the average temperature over decades instead of years.

Climate deniers can't count. 20 ≠ 1.
greenonions
4.5 / 5 (8) Jun 19, 2016
goracle
1936: February Was Coldest In U.S. History


Ohhhhh - why didn't goracle tell us that before? - February 1936 was the coldest in U.S. history - therefore there is no global warming. This one goes down for posterity. February 1936 was the coldest February in U.S. history - therefore global warming has definitively been put to rest. Do we need any more evidence?
Da Schneib
4.5 / 5 (8) Jun 19, 2016
February 1936 was the coldest February in U.S. history - therefore global warming has definitively been put to rest.
More proof: climate deniers can't count.
Da Schneib
4.4 / 5 (7) Jun 19, 2016
Worse yet, climate deniers reject the ability to count as proof of one's complicity in the conspiracy to delude the innumerate. This is psychotic ideation.
antigoracle
1.8 / 5 (5) Jun 19, 2016
perhaps you could tell us, how would you observe if climate is changing?
By checking the average temperature over decades instead of years.

LOL. Uh huh. Climate is just the average of temperature.
Keep it coming retard.
Da Schneib
4.4 / 5 (7) Jun 19, 2016
Climate is just the average of temperature.
Over time.

Climate deniers can't count. Demonstrated yet again in your own words.

Keep it coming sub-Australopithecus.

Climate deniers can't count.
antigoracle
1.8 / 5 (5) Jun 19, 2016
Most temperature measurements are taken in cities and towns, which OVER TIME have grown thus increasing the urban heat island effect which bias temperatures upward. It's a well known fraud used by the AGW Cult to claim globull warming which only the Chicken Little retard falls for.
Keep it coming retard.
Da Schneib
4.5 / 5 (8) Jun 19, 2016
Most temperature measurements are taken in cities and towns
You're lying again. The standard refuge of the incompetent. This is precisely what the scientific method is designed to eliminate, and you do not understand how it does so because you are innumerate and apparently don't "believe in" satellites.

I see no point in arguing with an innumerate incompetent liar.
Da Schneib
4.4 / 5 (7) Jun 19, 2016
And climate deniers still can't count. And apparently don't "believe in" satellites. And don't understand fire.
Bongstar420
1.8 / 5 (5) Jun 19, 2016
I'm disappointed on how warm it isn't. With it being record heat and all, I am still not feelin its enough
Phys1
4.3 / 5 (6) Jun 19, 2016
You are a fraud, antigoracle.
Wait, you believe this stuff yourself?
Then you are stupid.
Stupid. That makes sense.
leetennant
5 / 5 (6) Jun 20, 2016
I'm disappointed on how warm it isn't. With it being record heat and all, I am still not feelin its enough


Really? Because it's the middle of winter here, the sun's gone down and I'm sitting in a t-shirt. It's the warmest winter on record. While the global average temperature increase is over 1 degree, Australia's is nearly 2. We just had a series of severe tropical storms due to ocean temperatures. In WINTER.
antialias_physorg
4.5 / 5 (8) Jun 20, 2016
I'm disappointed on how warm it isn't.

Weather. Climate. Learn the difference.

Until you do stay out of grown-up talk.
antigoracle
2.3 / 5 (3) Jun 20, 2016
I'm disappointed on how warm it isn't. With it being record heat and all, I am still not feelin its enough


Really? Because it's the middle of winter here, the sun's gone down and I'm sitting in a t-shirt. It's the warmest winter on record. While the global average temperature increase is over 1 degree, Australia's is nearly 2. We just had a series of severe tropical storms due to ocean temperatures. In WINTER.

Weather / Climate, another Chicken Little retard who pretends to know the difference. Keep parroting the catechisms of your cult.

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