Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Having a rough winter? Here it is … from space

This is an interesting and misleading article as NASA has since clarified that they never said 2014 was the warmest year in history. NASA's findings have been taken out of context.

As we can see in a more practical sense, the Earth is moving into a mini-ice age yet people still want to push the global warming agenda.

By Nancy Atkinson via Universe Today, 16 January 2015

The northeastern US and southeastern Canada, as seen from space on January 13, 2015. Image is from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite. Credit: Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response.

Yes, its been a snowy, icy winter in parts of the US, Canada and Europe and these satellite images look about as miserable as it’s felt for some of us. And no, those aren’t icicles hanging off the coast of Maine and Nova Scotia; those are called ‘cloud streets,’ which are long parallel bands of cumulus clouds that form when cold air blows over warmer waters (like the ocean) and a warmer air layer (temperature inversion) rests over the top of both.

But don’t let the recent cold weather and snow fool you. The Earth as a whole continues to warm, and NASA and NOAA announced today that their analysis puts 2014 as Earth’s warmest year since 1880. 2014 was the 38th straight year with above average global annual temperatures, and December 2014 was the hottest December on record. Additionally, 6 of the 12 months last year set heat records. Even though you might feel cold right now, the last time there was a monthly average global temperatures that set a record for cold was in 1916.

OK, now back to the regularly scheduled feeling sorry for ourselves for the recent cold, snowy weather… see more satellite images below.

Winter storms brought snow and ice to a large portion of the U.S. Midwest and Northeast. NASA’s Aqua satellite acquired this image on January 10, 2015. Credit: NASA.

Snow and ‘cloud streets’ over the Black Sea on January 8, 2015. Image is from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite. Credit: NASA.

Here’s a video from NASA about the latest findings on Earth’s changing climate:

4 comments:

Wherami said...

NASA did not say that. It's wrong and misleading. They have since even stated it was a wrong statement.

Laron said...

Are you referring to the video WAI?

Laron said...

Added this to the top,

"This is an interesting and misleading article as NASA has since clarified that they never said 2014 was the warmest year in history. NASA's findings have been taken out of context.

As we can see in a more practical sense, the Earth is moving into a mini-ice age yet people still want to push the global warming agenda."

Rustam S. said...

Nasa climate scientists: We said 2014 was the warmest year on record... but we're only 38% sure we were right

(http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2915061/Nasa-climate-scientists-said-2014-warmest-year-record-38-sure-right.html)