Evidence of Global Warming Expands, June 2010 Hottest June Ever, 2010 on Track to be Hottest Year Ever
Posted Aug 04 2010 8:00am
The scientific episode known colloquially as Climategate, which was
hailed by deniers of global warming as proof that there’s nothing wrong with
exceeding 350 parts per million of carbon in our atmosphere, has ended with
total defeat for the skeptics. While the well-intended scientists at the
University of East Anglia were clumsy in their communication, their work remains
above reproach and the timing of the vindication of their work couldn’t be
According to NASA and NOAA, June 2010was the hottest June in the
history of meteorological records (measured as a global average), the first
6 months of this calendar year were the hottest 6 months ever and, unless we
have an early hemispheric blizzard which mirrors the scope and precipitation of
the massive storms which blanketed much of North America this past winter, 2010
will be the hottest year ever.
Up until the findings released by NASA and NOAA a few weeks ago, there was
reason to be guardedly optimistic that the worst effects of global warming would
be gradual in their arrival because harsh winters continue to strike vast
stretches of terrain. Now, even if such patterns continue, the breadth and
intensity of heat waves are growing with such rapidity that it will become
impossible to predict anything but a massive increase in global average
temperatures throughout the year and on every continent.
The origins and themes of my blog make it crystal clear that I know the truth
about global warming. However, I have conceded many times in my writings that
some skeptics mean well and do not hold their convictions out of a wholesale
acceptance of propaganda funded by advocates of the status quo. Now, however, in
light of these damning new statistics, I have little tolerance for anyone who
asserts that global warming is a myth or that its main causes occur naturally.
Humanity is the main cause of global warming and if we don’t take
definitive action today, right now, as you read this, billions of people and
species of wildlife, yes, billions, will pay for our ignorance with their lives.