Hottest March in Modern Times
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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+10001) 5 years ago
Last month was hottest March in modern times

Last month marked the hottest March in modern history and the 11th consecutive month in which a monthly global temperature record was broken, the longest such streak in the 137 years of record-keeping, US officials said Tuesday.

The report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said the globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for March 2016 "was the highest for the month of March in the NOAA global temperature dataset record, which dates back to 1880."

The average temperature planet-wide was 2.20 degrees Fahrenheit (1.22 Celsius) above the 20th century average of 54.9 F (12.7 C), the report said.

"This surpassed the previous record set in 2015 by 0.58 F (0.32 C), and marks the highest monthly temperature departure among all 1,635 months on record."

These temperature spikes have raised concern in the scientific community because they indicate the pace of global warming is accelerating.

Last year was the hottest on record, edging out 2014, which held the title previously.

"Overall, the nine highest monthly temperature departures in the record have all occurred in the past nine months," NOAA said.

"March 2016 also marks the 11th consecutive month a monthly global temperature record has been broken, the longest such streak in NOAA's 137 years of record-keeping."

http://www.msn.com/en-us/...ar-BBrYkUZ
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Posted by Oddjob (+194) 5 years ago
"Come with me and I can show you the way....."

--Foxey Loxey--

Spokesperson for the Nobel Prize-winning combo of algore and the IPCC..
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Posted by Bridgier (+9195) 5 years ago
ALGORE IS FAT SO HE MUST BE WRONG.
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Posted by Oddjob (+194) 5 years ago
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Posted by Bridgier (+9195) 5 years ago
Oddy's still pissed that they got rid of phlogiston.

Nor is he happy about Pluto's demotion.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14950) 5 years ago
I recall Oddjob commenting about all of the snow he had to shovel this past winter. In NV, much of that excess mositure will undoubtable help produce significant quantities of Bromus tectorum aka cheatgrass. In about a month, NV grasslands will be on fire, burning this crap after it dries out. There is clear research that eleveated CO2 levels are responsible for the increase in cheatgrass production.

Suppression of grassland fire requires/results in the govenment spending more on human and capital resources like fire supression equipment. Government grows, something that conservatives hate. These are the REAL WORLD consequences of sticking your head in the sand rather than use the available research and find ways to adapt and manage. Recogition of the problem is the first step.

    
Abstract

Cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) is a recognized, invasive annual weed of the western United States that reduces fire return times from decades to less than 5 years. To determine the interaction between rising carbon dioxide concentration ([CO2]) and fuel load, we characterized potential changes in biomass accumulation, C : N ratio and digestibility of three cheatgrass populations from different elevations to recent and nearterm projections in atmospheric [CO2]. The experimental CO2 values (270, 320, 370, 420 lmol mol1 ) corresponded roughly to the CO2 concentrations that existed at the beginning of the 19th century, that during the 1960s, the current [CO2], and the near-term [CO2] projection for 2020, respectively. From 25 until 87 days after sowing (DAS), aboveground biomass for these different populations increased 1.5–2.7 g per plant for every 10 lmol mol1 increase above the 270 lmol mol1 preindustrial baseline. CO2 sensitivity among populations varied with elevational origin with populations from the lowest elevation showing the greatest productivity. Among all populations, the undigestible portion of aboveground plant material (acid detergent fiber ADF, mostly cellulose and lignin) increased with increasing [CO2]. In addition, the ratio of C : N increased with leaf age, with [CO2] and was highest for the lower elevational population. These CO2-induced qualitative changes could, in turn, result in potential decreases in herbivory and decomposition with subsequent effects on the aboveground retention of cheatgrass biomass. Overall, these data suggest that increasing atmospheric [CO2] above preambient levels may have contributed significantly to cheatgrass productivity and fuel load with subsequent effects on fire frequency and intensity


http://naldc.nal.usda.gov...ontent=PDF

Other links:
http://www.fs.fed.us/rm/b...serach.pdf

http://www7.nau.edu/mpcer...2000-2.pdf

[Edited by Richard Bonine, Jr. (4/21/2016 10:13:21 AM)]
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Posted by Amorette F. Allison (+1917) 5 years ago
STOP WITH THE FACTS!!!!! Oddly posted a cartoon that isn't accurate but it was a COLOR CARTOON! And you respond with REALITY. Cut that out.
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Posted by Oddjob (+194) 5 years ago
Reply to Richard Bonine, Jr. (#366145)
Jesus, Bonine. Didn't you have some sort of range management business? Aren't you supposed to be some kind of "expert"?

I think there is more evidence to support the fact that bad management practices by the BLM and others are more responsible for the proliferation of cheat grass than increased CO2 levels.

Reduced grazing allotments, poor fire suppression and politically correct reclamation practices rather than a science-based approach are the main contributors. For example, the BLM refusal to include crested wheat grass the seed mix essentially insures the regrowth will be predominantly cheat grass.

But the BLM loves cheat grass because the BLM thrives on fire. The BLM is in the fire business, and if you don't believe it, take a road trip on I80 from Elko to Lovelock.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14950) 5 years ago
Attitudes like this ^^^ are exactly why SMCRA needs to exist. I wish it applied to hard rock mining. 

Yes, there are many reasons "why". Elevated CO2 levels are a significant contributing factor.

[Edited by Richard Bonine, Jr. (4/22/2016 12:46:47 PM)]
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Posted by Tomm (-1033) 5 years ago
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6165) 5 years ago
Reply to Tomm (#366173)
That's opinion, not fact, Tomm. You might want to look up the definitions of those words.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11757) 5 years ago
They have been doing research on fire for improving rangeland at Fort Keogh. Real science. With real scientists. Look into it. I'm sure they'd be happy to explain how real science works.

Geez, Bonine. Always with the FACTS. Always with the REALITY. You need to stop THINKING and start FANTASIZING based on your prejudices and pre-conceived notions.

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Posted by Oddjob (+194) 5 years ago
Reply to Richard Bonine, Jr. (#366164)
Richard Bonine, Jr. wrote:


Yes, there are many reasons "why".


All of which you choose to ignore.......
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