Google Earth now shows CLIMATE CHANGE


mentalfloss
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Google Earth now shows CLIMATE CHANGE: Regional temperatures since 1850 added to the mapping service

The UN claims climate change is ‘almost definitely’ caused by humans, and now Google Earth users can see the impact they are supposed to have made to temperature changes in their local area.

Climate researchers at the University of East Anglia have added the world's temperature records as a layer on the mapping service.

It lets users zoom into 6,000 global weather stations and see monthly, seasonal and annual temperature changes dating back to 1850.

Users can also get access to more than 20,000 graphs, plus the raw data from the Climatic Research Unit Temperature Version 4 (CRUTEM4) land-surface air temperature dataset.

The set is one of the most widely used records of the climate system and is based on readings from weather stations around the world.

The move is part of an ongoing effort to make data about past climate, and climate change as accessible and transparent as possible.

Dr Tim Osborn from UEA’s Climatic Research Unit said: ‘The beauty of using Google Earth is that you can instantly see where the weather stations are, zoom in on specific countries, and see station datasets much more clearly.

‘The data itself comes from the latest CRUTEM4 figures, which have been freely available on our website and via the Met Office. But we wanted to make this key temperature dataset as interactive and user-friendly as possible.'

As part of the Google Earth climate layer, the globe has been split into 5° latitude and longitude grid boxes.

The boxes are approximately 550km wide along the Equator, narrowing towards the North and South poles.

The red and green checkerboard covers most of the Earth and indicates areas of land where station data is available.

Clicking on a grid box reveals that area’s annual temperatures, as well as links to more detailed station data.

While the new initiative does allow greater accessibility, the research team admitted it does expect to find errors.

'This dataset combines monthly records from 6,000 weather stations around the world - some of which date back more than 150 years,' explained Dr. Osborn.

‘That’s a lot of data, so we would expect to see a few errors.

'We very much encourage people to alert us to any records that seem unusual.’

He added there are some gaps in the grid, in remote locations where there are no weather stations, such as the Sahara desert in Africa.

Elsewhere, the location of some weather stations is not exact due to the fact latitude and longitude points for each plot is limited to one decimal place.

This means some station markers could be a few kilometres from the actual location.

‘This isn’t a problem scientifically because the temperature records do not depend on the precise location of each station. But it is something which will improve over time as more detailed location information becomes available,' continued Dr Osborn.

Google Earth now shows CLIMATE CHANGE | Mail Online
 
Walter
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Google owns BHO.
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post


Climate researchers at the University of East Anglia have added the world's temperature records as a layer on the mapping service.

Aren't these the same folks that fabricated and withheld data?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/c...eneration.html

http://www.theguardian.com/environme...-hacked-emails
 
petros
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Almost definetly? Is that like "a little bit pregnant"?
 
Locutus
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'climate'

'change'

man oh man.

changes in climate vs no changes at all.

deep stuff.
 
captain morgan
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Almost definetly? Is that like "a little bit pregnant"?

Kinda like the 'consensus' of scientists... Those clowns will never live down this fiasco, especially how easily it was uncovered.
 
petros
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Scientists?
 
B00Mer
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Hope an ice age blankets Canada soon... Oh sorry one has lol -32C keep up the good work Mother Nature..
 
Locutus
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They're quite a condescending arrogant club. Mayhaps insecure.

Only politically correct science ‘relevant’ in Ecology Ottawa global warming event
 
B00Mer
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Colder winters, hotter summers.. The hotter the better 125F please..
 
captain morgan
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Scientists?


Pardon me, that should have read "scienticians"

 
B00Mer
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This stupid a$$ cold SH!t Canada is sending to Texas sucks... WTF 36F is the high,,, looking for a load back to Arizona
 
captain morgan
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

Colder winters, hotter summers.. The hotter the better 125F please..


You wish is my command.

I'll run out and warm-up my truck for the next hour or so before I need to leave.

That reminds me, I'd best take it out of the heated garage first
 
mentalfloss
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Look at all those bitter tears.

Clearly this is some Google conspiracy.
 
Locutus
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

Look at all those

CAPS IN THE OP.

 
captain morgan
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I think that it means it more-extra-gooder scientific... And peer reviewed too
 
Locutus
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climatastic
 
mentalfloss
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Quote: Originally Posted by Locutus View Post

CAPS IN THE OP.

Just posting the article.

The title is taken directly from Daily Mail which is typically a right wing outlet.

I guess they finally came to their senses.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

Look at all those bitter tears..

Need a tissue?

Recycled or new fresh killed wood?
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

Look at all those bitter tears.

Clearly this is some Google conspiracy.

 
mentalfloss
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petros
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Are we in an inter-glacial period with a major geomagnetic shift to boot? yes or no?
 
mentalfloss
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I'm sure there are natural forcings that play a factor in climate change.
 
petros
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That is a yes?
 
captain morgan
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

I'm sure there are natural forcings that play a factor in climate change.


Impossible. The UN/IPCC and Suzuki said as much... And they peer review everything
 
petros
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man, all man and nothing but man.
 
mentalfloss
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Being in an 'interglacial period' isn't a forcing. Some interglacial periods have lasted over 100,000 years.

Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

Impossible. The UN/IPCC and Suzuki said as much... And they peer review everything

The IPCC said there is no such thing as a natural forcing?
 
captain morgan
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

man, all man and nothing but man.


And don't forget, humanity is also retroactively responsible for all those periods of glaciation prior to Neanderthals entering the picture.

We sure do have a lot to answer for.

Those climate reparations that the 3rd World are demanding are really adding up fast
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

Being in an 'interglacial period' isn't a forcing. Some interglacial periods have lasted over 100,000 year

When? This ice age? We are still in an ice age you know.
 
mentalfloss
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The general scientific consensus is that carbon emissions are currently the predominant factor in warming the Earth. This is in the context of all forcings, natural or anthropogenic, warming or cooling.
 

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