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Greenhouse gases that fuel global warming hit record highs in 2014: report

MIAMI, United States — All the major greenhouse gases that fuel global warming hit record highs last year, while the planet’s surface temperature reached its hottest point in 135 years, international researchers said Thursday.

The findings of the 2014 State of the Climate report — a peer-reviewed study that examines temperature, precipitation and weather events experienced around the world — were released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

A total of 413 scientists from 58 countries around the world contributed to the report, which is based on data collected by environmental monitoring stations and instruments on land, water, ice and in space.

“Carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide — the major greenhouse gases released into Earth’s atmosphere — once again all reached record high average atmospheric concentrations for the year,” the study found.

Amid worldwide heat records, eastern North America was the only major region of the world to experience below-average annual temperatures.

“Europe observed its warmest year on record by a large margin, with close to two dozen countries breaking their previous national temperature records,” the study said.

“Many countries in Asia had annual temperatures among their 10 warmest on record; Africa reported above-average temperatures across most of the continent throughout 2014; Australia saw its third warmest year on record, following record heat there in 2013.”

In Latin America, Mexico had its warmest year on record, while Argentina and Uruguay each had their second warmest year on record.

The world’s oceans experienced record warmth last year, and sea level was at its highest in modern times, too.

“Owing to both ocean warming and land ice melt contributions, global mean sea level in 2014 was also record high and 67 millimeters greater than the 1993 annual mean,” when satellite measurements of ocean levels began, said the study.

The full report is published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.

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Mark Kahle

A report that was debunked as soon as it was issued. It was so full of holes and inaccuracies that it was removed from the White House web site within days of being put to the test.

The very same info from the very same scientists in the same countries of origin was used to debunk it.

As to actual reasons for the climate change scare we must not forget what was said in Belgium just a few months ago by Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of U.N.’s Framework Convention on Climate Change…..

QUOTE: “This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the Industrial Revolution.”

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The report has not been debunked.
And there is no record I could find that it was “removed form the White House web site” either, as you claim.
You must be just making this up, hoping readers will believe you.
Temperature facts about the past 135 years speak for themselves.
When pretty well all the world’s best scientists in this field, using the best scientific methods we have developed, warn that we are hastening our own extinction by warming the planet, I’d say we should probably try to stop it.

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