Faster than everyplace else…

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Antarctica from Steig et al 2009, one of the "places warming faster than everyplace else"

Tom Nelson runs a great aggregator blog. he’s got his pulse on climate news all over the globe. He’s also got a keen eye for news detail and offers some interesting insights. I had to chuckle then when he pointed out this hilarious media paradox:

Settled science: Can everyplace really be warming much faster than everyplace else?

[Africa: Allegedly warming faster than the global average]

Prof Gordon Conway, the outgoing chief scientist at the British government’s Department for International Development, and former head of the philanthropic Rockefeller Foundation, said in a scientific paper that the continent is already warming faster than the global average

North Pole Heating Faster than anywhere else

Many scientists seem mystified as to why the North Polar region is warming up several times faster than the rest of the planet.

Australia warming faster than rest of globe, climate report says

Kuwait: Alarm as Gulf waters warm three times faster than average

The seawater temperature in Kuwait Bay has been increasing at three times the global average rate since 1985

Antarctic air is warming faster than rest of world – Times Online

AIR temperatures above the entire frozen continent of Antarctica have risen three times faster than the rest of the world during the past 30 years.

Tibet warming up faster than anywhere in the world | Reuters

(Reuters) – Tibet is warming up faster than anywhere else in the world, Xinhua news agency said on Sunday.

European temperatures rising faster than world average, report says – The New York Times

Sundarbans water warming faster than global average

In the Sundarbans, surface water temperature has been rising at the rate of 0.5 degree Celsius per decade over the past three decades, eight times the rate of global warming, says a new study.

Climate change heating up China faster than rest of the world – report

In a new report, the China Meteorological Administration now says climate change is heating up the People’s Republic faster than the rest of the world

Spain warming faster than rest of northern hemisphere: study

The country has experienced average temperature increases of 0.5 degrees Celsius per decade since 1975, a rate that is “50 percent superior to the average of nations in the northern hemisphere”, the study by the Spanish branch of the Clivar research network found.

U.S. West warming faster than rest of world: study

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The U.S. West is heating up at nearly twice the rate of the rest of the world and is likely to face more drought conditions in many of its fast-growing cities, an environmental group said on Thursday.

A New Leaderboard at the U.S. Open « Climate Audit

Four of the top 10 are now from the 1930s: 1934, 1931, 1938 and 1939, while only 3 of the top 10 are from the last 10 years (1998, 2006, 1999). Several years (2000, 2002, 2003, 2004) fell well down the leaderboard, behind even 1900.

Global warming is occurring twice as fast in the Arctic as in the rest of the world

Lake Superior is Warming [much stronger than the global average]

The really striking thing here is that the long-term trend in Superior is so much stronger than the global average. Well, we know that the upper midwest is warming more rapidly than the global average, but not this much more rapidly.

Himalayas warming faster than global average

New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Northwestern Himalayas has become 1.4 degrees Celsius warmer in the last 100 years, a far higher level of warming than the 0.5-1.1 degrees for the rest of the globe, Indian scientists have found.

[Korean Peninsula]: Allegedly warming twice the global average]

According to the Korea Meteorological Administration, the climate has been warming on the Korean Peninsula twice more rapidly than in the rest of the world over the past century.

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Bill Jamison

Well this certainly confirms that it’s worse that we thought! Everywhere is warming faster than anywhere else. We’re doooooomed I tell ya, doooooomed!

SFTor

Kind of like Lake Wobegon, where all the children are above average.

So if there are so many places warming (much, much and much) faster than the average than there must be equal amount of places that show a (much, much and much) faster cooling trend, or a lot more places that show a slight cooling or at least do not warm at all… oh my gosh, that can’t be right.

You must all realize by now that it is much worse than we thought!!!

chris Riley

When each region’s temperature trend is measured across a time frame that is chosen to maximize the warming in that region, and that warming is contrasted with the world average, then it would be expected that every region, or nearly every region would be warming faster than the rest of the world. What we are seeing here is not bad science it is the opposite of science (whatever that is called).

Graeme W

As far as I can tell, that leaves Canada and Greenland to be vastly colder than the worldwide average….

Since on average the planet is warming at only a trivial rate, any place with recorded warming that is a smidgen over trivial is immediately vaulted into the headlines. This is, I believe, what is meant by man-made warming.

gallopingcamel

It’s like Lake Woebegone where all the children are above average.

Doug in Dunedin

None of this is true. New Zealand is warming faster than any of these!
Earlier in 2007, NIWA produced a web page, followed by a printed brochure, with a graph showing that New Zealand had already warmed by an amount far in excess of global averages. The web page claimed a temperature increase of 1.1C during the 144 years of Met Service records, and a 0.92°C trend during the 20th century.
See ha boo!

gallopingcamel

SFTor, apparently we both listen to Garrison Keilor on Public Radio!

David Charles

Is there a World Cup for the country that “warms” the most? Does Al Gore present it?

DJ Meredith

Just more proof that 5/4 of all AGW alarmists don’t understand fractions.

DR

Nobody goes there anymore, it’s too crowded.- Yogi Berra

That’s just mean…

Tesla_x

So many different newsrags pushing the same BS.
It is called a Climate BullShit Conspiracy (or CBC for short).
The News industry has no shame…and has no credibility anymore.

rbateman

Remind me of Wargames. “Want to play Global ThermoClimactic Warming?”
It’s all on a computer screen.

Doug in Seattle

Almost like there was some kind of contest to see who was most alarmist.
We are the warmest … No way, we are … Hah, got you all beat, we are warming faster!

StuartMcL

Except for the Gulf (a narrow waterway surrounded by land) and the Artic(which seems to be mainly extrapolated from land based weather stations) , all of these faster warming places are on land. That means that the 70% of the globe covered in water must be warming much slower (if at all).
Could it be that a combination of land use, urbanisation, poor siting of recording stations etc, etc on land are far more important factors in the increasing temperature record that the level of CO2 which is increasing at the same rate over both land and ocean. Yet another nail in the “greenhouse gas” coffin?

Phillip Bratby

This reminds me of my school governor who said she would never cease trying until every child was above average.

Antony, mods this needs to go on face book!
This summer I can tell you it was hotter in my house than any where out side on the planet!
It is worse that they thought!
Tim

Larry Fields

To true Warmies, logical contradictions don’t really matter; it’s the political correctness that counts. Welcome to the wonderful world of Orwellian Doublethink!

rbateman

Yes, the West is warming faster than ever. That’s why I was wearing a sweater to work in early June in No. Calif., and that’s why the number of high temp. records set up here this summer you can count on 1 hand.

wayne

Robert says:
July 24, 2010 at 10:12 pm
So if there are so many places warming (much, much and much) faster than the average than there must be equal amount of places that show a (much, much and much) faster cooling trend, or a lot more places that show a slight cooling or at least do not warm at all… oh my gosh, that can’t be right.
~~~~~
You’re right Robert, simple, just one place showing the fastest cooling. Now that the temperature curve has turned maybe you could get Anthony to post on WUWT a Robert’s Global Cooling ‘Faster-Than-Anywhere-On-This-Globe’ Update every month. Seems you are the first to discovery that connection, great insight, so you rightfully deserve to claim it. 🙂

no place warms at the average. every place warms at a faster rate or a slower rate. but NO PLACE warms exactly at the average rate.
As Robert notes there are many places that warm at slower rates than average.
many places show ZERO trend or negative trend. more places show positive trends.

Chris Riley at 10:30 pm: What we are seeing here is not bad science, it is the opposite of science (whatever that is called).
The antonym for “science” is “art” in most dictionaries. Art is defined as “the process or product of deliberately arranging elements in a way to affect the senses or emotions.”
Says it all, IMHO.

Sorry, if the average reader is as slow as me, you are putting the cookies too high on the shelve. It took me quite while to understand the “tongue in cheek” and therefore it would be better to put the article phrase in quotation marks, and have a little elucidating beginning blurb to explain that the warming is not really so, and trot out some statistics that refute the propaganda, and explain that all these headlines logically contradict each other. Maybe your average visitors are used to the humoring style, but not the occasional uneducated AGW brainwashed visitor. If you don’t think they are totally oblivious then visit http://chinapostwatch.wordpress.com, and this article mentioning the ignorance of most Taiwanese on Climate Gate and AGW falseness. If we want to win the info war, we have to be clearer! Sorry I and most of us are so slow, especially when not really trained in all the scientific jargon. Isn’t that a big reason the ww ms-media are winning the info war?

Oh I forgot the link to the other article mentioning average 95 % of Taiwanese ignorance:
http://powerpointparadise.com/blog/2010/07/what-if-gulf-oil-volcano-is-a-global-warming-methane-plot/

James Bull

I’m Spartacus.
No I’m Spartacus.
No it’s me.
Me
No me.
Hang on we all can’t be Spartacus.
Yes we can if we call ourselves climate scientists

Randy

My Dad’s bigger than your Dad!

chris Riley says:
July 24, 2010 at 10:30 pm
opposite of science (whatever that is called).
climatology!

If “everywhere” includes the oceans, what this appears to mean is that (urbanised) land stations are warming faster than the ocean.
It would be interesting to correlate geographic warming with average GDP growth!

Ummmmmmmm…. when you have a bunch of different numbers, some of them are going to be higher than the average. This is hardly surprising.

Beth Cooper

Logical consistency is irrelevant to the warmists’ argument, i.e. ‘the Arctic warming faster than any where else while Australia is also warming faster than anywhere else,’ because (1) the ends justify the means and (2) the general population are considered too stupid to notice.

Breckite

I’m going to stop using “fossil” fuels immediately or I’ll burst into flames since it’s getting so HOT!!!!! Or maybe if I pay lots of extra taxes on those fuels it’ll cool down!!!!!

XmetUK

Must be all that hot air being spouted by global warmists.
It’s the “silly season” – defined in Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable as An old journalistic expression for the part of the year when Parliament and the Law Courts are not sitting (usually August and September), when, through lack of news, the papers had to fill their columns with trivial items, such as news of giant gooseberries and sea serpents, and long correspondence of ephemeral or little interest.
Today Dr. Ebenezer Cobham Brewer might extend his list of trivial items to include global warming and proponents thereof.

899

rbateman says:
July 24, 2010 at 11:48 pm
Yes, the West is warming faster than ever. That’s why I was wearing a sweater to work in early June in No. Calif., and that’s why the number of high temp. records set up here this summer you can count on 1 hand.
Now wait just a moment there, rbateman!
Didn’t Steve Miller say in ‘Rock ‘N Me’ that in “Northern California, where the girls are warm(er)” … ?
Did they all leave? ;o)

Al Gored

Mike D. says:
July 25, 2010 at 12:03 am
Chris Riley at 10:30 pm: What we are seeing here is not bad science, it is the opposite of science (whatever that is called).
The antonym for “science” is “art” in most dictionaries. Art is defined as “the process or product of deliberately arranging elements in a way to affect the senses or emotions.”
Says it all, IMHO.
———
Yes that does say it all.
But I believe the correct term is nonscience, pronounced ‘nonsense.’

899

Steven Mosher says:
July 24, 2010 at 11:58 pm
no place warms at the average. every place warms at a faster rate or a slower rate. but NO PLACE warms exactly at the average rate.
As Robert notes there are many places that warm at slower rates than average.
many places show ZERO trend or negative trend. more places show positive trends.

Why, yes! And that’s exactly the point, isn’t it?
This is what bothers me more than anything else: SOME places get warmer, but those areas around it DO NOT.
One could almost do a paper called the ‘hot-spot’ theory.
If the planet is warming in ONLY certain places, and NOT all over the place otherwise, then by any practical reasoning, one may only arrive at but one conclusion: There is something about those places which causes them to be warmer.
Gee: What could that possibly be?
The MSM refuses to point out the obvious, for a very obvious reason: News. If it bleeds, it reads.

Ian E

Perhaps we are observing the dawn of a new field – post-modern mathematics. Why, after all, should not mathematics be location-dependent? If he hasn’t already done so, I suspect that Greg Egan could make a good SF story out of this!

John Trigge

The opposite of science is ‘ecneics’
Origin:
Ecne: In Celtic mythology, Ecne (Wisdom, Old Irish ecna, ecne, wise, enlightened) was one of the Tuatha Dé Danann and was the god of wisdom, or knowledge.
-ic + -s (pl.): used as transl. of Gr -ika (L -ica), neut. pl. of -ikos (L -icus)
Any takers to suggest definitions of:
Ecneism
Ecneist
Ecneology
Ecneiatry
Ecneability
Ecneical

John Trigge

I forgot – I need a grant to study Ecneics

AdderW

The opposite of science…
science -> un-science -> UN Science = IPCC

PJB

Wait, this just in…..
“Source of ‘worse than thought’ climate warming found to be located at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York. Apparently, Gavin left the A/C unit on and the exhaust has been raising the numbers for quite some time now.”
Move along then, nothing to see here…
sarcoff

PJB

Speaking of sources of hot air coming from GISS in New York…..
Judith Curry says:
24 July 2010 at 2:36 PM
Gavin, the post I made in #167 was a summary of Montford’s book as closely as I can remember it, sort of a review. I did not particularly bring in my personal opinions into this, other than the framing of montford’s points. So asking me to retract a point made in a book in a review of that book is, well, pointless. your attempt to rebut my points are full of logical fallacies and arguing at points i didn’t make. As a result, Montford’s theses look even more convincing. Once you’e in a hole, you can try to climb out or keep digging. Well keep digging, Gavin. My final words: read the book.
[Response: Thanks for passing by. In future I will simply assume you are a conduit for untrue statements rather than their originator. And if we are offering advice, might I suggest that you actually engage your critical faculties before demanding that others waste their time rebutting nonsense. I, for one, have much better things to do. – gavin]
That Judy Curry sure is a breath of fresh (and cooler) air.

Mooloo

Steven Mosher says:
July 24, 2010 at 11:58 pm
no place warms at the average. every place warms at a faster rate or a slower rate. but NO PLACE warms exactly at the average rate.

The places specified at the top of the page are not just claimed to be warming faster than average. They are claimed to be warming significantly faster.
And that is impossible.
In fact much of the earth will be warming at average, if you allow for any margin of error, and if the concept of “average” is to have any meaning. (If much is warming very quickly and much cooling, then “average” is effectively meaningless.)
Or are you a person who thinks their child is “smarter than average” because they get a normalised IQ of 101?

Graeme W: July 24, 2010 at 10:36 pm
As far as I can tell, that leaves Canada and Greenland to be vastly colder than the worldwide average….
Except for those portions above the Arctic Circle, which suddenly become vastly warmer than the worldwide average. As evidence, heat shock has shattered the province of BaffinEllesmereMevilleVictoriatoba into hundreds of islands…

RoyFOMR

Darn, after reading this I ran my climate model with the new data.
It’s bad, no really bad. The last Himalayan glacier will be gone by 2005, the Arctic will be ice-free the following year and Copenhagen will be washed up by 2009 as will Mexico City shortly afterwards!

@ StuartMcL, good call man, spot on!

UK Sceptic

Sounds like a bunch of warmistas getting a tad over-heated to me.

Jeef

I’m Brian and so’s my wife!