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    Image showing temperature anomalies in 2005 relative to the 1951-1980 mean. Areas of white indicate no deviation from the mean. Colors ranging from yellow to red indicate warmer-than-average anomalies, and colors ranging from green to purple indicate cooler-than-average anomalies.

    This Map comes from
    Wikipedia and they got it from NASA

    Temperature change Maps like the one above but showing changes over time. Hang onto this link, it is super useful

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    1. yeimaya 101 months ago | reply

      I wonder what 2006 looks like?!

    2. yettis doings 101 months ago | reply

      I am concerned about this issue and I think that all of us must take steps to lessen our carbon footprint, however, these global fluctuations have been occuring for millenia, always have... always will and headline grabbing tabloids would do better to balance out their editorials,

    3. yeimaya 101 months ago | reply

      Do you consider this map a headline grabbing tabloid?

      I have known about the science that goes into the worries about global warming for a LONG time. I have been involved in environmental education since the 1970's. Scientists have been tracking evidence of a rapid change since the late 1970's at least and it took 'til now to the public to even think twice about it. Al Gore actually wrote a book in the 1980's about pollution and global warming..... barely anyone even noticed.

      Imbalanced editorializing is not useful I agree. Perhaps you will understand how embittering it is for those of us who have seen this mess coming for 30+ years that it takes tabloidizing for people to pay any attention. And then of course everybody can just say (once again) "oh it is just those science nuts railing at us" and stick their heads firmly back in the sand again.

      yettis do you really think this is a naturally occuring global fluctuation?

    4. deadmanguru 101 months ago | reply

      data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/2005/
      this is the Goddard Institute for Space Studies-- hardly a tabloid.

    5. H.Wright [deleted] 101 months ago | reply

      Yeimaya - this is air temperatures no?
      Not sea surface temp.

      There are so many maps to pull up, oceanographers and climatologists have known (as you said) for 30+ years that this is not an anomaly. This is and has already happened. It is too late in many respects. Scientists can only continue to keep collecting the proof that it is occuring.

      For regional collections of data through GLOBEC see:
      www.usglobec.org/data.php

      JGOFS is also good:
      usjgofs.whoi.edu/

      climate change is one (of many) reasons why I am going forward in the field of oceanography.

    6. salma1 101 months ago | reply

      Gale, thanks for posting the weather map. It's extremely useful. The link is very useful.

    7. yettis doings 101 months ago | reply

      Hey I'm on your side you know butand however much I've preached against the use of fossil fuels, the use of Chlorinated hydro-carbons and trying to get some education within my community on issues ranging from using public transport to the implimintation of a District wide composting scheme I am also aware of the impact Mother Nature has on the environment to be taken seriously you have to include all forms of pollution that's all I was trying to get across... not very well I grant you so... mates again?

    8. yeimaya 101 months ago | reply

      Absolutely..... and thanks for giving me the opportunity to vent some righteous indignation.

      HAHAHA

    9. eclectic echoes 101 months ago | reply

      God help me not to shove this map (19" monitor and all) up the (EDITED) of the next person around here who says "If this is Global Warming I'm all for it!"

      Thanks Gale! And awesome venting!!

    10. mamalemma 101 months ago | reply

      I can't tell you how much it breaks my heart everytime I see this map.

    11. yeimaya 98 months ago | reply

      Matt this one is probably fine for you to use since it was on a public site.... NASA may have a more current map or information however.

      For example, check this out!

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