“Blame global warming” for higher temperatures — Chief forecaster at National Meteorological Center of China

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"“Blame global warming” for higher temperatures — Chief forecaster at National Meteorological Center of China"

In a story headlined ” ‘Blame global warming’ for higher temps,” China Daily (!) reports:

Global warming is to blame for the recent temperature rises across China, an expert from the National Meteorological Center (NMC) said on Friday.

“Spring has come early in some areas of East and Central China this year, and it’s because of global warming,” Yang Guiming, the center’s chief forecaster, told China Daily.

If only U.S. meteorologists were so … science-based [see “Diagnosing a victim of anti-science syndrome (ASS)“].

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17 Responses to “Blame global warming” for higher temperatures — Chief forecaster at National Meteorological Center of China

  1. paulm says:

    This phenomena of mets denying such strong AGW evidence is bizarre.

    Me thinks they maybe mostly there to entertain.

  2. John McCormick says:

    Joe, your link to the China Daily seems to be disconnected;

    but, your viewers can access the news story at Cliimate Ark at:

    http://www.climateark.org/shared/reader/print.aspx?linkid=118488

    John McCormick

  3. paulm says:

    Has someone figured out the rate of change of worsening climate predictions and applied this to future predictions?

    The IPCC’s computer models had simulated an average loss of 2.5% in sea ice extent per decade from 1953 to 2006. But in reality the Arctic sea ice had declined at a rate of about 7.8% per decade
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/feb/18/arctic-ice-melt

  4. Looking for official news on the Wilkens Ice Shelf breaking off….today or yesterday 6,000 square miles.

    http://news.cnet.com/2300-11395_3-6235636-1.html

  5. Meanwhile, Reuters completely fails to note any connection to climate change in the impending rationing of Los Angeles.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSTRE51H0AL20090218

    It’s amazing how close they get — they mention the reduced snowpack in the Sierra Madre. And then… nothing.

  6. paulm says:

    @Christopher, they do that on purpose to annoy you.

  7. Bob Wright says:

    Maybe getting pounded by skeptics, deniers, corporate sponsors and Fox News has something to do with MSM folks leaving GW out of reports.

  8. anon says:

    Then you would also have to claim the converse, that the record low temperatures in the northern hemisphere are also from global warming.

    You can’t call the convenient events Global Warming and the inconvinient events weather. Real “science based” Global Warming proponents would even tell you that…

  9. Here is the Wilkins Ice shelf news:

    from http://nsidc.org/news/press/wilkins/index.html
    Daily Images of the Wilkins Ice Shelf

    At the height of summer in the Southern Hemisphere, many people have been curious whether the small strip of ice connecting the Wilkins Ice Shelf to Charcot Island will collapse. The European Space Association (ESA) is now posting daily images acquired by Envisat’s Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR). Visit the ESA ‘Web cam’ from Space Web page at http://www.esa.int/esaEO/SEMWZS5DHNF_index_0.html.

    When conditions are clear, NSIDC also posts images of the Wilkins Ice Shelf from the NASA MODIS satellite. To access images, see the NSIDC Images of Antarctic Ice Shelves: Wilkins Ice Shelf Web page.
    http://nsidc.org/data/iceshelves_images/wilkins.html

  10. paulm says:

    Yes you can.

    GW causes extreme events and as the temp goes up the more chaos happens.

    Of course we then hit a tipping point and then we enter a world state where things stay very hotn in general. But were not quite there yet so you can expect more extreme event – hot and cold.

  11. Luke Silburn says:

    anon:
    “Then you would also have to claim the converse, that the record low temperatures in the northern hemisphere are also from global warming.”

    What record low temperatures? The northern hemisphere temperature anomalies for the past three months (HadCRUT, Nov-Dec-Jan) are bang on the 1960-1990 baseline (respectively: 0.01, -0.01, -0.01).

    For those of us in our 40s, this winter has been entirely unremarkable when compared to the winters of our childhoods.

    Regards
    Luke

  12. Lewis says:

    I’ve been watching the Wilkins Ice shelf collapse here:

    http://www.esa.int/esaEO/SEMYBBSTGOF_index_0.html

    Click on the webcam from space for a slide show of the pics.

  13. Greg N says:

    It’s been a nostalgic winter.

    Snow like the snows of my childhood.

    There won’t be many more of the 1960-90s winters to come and I will bore the grandchildren to death with tales of snowmen and sledging.

  14. paulm says:

    For the time being theres going to be lots of snow, more snow than you would like. But of course its going to be short and sharp, melting rapidly.