How hot was 2012? Looks like the hottest yet

  • Article by: BILL McAULIFFE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 16, 2012 - 7:30 PM

This year's average temp is on track to break the Twin Cities record set in 1931.

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efleschDec. 16, 12 8:27 PM

There is no question temperatures have been increasing in the Twin Cities, Minnesota, the USofA and the world. There is also no question as to the cause of this warming. The question is, how high will temps go?

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boss09Dec. 16, 12 8:45 PM

Earth will continue to warm and cool and we will have little to nothing to do with it.

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upnorth85Dec. 16, 12 8:53 PM

The question is will conservatives believe in global warming or still say that there is no evidence?

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gopherfoshoDec. 16, 12 9:10 PM

@boss09: We have ~7 billion people on this planet. We pump thousands and thousands of tons of pollutants into the air, the ground, and the water each and every year. We constantly destroy delicate ecosystems so we can build new parking lots and strip malls. With all of that going on how can you possibly believe "we will have little to nothing to do with it"?

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drillforoilDec. 16, 12 9:16 PM

How warm was it he earth millions of years ago? DUH IT WAS HOTTER THAN 2012.

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SwiftBoatDec. 16, 12 9:17 PM

Oh, GLOBAL WARMING! That must mean we need more socialism!

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freedumb86Dec. 16, 12 9:20 PM

Boss09- I agree. Humans have little to do with rising temperatures. I have a BA in economics and my own 4-day study concluded that humans have little to no influence on global temperatures. All of those other guys at MIT, Oxford, Cal Tech, etc., are wrong. BTW, I was unable to get the 600,000 year old ice core samples, but still able complete my research. I can't get anyone to review it, much less publish it. I know I am right. We should combine our compelling findings and go on Fox News.

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g5thistimeDec. 16, 1210:32 PM

20k years ago Antarticia was covered with trees. If one single person thinks humans are the cause of this year being warmer needs to get back on their meds.

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quinnerooDec. 16, 1211:10 PM

20k years ago Antarticia was covered with trees."....................That was a pretty close guess, g5thistime, but drilling of the seabed off Antarctica has revealed that rainforest grew on the frozen continent 52 MILLION years ago. You were only 51,980,000 years off. Considering that the average Earth temperature has risen 10º celsius in the past 120 years, I can see why you're skeptical.

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jcf817Dec. 16, 1211:37 PM

It is a logical fallacy to say that because the earth warmed naturally in the past it must be warming naturally now. That's real simple, basic logic folks.

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