Plummeting Christmas Eve Temperatures In The US

Christmas Eve temperatures have plummeted in the US since the 1920s.

On Christmas Eve 1955, temperatures in Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma approached 90 degrees, and it was over 80 degrees in Colorado, California, Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.

On Christmas Eve in 1964, it was 80 degrees in Nebraska, 69 degrees in Pennsylvania and Indiana, 62 degrees in New York, 71 degrees in West Virginia, 68 degrees in Ohio and Illinois, and 73 degrees in Kentucky.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    In those years of warm christmas eves we did not have that blabbering nit wit Al Bore Greenpeace was not around and snowflakes were yet to be heard from and listening to snowflakes is like fingernails on a blackboard

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      Sonnyhill

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      Temperature increase precedes CO2 increase.

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        Interested

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        There’s 50 times more CO2 dissolved in the oceans than exists in the atmosphere, at current temperatures.
        The amount of CO2 dissolved in the oceans depends on Henry’s Law, which says the colder the water, the more CO2 it can contain.
        As natural factors – principally solar and ocean circulation influences – warm the planet, the oceans cannot contain as much CO2, so it outgasses into the atmosphere. Simple physics.

        There’s a time lag, of course. This is understood to be from 200 to 800 years.
        The present warming of the planet began in the 1700s, following the Little Ice Age (associated with the 70-year-long quiet period of solar activity known as the Maunder Minimum). It had nothing to do with manmade CO2 then and has virtually nothing to do with it now.

        So the modest increase in CO2 since the Little Ice Age (4 molecules of the gas per 10,000 now; versus 3 molecules per 10,000 then) is predominantly due to outgassing from the oceans resulting from natural warming – as predicted by Henry’s Law.

        Earth is still desperately short of CO2. Land plants have enjoyed an average of 1500-2000 parts per million (ppm) of this essential life-giving gas since they evolved 400 million years ago.
        Horticulturists artificially raise CO2 concentrations in their greenhouses to 1500 ppm to enhance growth – because it works.
        At 150 ppm, green plants cease to photosynthesise. At 400 ppm in our atmosphere today, we’re dangerously close to that 150 ppm level – the point at which life on Earth simply stops.
        Think about that.

        So we don’t need less CO2; we need MORE. That’s the scientific truth the matter.
        The rest is politics.

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      ghorn

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      Somehow, the earth has experienced an ice age or two… with CO2 levels many times higher than current levels. Kind of shoots down your statement, but then you posted it backwards!

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        David Lewis

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        The trouble with the climate change movement is there is only one focus, carbon dioxide. The Earth’s climate is more complicated than that. Variation of solar output, volcanic activity, and the earth’s orbit are some of many additional factors. These can over power the relationship between temperature, ocean and atmospheric CO2 levels.

        INTERESTED’s post is solid both scientifically and from what is known about the pre-historical relationship between temperature and carbon dioxide.

        A simple home experiment can demonstrate the principle. Take some water and leave it out over night so that the air dissolved in it due to pressure comes out of the water. Then heat the water on the stove. More air comes out. That is because the warmer the water, the less air that can be dissolved in it. This same principle is at work in the ocean controlling how much CO2 it can hold.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Will Rakooi be spending their winter on Mt Crumpet?

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