Braybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5487 posts, RR: 34 Posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1134 times:
It's nearly 1am on the first night of winter in the northern hemisphere, and the temperature is a whopping 13 deg. Is this proof of global warming, or just payback time for a crap summer? It's warmer tonight, at the beginning of November, in the middle of the night, than it's been on a lot of days in the middle of summer.
Yes, here in Birmingham it is moderately hot for this time of night. Then again, it has been getting colder much earlier this year than it was this time year... because last year was an unusually mild winter. You can't really tell anything from a single peak during one night, but looking back for the month of September you can see that the overall trend was of a drop in average temperature and I would expect October's average to be significantly below average when it is published;
Note also the exceptionally mild temperatures for the start of this year, which to many parts brought a very early spring - you have to go back to 1921 to find a January which was as warm and only 1916 was warmer. That said, figures like those above can be adapted to say anything, just like I have just done; take the overall averages for the winter months and you find warmer winters much sooner back in the time-line.
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You must work off a completely different calender in Ireland. In the USA, the first day of winter is usually Decenber 21. I thought the same was true for most of the northern hemisphere, but I was apparently wrong.
Braybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5487 posts, RR: 34 Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1076 times:
Quoting DLPMMM (Reply 2): You must work off a completely different calender in Ireland. In the USA, the first day of winter is usually Decenber 21. I thought the same was true for most of the northern hemisphere, but I was apparently wrong.
Maybe it's been changed, like so many things over the years, but when I was in primary school (not today or yesterday, I have to admit), we were told the seasons were: winter: Nov, Dec, Jan; spring: Feb, Mar, Apr; summer: May, June, July and autumn: Aug, Sept, Oct. I do remember some people pushing that one month forward, but the media used to use the first days of November, February, May and August as heralding the start of the seasons.
Maybe the seasonal months vary, depending on location, which would make sense. The way we were taught, they correspond closest to the behaviour of plants in the country.
Braybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5487 posts, RR: 34 Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1061 times:
Looks like it is a movable feast! From Wikipedia:
"Depending on place and culture, start and end of winter can be defined as above or in other ways. Contemporary meteorology takes winter to be the months of June, July, and August in the Southern Hemisphere, and December, January, and February in the Northern Hemisphere. (This sometimes includes March). However, many cultures in Europe and East Asia consider winter to begin in November."
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Step 2. Input "carbon footprint calculator" or something of the sort in the search box.
Step 3. Hit search
Step 4. Click on one of the 700,000 links that come up. I just did the first few in the list, got some widely different results, none of them great though.
Step 5. Post in my topic I am starting now about your carbon footprint.