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some remarks on global heating and ocean acidity

Guy Ottewell

It's cold here! — where's Global Warming when we need it?

The January 2010 temperatures were well below normal in most of the USA, the British Isles, Scandinavia, and especially northern Russia and Siberia.
    But they were well above normal in most of Europe, central Asia, North Africa, the Middle East, and Canada. (Vancouver had its warmest January ever, so that snow had to be trucked and helicoptered in for the winter Olympics.) This is an instance of deceptive local variation. Globally, this January was the second warmest on record.