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Faster than everyplace else…

Watts Up With That? [1]
July 25, 2010
http://wattsupwiththat.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/antarctic_warming_2009.png?w=599&h=462 [2]

Antarctica from Steig et al 2009, one of the “places warming faster than everyplace else”

Tom Nelson runs a great aggregator blog. he’s got his pulse on climate news all over the globe. He’s also got a keen eye for news detail and offers some interesting insights. I had to chuckle then when he pointed out this hilarious media paradox:

Settled science: Can everyplace really be warming much faster than everyplace else? [3]

[Africa: Allegedly warming faster than the global average] [4]

Prof Gordon Conway, the outgoing chief scientist at the British government’s Department for International Development, and former head of the philanthropic Rockefeller Foundation, said in a scientific paper that the continent is already warming faster than the global average

North Pole Heating Faster than anywhere else [5]

Many scientists seem mystified as to why the North Polar region is warming up several times faster than the rest of the planet.

Australia warming faster than rest of globe, climate report says [6]
Kuwait: Alarm as Gulf waters warm three times faster than average [7]

The seawater temperature in Kuwait Bay has been increasing at three times the global average rate since 1985

Antarctic air is warming faster than rest of world – Times Online [8]

AIR temperatures above the entire frozen continent of Antarctica have risen three times faster than the rest of the world during the past 30 years.

Tibet warming up faster than anywhere in the world | Reuters [9]

(Reuters) – Tibet is warming up faster than anywhere else in the world, Xinhua news agency said on Sunday.

European temperatures rising faster than world average, report says – The New York Times [10]
Sundarbans water warming faster than global average [11]

In the Sundarbans, surface water temperature has been rising at the rate of 0.5 degree Celsius per decade over the past three decades, eight times the rate of global warming, says a new study.


Climate change heating up China faster than rest of the world – report [13]

In a new report, the China Meteorological Administration now says climate change is heating up the People’s Republic faster than the rest of the world

Spain warming faster than rest of northern hemisphere: study [14]

The country has experienced average temperature increases of 0.5 degrees Celsius per decade since 1975, a rate that is “50 percent superior to the average of nations in the northern hemisphere”, the study by the Spanish branch of the Clivar research network found.

U.S. West warming faster than rest of world: study [15]

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The U.S. West is heating up at nearly twice the rate of the rest of the world and is likely to face more drought conditions in many of its fast-growing cities, an environmental group said on Thursday.

A New Leaderboard at the U.S. Open « Climate Audit [16]

Four of the top 10 are now from the 1930s: 1934, 1931, 1938 and 1939, while only 3 of the top 10 are from the last 10 years (1998, 2006, 1999). Several years (2000, 2002, 2003, 2004) fell well down the leaderboard, behind even 1900.

Global warming is occurring twice as fast in the Arctic as in the rest of the world [17]
Lake Superior is Warming [much stronger than the global average] [18]

The really striking thing here is that the long-term trend in Superior is so much stronger than the global average. Well, we know that the upper midwest is warming more rapidly than the global average, but not this much more rapidly.

Himalayas warming faster than global average [19]

New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Northwestern Himalayas has become 1.4 degrees Celsius warmer in the last 100 years, a far higher level of warming than the 0.5-1.1 degrees for the rest of the globe, Indian scientists have found.

[Korean Peninsula]: Allegedly warming twice the global average] [20]

According to the Korea Meteorological Administration, the climate has been warming on the Korean Peninsula twice more rapidly than in the rest of the world over the past century.