Global warming is epic, new study says
A scientist looks at an ice core from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Divide coring site.
March 8th, 2013
05:23 AM ET

Global warming is epic, new study says

Global warming has propelled Earth's climate from one of its coldest decades since the last ice age to one of its hottest - in just one century.

A heat spike like this has never happened before, at least not in the last 11,300 years, said climatologist Shaun Marcott, who worked on a new study on global temperatures going back that far.

Things are set to get much worse in the future.

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  1. William Patrick O'Flannery

    I disagree. It's really cold where I am.

    March 8, 2013 at 7:01 am | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    Comming soon: The Firey Pits of Hell!

    March 8, 2013 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  3. a ha

    Propaganda – scam scam scam!!!!!

    March 8, 2013 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  4. a ha

    Global warming biggest scam hoax in history- and the scammers are not going to get away with it :-). So if you work for one of these establishment propaganda money scams gigs about global warming – my advice for you is head for the tall grass. Censoring the facts will not work :-).

    March 8, 2013 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    Lol @ aha, i think people have a pretty good idea that no one kept heat index charts 11,300 years ago.

    March 8, 2013 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Edward

      Idiot. Ice cores from Antarctica provide the data. 450,000 years worth. 11,300 years ago nobody told you not to step in front of an 18 wheeler doing 60 mph, cause they didn't exist, but you know better, don't ya? I hope not.

      March 8, 2013 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  6. fernace

    The planet will survive, life on the planet will change! It's happening as we speak! We need to clean up our act for our own sake! This is the only planet we're ever gonna get!!

    March 8, 2013 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    Are you sure @ fernace cuz i was kinda looking forward to the relocation program lol.

    March 8, 2013 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  8. more

    If you read the same article, on the main page- they say 'it's not cooling off this last decade as fast as it should of, if man made global warming was not causing warming'. But you notice – nothing about what they base that on- what data do they base that on? Sun spots ? show us the data. Also – a little side note, haven't they been telling everyone the last decade was the hottest ever in recorded history? what changed? now it's cooling – but should be cooling faster if not for global warming. Any explaination – please educate us.

    March 8, 2013 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  9. the prophet

    Empires, regimes, and governmental monopolies, have always ended up trying to control people, heavens and earth. here is a new end for our planet, once the son flair for wild the magnetic filed will be affected and mon and the earth will crash. The end.

    March 8, 2013 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  10. 1608

    22.8 inches of snow in 24 hrs.Global warming no climate change yes. It's about 100 ins. this season.

    March 8, 2013 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  11. fernace

    @ chrissy, yeah Newt needs to get going w/buliding that Mars colony already!! 😉

    March 8, 2013 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  12. yeah

    remember = the experts at Hadly told us in 2000, a few years little kids won't know what snow is. Then when we got the epic snows in 2010-2011 winter, now it's 'global warming is causing the snow'. ! It's March in texas. and im freezing my but off- i guess more of that global warming.

    March 8, 2013 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
  13. tvnyc

    We are all going to get ffied this summer. Than global warming really kick in for all you non believers

    March 8, 2013 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  14. yeah

    ok well, let's see what happens and deal with the facts, if that is true. Instead of bogus pictures of polar bears who's population is skyrocketing. Regardless of the facts the global warmers will say it's because of global warming,

    March 9, 2013 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |