Sky lights up and oceans warm

Sun, Apr 18, 2010

Climate Change

It has been a wonderful sunny and warm weekend on the South Coast – 17c today and bright blue sky.

The sunsets over the past few nights have been fantsatic which is a result of the dust thrown into the atmosphere from the Icelandic volcano. Red in the sky is apparently always a sign of poor air quality – shame that such a beautiful sight has such negative connections.


I took this shot of the Seven Sisters coastline in East Sussex tonight surrounded by a large number of men using very sophisticated cameras. I only had a small 7.2 Mega pixels camera but am pleased with the result. Not that I can compete with the hundreds of sunset pictures of Northern Europe that are currently circulating on the internet.

I chose this shot to illustrate some interesting information I have discovered about the temperature of the world’s oceans and land from the US National Climatic Data Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

It reports that the combined global land and ocean average surface temperature for March 2010 was the warmest on record at 13.5°C (56.3°F), which is 0.77°C (1.39°F) above the 20th century average of 12.7°C (54.9°F). This was also the 34th consecutive March with global land and ocean temperatures above the 20th century average. If you are interested in this sort of information then check out their excellent site as it has some fascinating climate change data and explanations

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