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Good Morning MOTleyville, It's Saturday March 9th, 2013.

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Recent heat spike unlike anything in 11,000 years
A new study looking at 11,000 years of climate temperatures shows the world in the middle of a dramatic U-turn, lurching from near-record cooling to a heat spike.

Research released Thursday in the journal Science uses fossils of tiny marine organisms to reconstruct global temperatures back to the end of the last ice age. It shows how the globe for several thousands of years was cooling until an unprecedented reversal in the 20th century.

Scientists say it is further evidence that modern-day global warming isn't natural, but the result of rising carbon dioxide emissions that have rapidly grown since the Industrial Revolution began roughly 250 years ago.

I'll have to let you read the rest of this article.

Heat Spike

I read James Hansen's book, it's more detailed of coarse but on the same subject.

Watch Big Asteroid Buzz Earth This Weekend: 2 Live Webcasts

"We only have a short viewing window of an hour or so from our Canary Islands observatory on March 9, but we wanted to give the general public a front row seat to witness this new asteroid in real time as it passes by Earth," Slooh president Patrick Paolucci said in a statement.

Asteroid 2013 ET is not quite bright enough to view through small backyard telescopes or binoculars, but should be nicely visible in the footage from the online telescopes.

This asteroid pass comes less than a month after two major space rock events: the close flyby of asteroid DA14 near Earth, and the impact of a meteor into Russia. And 2013 ET's approach comes just days after the asteroid 2013 EC flew within 230,000 miles (370,000 km) of Earth early Monday.

Originally posted to eeff on Sat Mar 09, 2013 at 03:30 AM PST.

Also republished by MOT - Morning Open Thread.

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