Meterologist Mike Smith’s recent blog post provides a good reminder that the concept of global temperature is far more complex than a casual observer might suspect. If you think about it for awhile, you’d probably come up with two of the bigger problems. The first one is the poor distribution of reliable weather stations. Coverage is decent in the economically advanced countries, but goes downhill from there. And as you’d expect, the poles and oceans have incredibly limited coverage.
Comet Lovejoy was only discovered in the last month. Given that its path got very near the Sun, everyone thought it would burn up. The following video tells the story (so far)….