Our Prime Minister quit the fight too early but there’s still time for him to get back into the role of being the defender of action against global warming. The evidence for him to use that the world is getting warmer is mounting again with the latest figures showing that it was the hottest April on record in the NASA dataset.
The April high follows the hottest March on record and makes the January to April period the hottest NASA has recorded as well.
Paul Krugman on his blog this morning has plotted the temperature anomaly — the difference, in hundredths of a degree centigrade, from the average over 1951-80:
As Krugman comments: “So much for the ‘global cooling’ talking point. What I’m wondering is what excuse the deniers will come up with.”