Friday, 20 November 2015

Waiting for Andrew Bolt to explain this: It’s already the world's hottest 12-month period in the NASA dataset

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The climate change deniers - with Andrew Bolt at the forefront of them - have been arguing for yeas now that global warming has stopped. I wonder, then, what they will make of the latest figures showing record world temperature highs? The graph above sure looks to me like things are getting warmer.
Take October for example. It was not merely, as Climate Progress reports, the hottest October — by far — in the 135-year temperature record of NASA. Or the hottest October — by far — in the 125-year temperature record of the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA). It was the highest anomaly — the highest divergence from the mean temperature — ever recorded in the 1,600-month temperature record of NASA (chart via Stephan Rahmstorf):
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I will watch the Bolt Report on Sunday for an explanation.

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