By JR on Monday, June 20, 2016
Warmists have no shame
The May global temperature has just been released and the article below is headlined: "Month Of May 2016 Continues Trend Of Record Heat, Possibly Proves Global Warming Is Happening". So warming is still going on alarmingly, you would conclude from that.
That word "possibly" is wise, though. Because the writer has ignored the really BIG feature of the May average global temperature. According to the latest (revised) figures from GISS, here are the temps for this year:
Jan Feb Mar Apr May
112 133 128 109 93
El Nino peaked in February, March dropped a bit and April and May dropped like a stone. You would never guess it from the article briefly excerpted below but COOLING has begun. So much for the deceitful claim that May "Continues Trend Of Record Heat". It doesn't continue anything.
The May temperature was actually less than one degree above the 1951-1980 base period -- just about back to the C21 norm. And with a La Nina in the wings, the cooling is likely to go on.
This May temperature is not a seasonal effect. This is a global figure so the Northern hemisphere summer will be balanced out by winter in the Southern hemisphere, and vice versa
The month of May 2016 is not only the beginning of Summer for many around the world. It is now officially the warmest May in recorded history. This may not seem like such bad news after such a chilly winter, but it could be an indication that former Vice President Al Gore was right.