By JR on Thursday, August 18, 2016
Earth's hottest month on record was July -- but what was the trend?
The lies start with the second half of the first sentence below. Far from "record-shattering warmth shows no signs of stopping", the record shows that July was the SECOND COOLEST month of 2016. And that is despite what they correctly say below -- that July is normally the hottest month. Here are the GISS figures for this year:
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul
116 132 128 108 94 79 84
Clearly, the trend is downwards, interrupted only by the usual July effect. The Earth is COOLING from its El Nino high! How come no Warmist mentioned that? It's there in their own figures.
For three months now, the temp has been less than one degree above the 1951-1980 reference period, and we already knew that 1980--1999 was a period of (slight) warming
But in any case, no skeptic has ever claimed that there is NO global warming. What they dispute is the cause of it. They don't think mankind had much to do with it. So they point out the lack of correlation between the claimed "cause" of the warming -- CO2 levels -- and the actual temperature changes.
So if the 21st century hiatus HAS come to an end it is no more disturbing to skeptics than was the cessation of the grand hiatus of 1945-1975. In both cases large temperature plateaus occurred even though CO2 levels were rising steadily. The CO2 level in December 2000 was, for instance, 369.67 ppm, which rose to 398.95 in December 2014, a period in which there was no statistically significant global temperature rise. Whether the earth warms or cools, the one thing we can be certain of is that no-one knows why. The Warmists certainly don't
Earth just had its hottest month yet, and the record-shattering warmth shows no signs of stopping.
According to NASA, global average surface temperatures during July were 0.84 degrees Celsius, or 1.51 degrees Fahrenheit, above average. This beats all previous Julys, with July 2011 coming in second at 0.74 degrees Celsius above average.
The large anomaly seen during July 2016 means that the month was the hottest on Earth since instrumental records began in 1880.
July is typically the planet's hottest month of the year due to the fact that the Northern Hemisphere has more land area than the Southern Hemisphere, making Northern Hemisphere summer the warmest month.
July is now the tenth month in a row to be the warmest such month on record in NASA's database.