Annals of global warming: 333rd consecutive month above 20th century average temperature


Exit polling called this trend 20 years ago; is everybody else ready yet?

333 months of worldwide temperature averages above the 20th century average — a kid younger than 27.5 years has never lived through a single month cooler than the 20th century average for that month.  We’re well into the second generation of people who know nothing but global warming.

A reasonable and smart person might note that one does not need to be a student of advanced statistics to spot a trend here.

Read the NOAA report (you may have to select “November 2012″):

Global temperature highlights: November

  • The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for November was the fifth highest on record for November, at 56.41°F (13.67°C) or 1.21°F (0.67°C) above the 20th century average. The margin of error associated with this temperature is ±0.13°F (0.07°C).
  • November marked the 36th consecutive November and 333rd consecutive month with a global temperature above the 20th century average. The last below-average temperature November was November 1976 and the last below-average temperature month was February 1985.
  • The global land temperature was the sixth warmest November on record, at 2.03°F (1.13°C) above the 20th century average. The margin of error is ±0.20°F (0.11°C).

Just a look at the extremes in November should be alarming, especially if you live in the USA.

NOAA chart of climate anomalies and events, November 2012

Selected Significant Climate Anomalies and Events, November 2012; click for larger, more-easily-viewed image

More evidence that Michael Mann‘s “hockey stick” graph is vindicated; more evidence that we should not regard James Hansen as we did Cassandra, but should instead heed his warnings.

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2 Responses to Annals of global warming: 333rd consecutive month above 20th century average temperature

  1. Ed Darrell says:

    Hank Roberts has it right over at RealClimate:

    Welcome to Planet Wobegon, where all our temperatures are above average:

    “November 2012 … the 36th consecutive November and 333rd consecutive month with a global temperature above the 20th century average.” http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/

    Planet Woebegone, where our food is grown by bachelor Norwegian farmers, and is therefore pure, mostly.

    If only our sausage and politics could say the same thing.

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