2012 Saw Warmest September On Record Across The Globe, Says NOAA

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  1. nothing new here. just yesterday some of the et right wingnutters were arguing that we have been cooling for 15 years.

    From Climate Central's Andrew Freedman:

    According to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, the globe recorded its warmest September on record, tying with 2005 for the title. Global surface temperature records stretch all the way back to 1880. September marked the 331st straight month with above average temperatures, and the 36th straight September with a global temperature above the 20th century average.
    The last below-average September temperature was in 1976, when Gerald Ford was President, and the last below-average month for any month of the year occurred in February 1985, during the Reagan Administration.

    The first nine months of 2012 were the eighth warmest such period on record, and barring unusual cold during the October through December period, the year is likely to fall within the top ten warmest years on record globally. In the U.S., the year is on track to be the warmest year on record, after the country experienced its third-warmest summer and warmest spring since records began.

    NASA, which uses slightly different methods to keep tabs on the earth's temperature, also found that September was an unusually warm month, although it concluded that it was the fourth-warmest such month on record.

    Although the U.S. had a somewhat cooler month — it was only the 23rd warmest September in the lower 48 states, most parts of the globe had above average temperatures for the month. Such areas included parts of Argentina, Australia, Canada, Greenland, Japan, and Russia. Far eastern Russia, western Alaska, southern Africa, parts of the upper Midwest and Southeast U.S., along with much of China, all had below average temperatures for the month.

  2. Lucrum


    Now if only they could come up with a suitable tax to fix the problem.