Recently NASA GISS released the measurement of the Earth's surface for January 2016. I added this latest measurement to the long term database (from 1880) and calculated the running 12 month average of surface temperatures. This is the resulting graph:
These are anomaly values, as indicated. January was the warmest month recorded in terms of anomaly, and it follows December 2015 as the previous warmest month. The top warmest anomalies in the entire NASA GISS database (going back to 1880) are listed below.Notice that all of these years are recent, and notice that the warmest and most recent months (from late 2015 through the present) are MUCH warmer than previously.
But ...but ... but ...
AL GORE IS FAT!!!!
"The Earth’s Surface Continues To Warm Because Of Human Greenhouse Gas Pollution"
It's such a intelligent and witty remark. I never heard it before. Where did you get it from?
Take care so you do not become a victim of Poe's Law... ;-)
Is the left axis correct?
Seems like the 100 should be 1.
RickA, the label at the y axis says "Anomaly in degrees C/100".
Yeah, but There's Been No Warming Since January.
And all the data has been massaged.
Good point, Craig Thomas--no new records set for, whoa, 16 days now.
I see that. However, I read that as degrees divided by 100.
The graph appears to be showing multiplied by 100.
So either the label should read degrees C * 100 or I am missing something really obvious (which is certainly possible).
Yes, you are missing something really obvious.
Degrees divided by 100 would be hundredths of a degree, no?
Does that help?
Ah - I see.
That does help.
Dazzling, Rick. Just dazzling.
Figures don't lie but liars sure can figure.
Division is hard.
This is so sad! We have all the possibilities to help our planet and we still destroying it, instead.