The Earth's Surface Continues To Warm Because Of Human Greenhouse Gas Pollution

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:

giss_12-month_moving_average

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.

2016JAN113
2015DEC111
2015OCT106
2015NOV102
2007JAN95
2010MAR92
2002MAR90
2015MAR89
2014SEP89
1998FEB88
2010APR87
2015FEB86
2014OCT85
2014MAY85
2015SEP82
2015JAN81
2014AUG81
2013NOV80
2010NOV79
2005OCT79

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By Lars Karlsson (not verified) on 16 Feb 2016 #permalink

AL GORE IS FAT!!!!

By Lars Karlsson (not verified) on 16 Feb 2016 #permalink

"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".

By Lars Karlsson (not verified) on 16 Feb 2016 #permalink

Yeah, but There's Been No Warming Since January.

And all the data has been massaged.

By Craig Thomas (not verified) on 16 Feb 2016 #permalink

Good point, Craig Thomas--no new records set for, whoa, 16 days now.

By climatehawk1 (not verified) on 16 Feb 2016 #permalink

Lars #6:

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.

By Bernard J. (not verified) on 16 Feb 2016 #permalink

RickA
Degrees divided by 100 would be hundredths of a degree, no?
Does that help?

Ah - I see.

That does help.

Thanks.

Dazzling, Rick. Just dazzling.

Figures don't lie but liars sure can figure.

By Eric Atkinson (not verified) on 19 Feb 2016 #permalink

Division is hard.

By Kevin O'Neill (not verified) on 20 Feb 2016 #permalink

This is so sad! We have all the possibilities to help our planet and we still destroying it, instead.