Monday, March 10, 2014

Global Warming Continues Unabated Despite Cold Snaps

While climate deniers love to point to cold weather as evidence that global warming is a farce. The data indicates that despite the polar vortex and the associated colder temperatures, we are still experiencing some of the warmest weather on record. According to the NOAA January 2014 was one of the hottest months ever recorded both on land and at sea.

The combined global land and ocean surface temperatures (January)

The warmest since 2007 and the fourth warmest on record at 12.7°C (54.8°F), or 0.65°C (1.17°F) above the 20th century average of 12.0°C (53.6°F). The margin of error associated with this temperature is ± 0.08°C (± 0.14°F).

The global land temperature (January)

 Highest since 2007 and the fourth highest on record for January, at 1.17°C (2.11°F) above the 20th century average of 2.8°C (37.0°F). The margin of error is ± 0.18°C (± 0.32°F).

The global ocean temperature(January)

The global sea surface temperature was 0.46°C (0.83°F) above the 20th century average of 15.8°C (60.5°F), the highest since 2010 and seventh highest on record for January. The margin of error is ± 0.04°C (± 0.07°F).

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