NASA has just released their latest global temperature update. It’s still hot (the latest value is shown in red):
This also brings the hottest 12-month moving average yet:
The simple 1-year averages (although the year 2016 isn’t yet complete) show just how likely it is that this year will be the hottest on record, for the third time in a row:
Anyone who continues to talk about a “pause” in global temperature, or about “no warming for XX years,” is either lying to himself or lying to you.
The planet has heated up even more over land areas than land+ocean, as the NASA record based on meteorological stations shows:
The heating is yet more pronounced if we look at land areas in the northern hemisphere, where most of us humans live:
Over northern hemisphere land areas we’ve already warmed 2°C (3.6°F) since just 1880.
Temperatures are bound to subside as the effect of the el Niño subsides, but what won’t subside is the upward trend. That’s because CO2 continues to rise at an alarming rate:
The absolute worst thing that can happen in the near future, that will obstruct doing anything useful about this, would be for the U.S. to elect as president an arrogant sexual predator moron who said that global warming is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese.
Finally, by request I present a graph of the 30-year moving average temperature for the globe as a whole:
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