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NOAA Data: November 2015 was the Hottest November on Record

“Climate change is not science. It’s religion.” — GOP Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz, October 29 2015

The latest data update from NOAA’s 1880-2015 temperature record is available. The following graph is drawn from that data, showing that of all the Novembers from all those years, November 2015 was the hottest around the globe, over both land and sea, by a wide margin:

NOAA Graph: Degrees Celsius Deviation from 20th Century November Temperature Average

These are data from worldwide empirical observations. This is what science looks like. It’s also what global warming looks like.

I’m still trying to figure out exactly what Ted Cruz looks like.

12 thoughts on “NOAA Data: November 2015 was the Hottest November on Record”

  1. ella says:

    Ted Cruz doesn’t know one end of the world from the other. There are not a lot of people who really believe that leaders from around 200 countries would spend any amount of time with each other just for the sake of bantering about things like drought, limited food supplies, rains falling in different areas, sea level rise, social unrest caused by changing living conditions, people dying from heat, well all that stuff. But American politicians are still, like Ostridges, (spelling?) are burying their head in the sand. They believe that if they say it ‘ain’t so’, then that should be enough for the people who study it scientifically. There just has to be somebody that Trump will pick out,that makes some more sense – and has the statesmanship, an orator, who can run with him.

    1. Jim Cook says:

      Donald Trump doesn’t believe in global warming, either: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-global-warming_5601d04fe4b08820d91aa753

      1. ella says:

        “So I am not a believer, and I will, unless somebody can prove something to me, I believe there’s weather. I believe there’s change, and I believe it goes up and it goes down, and it goes up again. And it changes depending on years and centuries, but I am not a believer, and we have much bigger problems.”

        title “Global climate change and agricultural production. Direct and indirect effects of changing hydrological, pedological and plant physiological processes” http://www.fao.org/docrep/w5183e/w5183e00.htm

        The United Nations is taking the impact of global changes seriously enough to have written documents covering many observable facts. Maybe Trump considers that too much to read, it isn’t on twitter. That’s it! What is Trumps twitter address. Someone here could Twitter this link to Trump! say it is from ‘ella’ if you don’t want to take credit for it, I dare ya!

  2. Frank says:

    sure…you’re a climatologist…

    1. Jim Cook says:

      I’m not a climatologist. NOAA, on the other hand, is chock full of climatologists. They’re the ones who have done the science.

  3. Quinton Underwood says:

    We are a really confused mixed up nation. We have those that are stealing us into defeat, stealling our technological commercial, medical secrets, military secrets, and whatever else is wanted and we worry about surveillance, REALLY ! ! And now we have a bunch of idiots preaching all kinds of theory’s about what?, did you say GLOBAL WARMING, GLOBAL WARMING, I would really like to know WHO CARES ? ? ? I could not care less, I could not care less.

    “I make a living by what I get, I make a life by what I give”

    1. Mark says:

      Quinton,
      I wonder where you live that you haven’t been affected by climate change. You don’t live along the coast or else you’d be aware of sea level rise. You don’t live in the West or you’d be aware of the drought and lack of water. You don’t live in the Mid-West or you’d be aware of the increasing incidence and strength of tornadoes. You don’t live in the North or you’d know that winter is bringing more snow than it used to.

      Or maybe you just have your head stuck where the sun don’t shine while you have fingers in your ears and singing “Tra-la-la-la-la”. Only the most ignorant and unobservant, or those who don’t give a damn about anyone but themselves, wouldn’t care about climate change. Which are you?

  4. Tom says:

    Yes Quinton, it’s always all about the human species, isn’t it? Doesn’t matter what effect our pollution has on the planet or each other – just keep doing what we’re doing in some blind leading the blind game of our own creation and ignore everything else.

    And people will be so surprised as we collapse into chaos, habitat loss, the inability to feed ourselves, and death. Brilliant.

    1. Nathan Norman says:

      Unfortunately it is too late. The Earth will be made uninhabitable by global climate change in the very near future. Realistically, Man cannot reverse it. However, there is an actual alternative to resolve the issue for Man. The solution is in the sky. Our only obstacle is time and money.

      We must accept the Earth’s fate and stop wasting time on band aides. These simply waste time and money on a lost cause. We need to raise funds for research and technological development in order to ultimately terraform Mars for human settlement. To raise these funds we must use our superior technology in drilling to take advantage of the untapped potential of oil under Siberia. To do this we need to acquire Siberia from Russia and then employ hydraulic fracturing to obtain the oil. The proceeds from this will fund the terraformation project.

      This is what we need to do to maintain the existence of mankind.

      1. ella says:

        Dear Nathan Norman, “To raise these funds we must use our superior technology in drilling to take advantage of the untapped potential of oil under Siberia. To do this we need to acquire Siberia from Russia and then employ hydraulic fracturing to obtain the oil.” this is not the proper solution. Even if fracking to get the trapped gases were a way to pay for needed materials and to transport then to Mars, “acquiring them from Russia” is all wrong. What we do, we do for the whole of mankind, not greed. Russia built the International Space Station and Americans as well as other nations are using it. The Russ are a people of this planet Earth too. We need to cooperate with them and others to best utilize the remaining resources of this planet. Not consider how to begin conflict again on another one. Russia is not an enemy, but a nation ruled by a different system. That we have chosen to enter into conflict over governing styles does not eliminate intelligence or mankind’s ability to use it.
        Climate change is natural, and the creatures living here have an effect on it in various ways. That we are able to alter atmospheric gases has been established. That we are using up planetary resources and wasting them for greed is also established. Mars had life once before, terraforming isn’t all hands on, but it needs to be started before we go there, or should be.

      2. Jim Cook says:

        Funniest thing I’ve read in a long time, Nathan. Realistically, Man cannot affect the Earth’s climate. But terraforming Mars and moving the entire biome over there, well now you’re talking…

        Tee hee.

        1. ella says:

          Jim Cook, you know very well that by shear population, any biological life can and does effect the atmospheric conditions, and as such the climate on the planet. Oxygen, for example, can be generated by a moss growing on ice. A completely frozen planet can support a life giving plant, that can in turn provide the needed oxygen to support other small life forms. And the train rolls on. Life is existent on this planet isn’t it?

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