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The Twenty Coldest Years, The Twenty Hottest Years

The twenty hottest and the twenty coldest years in NASA’s global record of direct temperature readings from 1880-2013:

The 20 Coldest Years 1. 1909 2. 1910 3. 1904 4. 1911 5. 1917 6. 1908 7. 1907 8. 1912 9. 1913 10. 1903 11. 1916 12. 1893 13. 1890 14. 1894 15. 1887 16. 1892 17. [...]

NASA: January 2013 the 6th Hottest on Record for Earth

NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies has released its readings regarding temperature from stations across the globe over land and sea in January 2013. Their finding: January 2013 was the 6th warmest January in its record, which stretches back over 130 years to January 1880.

Every one of the 5 hottest Januaries takes place after [...]

Mayewski: Climate can change in 1-2 years… and end Civilization

Abrupt climate change in 1-2 years. The end of civilization. It’s not a movie. It’s a lecture by Prof. Paul Mayewski, and you can listen in. [...]

Contest: Find the First “What Global Warming?” Cartoon to Win a Free Button

It’s that time of year again when temperatures around one half of the globe begin to climb downward. You and I call it the seasons of autumn and winter, but every year some cockamamie conservative political cartoonist decides to call this seasonal change a refutation of global warming. Last year, astonished that it got cold [...]

NASA Confirms It: Globally, September 2010 was one of the top 5 Hottest

It may have been locally hot or cool where you live in the month of September, but globally speaking it was another scorcher. This week, NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Science released its latest data on average global temperature to include measurements for September 2010 (data go back to January 1880). The Goddard Institute has [...]

Across the Earth, 2010 had the Second Hottest Summer on Record

This week, NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Science released data on global temperatures for June, July and August 2010, the hot summer months in the Northern Hemisphere, where most people on the planet live. As summers go, boy, it was a hot one, and it wasn’t just hot where you live. Over land — where [...]

August 2010 was the 7th Hottest August in U.S. History

On Wednesday night, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its National Climate summary of August 2010. Across the 48 continental United States, August 2010 was the 7th hottest August in the 116 consecutive years of U.S. temperature records. Not one of the 48 states that faced colder than normal temperatures in August 2010; [...]

The Political News I’m Waiting For. What Are You Waiting For?

As the summer progresses, I find myself waiting with interest for the arrival of some pieces of news. Here’s what I’m waiting for:

Section 527 quarterly financial reports. Most non-profit political organizations must file reports of their contributions and expenditures with the IRS on July 15 or July 20. With most reports filed electronically nowadays, [...]

Warmest Summer Ocean Ever Recorded

The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Adminiostration reports that the ocean temperatures measured this summer are the warmest for that season ever recorded. [...]

Global Temperature Statistics: The Denial Edition

Here’s how you get to say “the globe is cooling, not warming!”

Start here:

NASA Goddard Chart for Global Temperature Anomaly

(Source data: here)

Then clip here:

et voila! Global Cooling!

[...]

That Cold, Cold Winter Was Actually Warmer Than Average

Boy, that last winter was cold. Cold, cold, cold, huh? I mean, it was so cold it just blasted a hole in that whole global warming theory, didn’t it?

Never mind that one year does not make a trend. This past winter, like all winters for nearly two decades, was warmer than average.

Look [...]