By Paul Homewood
I looked yesterday at some of the monthly record high temperatures claimed by NOAA to have been set last month. Detailed analysis showed that, of the eleven records claimed, none were at stations operational during the 1930’s, when much higher temperatures were regularly set in many states. Indeed most stations only began operating during the much cooler mid 20thC.
I thought I would also have a look at the “all-time temperature records” set in 2012. NOAA claim a total of 163 new records, but only 14 of these are at stations dating back to 1930. In addition, as the list below shows, 3 were set at airports, and another was set in the urban surroundings of Columbia, SC, which has a population of 453,000. (There is visual evidence of the site here.)
In reality, therefore, we are effectively left with just 10 records…
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Funny how you never hear this on the news or in the funny papaers.
By Paul Homewood
Antarctic sea ice extent at the end of July was the highest on record for that day, growing to 18.077 million sq km. The previous record of 17.783 was set in 2010, whilst the 1981-2010 average was 16.869.
Ice extent has been above average all year, and, according to NSIDC, is outside the 2 Standard Deviation range now.
Sea ice area also continues to run at well above average.
by Judith Curry
Pilita Clark has written a thoughtful post at the Financial Times entitled What climate scientists talk about now, with subtitle “As the IPCC prepares to release its latest report, Pilita Clark meets some of the key scientists behind it.”
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