Friday, April 16, 2010

Warmest year on record

2009 was the warmest year on record.
NOAA has just published provisional figures.
  • The combined global land and ocean average surface temperature for March 2010 was the warmest on record at 13.5°C , which is 0.77°C above the 20th century average of 12.7°C 
So much for the climate skeptics' claim that warming has stopped. The rate of increase has slowed in the last few years, consistent with an established short term wave in the record, possibly due to the solar cycle.

Bad news for the denier parties, UKIP and BNP.


Gramma Polis said...

Shouldn't be too hard to get the better of the sceptic. After all there's only one of him.


DocRichard said...

Aargh! I put the apostrophe in the wrong place. Corrected now, and I will say 100 Hail Lynne Trusses. Or should that be Truss's?

gramma polis said...

My pedantry should not detract from the main thrust of the piece of course...

DocRichard said...

No, Gramma, you're too modest. The misplaced apostrophe proves that 2009 was NOT the warmest year on record. It proves I fiddled the figures, it proves the sceptics' (got it right that time) case. CO2 is good for us. I'm off to buy some stocks and shares. In oil futures.