Global Temperature Page

Please note that WUWT cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data within this page, as all of the data is linked from third party sources and WUWT is simply an aggregator.

Atmospheric Temperatures:

UAH Lower Atmosphere Temperature Anomalies – 1979 to Present

University of Alabama – Huntsville (UAH) – Dr. Roy Spencer – Click the pic to view at source

UAH Lower Atmosphere Temperature Anomalies – 1979 to Present

University of Alabama – Huntsville (UAH) – Dr. Roy Spencer – Click the pic to view at source

RSS Temperature Lower Troposphere (TLT) – Brightness Temperature Anomaly – 1979 to Present

Remote Sensing Systems (RSS) – Microwave Sounding Units (MSU) – Click the pic to view at source

Note: Per John Christy, RSS and UAH anomalies are not comparable because they use different base periods, i.e., “RSS only uses 1979-1998 (20 years) while UAH uses the WMO standard of 1981-2010.”

RSS Temperature Middle Troposphere (TMT) – Brightness Temperature Anomaly – 1979 to Present

Remote Sensing Systems (RSS) – Microwave Sounding Units (MSU) – Click the pic to view at source

UAH Mid-Tropospheric Temperature Anomalies – 1979 to Present

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) – Click the pic to view at source

Quarterly Mid-Tropospheric Temperature Anomalies – 1958 to Present

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) – Click the pic to view at source

Annual Mid-Tropospheric Temperature Anomalies – 1958 to Present

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) – Click the pic to view at source

Temperature Troposphere / Stratosphere (TTS) – Brightness Temperature Anomaly – 1987 to Present

Remote Sensing Systems (RSS) – Microwave Sounding Units (MSU) – Click the pic to view at source

Temperature Lower Stratosphere (TLS) -  Brightness Temperature Anomaly – 1979 to Present

Remote Sensing Systems (RSS) – Microwave Sounding Units (MSU) – Click the pic to view at source

For daily atmospheric temperatures from a range of heights visit the University of Alabama at Huntsville’s DISCOVER AMSU Temperature Page

Global Surface Temperatures:

Monthly Mean Surface Temperature Anomaly – 1996 to Present

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) – Click the pic to view at source

Annual Global Mean Temperature Anomaly Over Land & Sea – 1880 to Present

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) – Click the pic to view at source

Annual Global Average Land and Ocean Temperature Anomaly – 1850 to 2012

Met Office – Hadley Center – Click the pic to view at source

Monthly Global Average Land Temperature – 1850 to Present

Met Office – Hadley Center – Click the pic to view at source

HadCRUT4 Global, Northern and Southern Hemispheric Temperature Anomalies

University of East Anglia (UEA) – Climatic Research Unit (CRU) – Click the pic to view at source

Ocean Temperature:
Global Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly – NCDC

climate4you.com – Ole Humlum – Professor, University of Oslo Department of Geosciences – Click the pic to view at source

Global Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly – HadSST2

climate4you.com – Ole Humlum – Professor, University of Oslo Department of Geosciences – Click the pic to view at source

Global Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly – Monthly

NOAA – Environmental Modeling Center (EMC) – Click the pic to view at source

Global Sea Surface Temperature

NOAA – National Climatic Data Center – Click the pic to view at source

Global Sea Surface Temperature Animation – 30 Days Including 7 Day Forecast

Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) – Monterey Marine Meteorology Division – Click the pic to view at source

Global Sea Surface Temperature – 3 Months – NOAA:
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/enso_update/gsstanim.gif
Global Sea Surface Temperature – 12 Months – Naval Research Laboratory (NRL):
http://www7320.nrlssc.navy.mil/GLBhycom1-12/navo/globalsst_nowcast_anim365d.gif
Custom Sea Surface Temperature Mapping Tool – from 1981 – NOAA:
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/GODAS/mnth_movie.shtml

Equatorial Pacific Sea Surface Temperature – 30 Days Including 7 Day Forecast

Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) – Monterey Marine Meteorology Division – Click the pic to view at source

Equatorial Pacific Sea Surface Temperature – NOAA – 3 Months:
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/enso_update/sstanim.gif
Equatorial Pacific Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies – BoM – 3 Months:
http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/enso/surface_anim.gif
Equatorial Pacific Sea Surface Temperature – 1 Year Including 7 Day Forecast:
http://www7320.nrlssc.navy.mil/GLBhycom1-12/navo/equpacsst_nowcast_anim365d.gif

Ocean Subsurface Temperature:

BoM Global Subsurface Average Temperature and Anomalies at 150 Meters:

BoM Global Subsurface Average Temperature and Anomalies at 400 Meters:

BoM Monthly Subsurface Pacific Ocean Equatorial Temperature Anomalies down to 400 Meters:

BoM 5 Day Subsurface Pacific Ocean Equatorial Temperature Means and Anomalies down to 500 Meters:

Global Ocean Heat Content – 0-700 Meters – 1955 to Present

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) – Click the pic to view at source

Accumulated Cyclone Energy

Global Tropical Cyclone Accumulated Cyclone Energy – 1970 to Present

Click to See Full Image: 24-month running sums of tropical cyclone Accumulated Cyclone Energy Ryan N. Maue PhD – http://www.coaps.fsu.edu/~maue/tropical/

Northern Hemisphere Temperatures:

Mean Temperature above 80°N

Danish Meteorological Institute – Click the pic to view at source

Northern Hemisphere Surface Temperatures

NOAA ESRL – Click the pic to view at source

Northern Hemisphere Sea Surface Temperature

Danish Meteorological Institute – Click for data archive and animation tool

Shortlink for this page, suitable for blog posts and Twitter feeds:
http://wp.me/P7y4l-bjI

Source Guide:

Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM):
Home Page – http://www.bom.gov.au/
Climate Page – http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/
ENSO Page – http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/enso/

Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies (COAPS), Florida State University – Ryan N. Maue PhD – Environmental Prediction (NCEP) – Global Forecast System (GFS)
Home Page -http://www.coaps.fsu.edu/index.shtml
Products Page – http://www.coaps.fsu.edu/~maue/weather/
Data Page – http://www.coaps.fsu.edu/~maue/extreme/gfs/current/

Cryosphere Today – Arctic Climate Research at the University of Illinois:
Home Page – http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/
Products Page – http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/
Images Indexed By Date – http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/IMAGES/

DrRoySpencer.com – Dr. Roy Spencer
Home Page – http://www.drroyspencer.com/
Current Temperature Page – http://www.drroyspencer.com/latest-global-temperatures/
Uploads Page – http://www.drroyspencer.com/wp-content/uploads/

Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) – Centre for Ocean and Ice
http://ocean.dmi.dk/english/index.php
http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/index.uk.php

climate4you.com – Ole Humlum
Home Page -http://climate4you.com/
Ole Humlum Bibliography – http://climate4you.com/Text/BIBLIOGRAPHY%20OLE%20HUMLUM.pdf

Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies (COAPS), Florida State University – Ryan N. Maue PhD – Environmental Prediction (NCEP) – Global Forecast System (GFS)
Home Page -http://www.coaps.fsu.edu/index.shtml
Products Page – http://www.coaps.fsu.edu/~maue/weather/
Data Page – http://www.coaps.fsu.edu/~maue/extreme/gfs/current/

Met Office – Hadley Center
Home Page – http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/
Products Page – http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/hadobs/
Global Temperature Products Page – Products Page – http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/hadobs/hadcrut3/diagnostics/comparison.html

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – Climate Prediction Center (CPC)
Home Page – http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/
Products Page – http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/
Monitoring and Data Products Page – http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/MD_index.shtml
Atmospheric & SST Indices Page – http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/data/indices/
Regional Climate Maps – http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/regional_monitoring/
Monitoring and Data Page – http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/monitoring_and_data/
FTP Page – ftp://ftp.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration – (NOAA) – Environmental Modeling Center (EMC)
Home Pagehttp://www.emc.ncep.noaa.gov/

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL)
Home Page – http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/
Physical Sciences Division (PSD) Products Page – http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/products/
Physical Sciences Division (PSD) Data Data Page – http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/data/
Physical Sciences Division (PSD) Data Maps Page – http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/map/

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS)
Home Page – http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/
Products – http://data.giss.nasa.gov/

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center (NOHRSC)
Home Page – http://www.nohrsc.noaa.gov/
Snow Analysis Page -http://www.nohrsc.noaa.gov/nsa/
Forecasts – http://www.nohrsc.noaa.gov/forecasts/

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – National Ice Center (NATICE):
Home Page – http://www.natice.noaa.gov/mission.html?bandwidth=high
Products Page – http://www.natice.noaa.gov/products/products_on_demand.html?bandwidth=high

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – National Climatic Data Center (NCDC)
Home Page – http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/about/about.html?bandwidth=high
Products Page – http://www.ncdc.noaa.govgov/oa/ncdc.html?bandwidth=high
FTP Page – http://www1.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/cmb/?bandwidth=high

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration – (NOAA) – National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC)
Home Pagehttp://www.nodc.noaa.gov/
Products Page – http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/General/NODC-About/NODC-Major-Products.html
Data Page – http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/General/getdata.html
Heat Content Page – http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/OC5/3M_HEAT_CONTENT/

Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Monterey Marine Meteorology Division
Home Page – http://www.nrlmry.navy.mil/
Products Page – http://www.nrlmry.navy.mil/proddemo.htm
Satellite Products Page- http://www.nrlmry.navy.mil/sat_products.html
NOGAPS Forcast Products Page – http://www.nrlmry.navy.mil/metoc/nogaps/NOGAPS_global_net.html
Data Page – http://www.nrlmry.navy.mil/archdat/
Multi-view – http://www.nrlmry.navy.mil/sat-bin/global.cgi
Navel Coasal Ocean Model – http://www7320.nrlssc.navy.mil/global_ncom/
FTP Page – http://www7320.nrlssc.navy.mil/global_ncom/Links/
FTP Page Global – http://www7320.nrlssc.navy.mil/global_ncom/Links/glb/

Remote Sensing Systems (RSS)
Home Page – http://ssmi.com/?bandwidth=high
MSU Page – http://ssmi.com/msu/msu_browse.html?bandwidth=high
MSU FTP Page – ftp://ftp.ssmi.com/msu/?bandwidth=high
FTP Page – ftp://ftp.ssmi.com/?bandwidth=high

Rutgers University – Global Snow Lab (GSL)
Home Page – http://climate.rutgers.edu/snowcover/index.php?bandwidth=high
Products Page – http://climate.rutgers.edu/snowcover/chart_seasonal.php?ui_set=eurasia&ui_season=1?bandwidth=high

University of Colorado at Boulder
Home Page – http://sealevel.colorado.edu/
Sea Level Calibration Page: http://sealevel.colorado.edu/content/calibration
Sea Level Release Notes Page: http://sealevel.colorado.edu/content/release-notes
Temperature Results Page – http://sealevel.colorado.edu/results.php
FTP Page – http://sealevel.colorado.edu/current/

University of East Anglia (UEA) – Climatic Research Unit (CRU)
Home Page – http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/
Data Page – http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/data

Additional Resources:

University of Alabama at Huntsville – Distributed Information Services for Climate and Ocean Products and Visualizations for Earth Research (DISCOVER) Project:
Home Page – http://discover.itsc.uah.edu/
Temperature Page – http://discover.itsc.uah.edu/amsutemps/amsutemps.html
Global Temp Page – http://discover.itsc.uah.edu/amsutemps/
Sea Surface Temperature Page – http://discover.itsc.uah.edu/amsutemps/execute.csh?amsutemps+001
Temperature 14,000 feet Page: – http://discover.itsc.uah.edu/amsutemps/execute.csh?amsutemps+002
Temperature 25,000 feet Page – http://discover.itsc.uah.edu/amsutemps/execute.csh?amsutemps+003
Temperature 36,000 feet Page: – http://discover.itsc.uah.edu/amsutemps/execute.csh?amsutemps+004
Temperature 46,000 feet Page – http://discover.itsc.uah.edu/amsutemps/execute.csh?amsutemps+005
Temperature 56,000 feet Page: – http://discover.itsc.uah.edu/amsutemps/execute.csh?amsutemps+006
Temperature 68,000 feet Page – http://discover.itsc.uah.edu/amsutemps/execute.csh?amsutemps+007
Temperature 82,000 feet Page: – http://discover.itsc.uah.edu/amsutemps/execute.csh?amsutemps+008
Temperature 102,000 feet Page – http://discover.itsc.uah.edu/amsutemps/execute.csh?amsutemps+009
Temperature 118,000 feet Page: – http://discover.itsc.uah.edu/amsutemps/execute.csh?amsutemps+010
Temperature 135,000 feet Page – http://discover.itsc.uah.edu/amsutemps/execute.csh?amsutemps+011

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33 Responses to Global Temperature Page

  1. JeffT says:

    Thank you for making this compilation available.

  2. Maybe the graph in the “CRU Information Sheet no. 1: Global Temperature Record” (Dr. Phil Jones), at http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/cru/info/warming/ should be included?

    Thanks Anthony, great work!

  3. rdr200 says:

    The above gives a lot on nice information. I am a dabbler, not very knowledgeable, and I am usually only interested in the global results for a month or year(the numbers). The following URL’s are implicit or explicit above but some readers might find them helpful when gathered. These are the only ones I know of—please correct me if I have misinterpreted something or omitted some interdependent source.

    1)Hadley Centre.
    http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/cru/data/temperature/hadcrut3gl.txt [gives monthly(first 12 columns) and yearly global(last column)]
    http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/cru/data/temperature/ [page with links to various Hadley Centre data sets]

    2)GISS-NASA
    http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/tabledata/GLB.Ts.txt [gives monthly and yearly results]
    [explains at bottom how to go from “anomaly”to temperature at this site.]

    3)RISS
    ftp://ftp.ssmi.com/msu/monthly_time_series/rss_monthly_msu_amsu_channel_tlt_anomalies_land_and_ocean_v03_3.txt [gives monthly only(first column is ? global)---must average to get yearly]
    ftp://ftp.remss.com/msu/monthly_time_series/ [page with links to various RISS monthly series]

    4)UAH
    http://vortex.nsstc.uah.edu/data/msu/t2lt/uahncdc.lt [gives monthly only(first column is global)—must average to get yearly]
    http://www.drroyspencer.com/latest-global-temperatures/ [graph of above]

  4. The Annual Global Average Land Temperature Anomaly – 1850 to Present, HADCRUT3, Land & Ocean, is at http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/hadobs/hadcrut3/diagnostics/global/nh+sh/annual_bar.png

  5. Rushikesh says:

    Thanks for the kind words, but most of us ( Steve included) know where this is going ovleral the next 20-30 years. N America has been the warm heart of a cooling planet. For the record, I expect a weak to perhaps moderate el nino to evolve this summer into winter, and while that will push global temps up a bit, double la ninas followed by el ninos with a cold PDO means the break we had this year in N America is not likely to repeat next year. Europe is likely to have another severe stretch, which would make it 4 winters in a row year to deal with a cold extreme. While I officially have forecasted global temps , as measured by objective satellites, to return to the temps of the late 70s by 2030, I must confess that some of the more extreme forecasts due to solar cycle theory certainly have reason to have a seat at the table. The real shame is that we are now handcuffed by out of control warmingistas that have choked the lifeblood of our nations economy and find ourselves in a real bind as far as energy because of a ghost that never existed, and a reality that has a good chance of proving the opposite. Its amazing how many problems would be solved if we were just drilling without the paranoia about global warming. A more prosperous economy, less unemployment, more national security, and right on down the line. Years from now, people will marvel at how all this actually went on, perhaps with the same morbid fascination we look at what happened at Europe in the 30s. Tell a big enough lie loud enough , and people believe it

  6. här says:

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    [Reply: Is this a legit comment? I don't know, so I am letting it through. ~dbs, mod.]

  7. tomwys says:

    The disconnect between Temperatures and CO2 is now stunningly obvious!

    See http://www.colderside.com/Colderside/Temp_%26_CO2.html

  8. Mike Mellor says:

    Thank you rdr200 for the links. Everyone is so concerned with the anomalies that they forget to include the absolute temperatures, and you can’t create a mathematical climate model without knowing the absolute temperature!

  9. How about a chart for contiguous US temperatures, since that’s often in dispute? E.g., Bill McKibben recently claimed that 2012 would be the hottest temperature ever for the lower 48.

  10. Roger Knights says: November 20, 2012 at 9:42 am

    How about a chart for contiguous US temperatures, since that’s often in dispute? E.g., Bill McKibben recently claimed that 2012 would be the hottest temperature ever for the lower 48.

    Should be covered on the WUWT US Climatic History Page:
    http://wattsupwiththat.com/reference-pages/us-weather-climate-pages/us-climatic-history/

    If there are any charts you’d like added to that page, please let us know.

  11. Andres Valencia says: November 24, 2012 at 7:27 am

    A more recent graph for the NOAA-NCDC database is at http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/service/global/global-land-ocean-mntp-anom/201101-201112.png
    It is linked from http://lwf.ncdc.noaa.gov/cmb-faq/anomalies.php

    Updated, thank you.

  12. Richard M says:

    Lots of charts not showing any longer. Some outdated. Same for the sea ice page.

  13. A more recent graph for UAH Lower Atmosphere Temperature Anomalies – 1979 to Present is at http://www.drroyspencer.com/wp-content/uploads/UAH_LT_1979_thru_Jan_2013_v5.5.png

  14. Andres Valencia says: February 18, 2013 at 8:39 am

    A more recent graph for UAH Lower Atmosphere Temperature Anomalies – 1979 to Present is at http://www.drroyspencer.com/wp-content/uploads/UAH_LT_1979_thru_Jan_2013_v5.5.png

    Updated, thanks.

  15. franktrades says:

    Assumptions? Conclusions?

  16. Henry Clark says:

    Very contrary to the plots on this page, there has been no net global warming for now relative to the 1940s, and that can be seen by looking closely at the *unadjusted* instrumental temperature data for the world, for the northern hemisphere, and for the southern hemisphere in the plots in http://wattsupwiththat.com/2013/05/17/an-analysis-of-night-time-cooling-based-on-ncdc-station-record-data/

    That is in direct contradiction to plots from Hansen’s GISS, from the CRU of climategate (HadCRUT), and from the U.K. Met Office which has a level of bias and trustworthiness illustrated, for example, by what is discussed in http://wattsupwiththat.com/2013/06/14/12-reasons-why-the-met-office-is-alarmed/ . But those are all heavily *adjusted* data in contrast.

  17. Henry Clark says:

    (Observe the total of three temperature plots here which extend as far back as 1940/before are two from the Met Office and one from the NOAA/NCDC; the rest are more recent decades alone).

  18. The “Annual Global Mean Temperature Anomaly Over Land & Sea – 1880 to Present” graphic is no longer available from the NCDC. An equivalent graphic is at NCDC – Annual Global Land and Ocean Temperature Anomalies (1880-2013).
    See http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/time-series/global/globe/land_ocean/13/1880-2013

  19. With numerical data, but without the average line or error bars.

  20. Jonathan Abbott says:

    My 10 year old daughter just read an article in National Geographic Kids about global warming. ‘The world is getting warmer, daddy! See?’ She wouldn’t believe me when I said it wasn’t. I told her that data is more important than written words, and showed her this page as an explanation. We discussed how temperatures had increased but were now flat, and so when the article made the usual claims about the hottest temperatures being all in the last 10 years, we agreed it could be true but it still didn’t mean the world was still getting warmer.
    She had no idea she could go online to see the actual numbers for herself, they don’t mention that sort of thing at school.

    I don’t know if you ever find time to read these comments Anthony, but thank you and all at WUWT for being there and doing the work you do. It changes people.

  21. Jonathan Abbott says: July 23, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Thank you for your comment, it makes me think that it might be beneficial to craft some of our reference pages and articles to be more accessible to younger and less knowledgeable audiences. Any suggestions on how we might do so?

  22. Tom H says:

    Are there any references for UAH and RSS temperatures by daytime hours and by night time to see the difference?

  23. Daniel Vogler says:

    WUWT for Kids. I love that idea! I know we have some creative minds here, and most probably with children. How fun would that be for the family to browse kid friendly reference pages just for them.

  24. Gerry says:

    I suggest WUWT for kids needs to keep the data intact but have step by step explanations on how to read it …and what are the possible interpretations …..leaving the choice of interpretation to the reader …..this would be useful for non-experts such as myself too ….

  25. Henry Clark says:

    Note the plots on this page (from Climategate type sources) would imply the global cooling scare of the 1960s-1970s happened for negligible reason.

    Climate scientists of the time (a majority being honest academics before the later influx of enviropolitical alignments, money, and new activist individuals) are implicitly implied to be utter fools who couldn’t notice that temperatures (global, Northern Hemisphere, etc) were near-constantly rising overall with little downturn.

    Except that is not how reality works. Events don’t happen ex nihilo. One of the best applications of intelligence is to cross-connect info, to see how data of many types can form a consistent and plausible whole, rather than having unexamined glaring implausibilities left.

    And doing so leads to the beautiful actual history of temperatures and the climate seen in publications of the time (like plots in a 1976 National Geographic issue I’ve even seen in paper form in a library, not the highly publicized rewritten versions of later activists), which can be combined with later data from non-activist real scientist sources to explain all from the LIA to the current “pause” in global warming:

    http://img250.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=45311_expanded_overview2_122_15lo.jpg

  26. MM says:

    As a follower of this site and especially climate discussion in general from the 80′s, I’ll share my personal take on this issue:

    10 years is imho a rough minimum span to consider when quantifying the planets temperatures or climate state. With that in mind it looks like we have hit a (slowly rising) plateau of sorts which migh last for decades more assuming there is a ~30y oscillating trend of any magnitude. From al the above graphs it can be deducted that the climate has warmed somewhat, for whatever reason. The assumption that the lower side of the 30 year oscillation actually just makes the temps stay on somewhat the same level and the positive side of the trend is fairly fast warming fits the graphs well, we will see in a few decades whather that is to continue or not.

    The activity sugre of the sun in the last century is a good candidate for a very long trend, (spanning over the 30y trend) especially considering the vast mass of the planet – delays expected. CO2 is not a very likely prime forcer of the temperature but very likely does contribute to some level. In any case a warmer climate (or about status quo) is a necessity as any dip into a little ice age would cause very severe issues which I would like to see mentioned in the MSM even once.

  27. MM says:

    Also noteworthy to mention is that the CO2 demonizing in MSM is a dierct result of 3 main motives:
    1. Tax income needs to grow for a plethora of reasons. Big government and welfare state etc.
    2. Lower the dependence to outside energy suppliers (trade deficit, unpredictability of the middle east).
    3. The need to spur the research and with that the competitiveness of a nation / western civ.. linked to reason no 2 but also a standalone interest.

    More scare, more money.

    It is a nice plan also because people will pay taxes more and more willingly if they are both scared and secondly think it results in greated good. Very well thought out and largely a lie, Some of the money goes to actual good use of course so there is a thin silver lining.

  28. Robin says:

    MM says….3 main motives for CO2 demonisation. I would add No 4 ….UN Agenda 21 which should really be No 1. It all comes from there.

  29. Matti Virtanen says:

    Simplified climate data reference pages would be most welcome in newsrooms as well. Just like schoolkids, most journalists don’t know that it is possible and even to access temperature and other climate data. “WUWT for kids ‘n hacks”, yes please!

  30. dbstealey says:

    Henry Clark says:
    December 21, 2013 at 4:30 pm…

    Henry, that is an excellent link. Thanks for posting it.

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