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By Paul Homewood

The highest temperature ever recorded in the Arctic, 38C (100F), has been officially confirmed, sounding “alarm bells” over Earth’s changing climate.

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) on Tuesday verified the record, reported in the Siberian town of Verkhoyansk on 20 June last year.

The temperature was 18C higher than the area’s average daily maximum for June.

The WMO, a UN agency, said the extreme heat was “more befitting the Mediterranean than the Arctic”.

It is the first time the agency has included the Arctic Circle in its archive of extreme weather reports.

The WMO said the 38C temperature was measured at a meteorological station during “an exceptional and prolonged Siberian heatwave“.

Last year’s extreme heat in the region contributed to the spread of wildfires, which swept across the forests and peatlands of northern Russia releasing record amounts of carbon.

While relatively common in summer months, high temperatures and strong winds made the fires unusually severe.


One of the climate mafia’s favourite tricks is to prey on the public’s emotions and preconceptions.

Who could possibly imagine that you would get Mediterranean temperatures in the Arctic, for instance. After the Arctic means snow, ice and polar bears, doesn’t it?

The reality however is not what the BBC and WMO want you to know.

Summer temperatures in Siberia regularly peak at well over 30C. Although last year set a record of 38.C, the previous highest was only slightly lower at 37.3C, set as long ago as 1988.

The highest temperature this summer (not shown in the graph below) was a pretty normal figure of 33.1C, according to KNMI.

Maximum Daily Temperatures – 1928 to 2018


And apart from the exceptional temperature last year and in 1988, there is no evidence that Siberian summers are getting hotter in overall terms.

Indeed average summer temperatures at Verkhoyansk  are no higher now than they were a century ago:


I wonder why the BBC/WMO don’t want us to know these facts?

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December 16, 2021 10:28 pm

The highest recorded temperature in Alaska was in the Interior, at Fort Yukon where the highest temperature reached was 100 °F (37.8 °C) on June 27, 1915. In summer the poles get more sunshine than the equator.

Reply to  nicholas tesdorf
December 17, 2021 5:09 am

Sorry, all unheard of high temperature records before 1925 shall remain unheard of.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Scissor
December 17, 2021 5:36 am

Luckily, we have Tony Heller’s web site which always finds such records- which never show up in the MSM. This fact is what turned me against the climatistas. Living here in Taxachusetts I mostly only read the MSM- then only a few years ago a friend turned me onto WUWT and I later found Tony’s YouTube site and a similar one for “The Climate Discussion Nexus”. Both Tony’s and the CDN YouTube sites have been blocked by YouTube for short periods as a warning and some of their advertising has been shut off.

Rick W Kargaard
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
December 17, 2021 8:20 am

You can access the CDN website here.
It is well worth subscribing to free the weekly newsletter.

Reply to  Rick W Kargaard
December 19, 2021 12:23 pm

“It is well worth subscribing to free the weekly newsletter.”

Even with the “Cure dyslexia for found” component, a more acerbic poster would agree with you.

“In a statement, the former president said: “Anybody that doesn’t think there wasn’t massive election fraud in the 2020 presidential election is either very stupid, or very corrupt!”

Reply to  nicholas tesdorf
December 17, 2021 6:51 am

There are parts of Alaska that have rather mild temperatures due to a maritime climate, but Fort Yukon is not one of them. It is in the deep interior of Alaska, located just a few miles south of the Arctic Circle.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Duane
December 17, 2021 10:02 am

While living in Alaska, I learned not to vacation in the interior during summer; heat, humidity and mosquitos.

To bed B
Reply to  Duane
December 17, 2021 10:02 am

The original weather station was a degree inside.

To bed B
Reply to  To bed B
December 17, 2021 8:06 pm

a minute inside

Reply to  nicholas tesdorf
December 17, 2021 5:02 pm

nicholas tesdorf

The highest recorded temperature in Alaska... ”

Did you notice that Mr Homewood is talking here about the Arctic?

Even if he himself seems to reduce the Arctic to the single Werchoyansk station, the Arctic still is much more than Alaska and a few stations in Northern Siberia.

A look at the top ten of the descending sort of a temperature list recorded by Arctic stations in the GHCN daily set (excluding Alaska) tells you this:

RSM00024606 1961 7 2 46.0 (°C)
RSM00024967 1996 7 10 45.6
RSM00023418 1989 7 20 43.1
RSM00023966 1976 6 8 39.9
RSM00023662 1994 6 24 39.7
CA002201022 2015 8 6 39.5
CA002202198 1941 7 18 39.4
RSM00025745 2001 7 31 39.3
RSM00022996 1973 7 5 39.0
RSM00023891 1963 7 18 38.9

And in position 27 (of… 11,649,523) you see

CA002204300 2021 6 27 38.1

This is a station in Canada’s New Territories

CA002204300 61.2500 -123.7500 204.0 NT YOHIN

with TMIN/TMAX data since 1957.

Thus we might well suppose that higher temperatures in the Arctic are not necessarily restricted to the good, ancient past 🙂

The graphs shown by Mr Homewood are misleading because they are based on yearly maxima of daily TMAX measurements, and not on the temperatures themselves.

These yearly maxima/minima are useful when averaging over several stations (as shown by e.g. John Christy for an analysis of the complete USHCN set), but can lead to severe biases when restricted to single stations.

Here is a graph showing TMIN vs. TMAX for Werchoyansk:

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Trends in °C / decade for

  • 1928-2021: 0.18 ± 0.01 vs. 0.15 ± 0.03
  • 1979-2021: 0.62 ± 0.10 vs. 0.61 ± 0.10

And here is the corresponding graph showing TMIN vs. TMAX for the entire Arctic:

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Trends in °C / decade for

  • 1900-2021: 0.28 ± 0.03 vs. 0.27 ± 0.03
  • 1979-2021: 0.49 ± 0.04 vs. 0.48 ± 0.04

Interesting is here the fact that the TMIN trends are, for the whole Arctic latitude bands, not significantly higher than those for TMAX.

A DJF/JJA split might be interesting as well, but… it’s now 2 AM here.

Zig Zag Wanderer
December 16, 2021 10:40 pm

People get easily scared by the idea that cold places can get warm when the sun is shining 24 hours a day. It’s because they haven’t ever been outside of their sheltered environments created by fossil fuels.

Mike Dubrasich
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
December 17, 2021 12:14 am

Life in a bubble. They should thank their lucky stars that other folks go outside and farm, ranch, log, mine, drill, truck, build, and generally make the bubble people’s hermetic lives liveable.

Jeffery P
Reply to  Mike Dubrasich
December 17, 2021 2:14 pm

Literally life in a climate controlled bubble. People go from their climate-controlled homes to their climate-controlled worlplace to climate-controlled restaraunts and climate-controlled grocery stores. They only get outside the bubble while walking to and from their climate-controlled vehicles.

How different is this from my childhood? When I grew up, if you had air conditioning it was a window unit for the whole house. Only luxury vehicles had A/C and many places of business had no A/C, either. Kids played outside all day, come rain, shine, heat or cold.

John in Oz
Reply to  Jeffery P
December 17, 2021 4:37 pm

A window? Luxury!

When I were a young un ……..

Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
December 17, 2021 5:06 pm


What, do you think, does this list exactly mean?

Tom Morgan
Reply to  Bindidon
December 18, 2021 6:55 am

Ok, I give up …

Reply to  Tom Morgan
December 18, 2021 7:54 am

It was just a slightly sarcastic reply to

” People get easily scared by the idea that cold places can get warm when the sun is shining 24 hours a day. ”

Because these 24 hours a day don’t help you at higher latitudes, where sunshine power gets lowered by the cosine of its incidence angle.

December 16, 2021 10:41 pm

As a geology student in 1961 I spent the Summer evaluating a prospect north of Yellowknife.
With so many hours of sunshine it would get hot.
Locals in the “old” part of town had wood-burning kitchen stoves that during the Summer were set up in the back yard to get away from the heat of the kitchen.

Mike Edwards
December 16, 2021 11:25 pm

The big “climate change” story for Verkhoyansk is not the summer temperatures as discussed in the article, but rather the winter temperatures.

Over the last century, the average winter minimum temperatures have increased by a sweltering 4C. As has been observed elsewhere, much of the warming is in the winter and at night…

Ron Long
Reply to  Mike Edwards
December 17, 2021 2:35 am

Mike, the average January temperature for Siberia is -25 deg C, and for Oymyakon commonly -60 deg C. If the winter temperature has increased by 4 deg C it isn’t nearly enough, unless you like frozen cookies.

Rick W Kargaard
Reply to  Ron Long
December 17, 2021 8:23 am

Anyone who has experienced those conditions would know that 4 degrees does not constitute a noticeable difference.

Reply to  Mike Edwards
December 17, 2021 6:20 am

It was around -50C there last night, the mother of all frost hollows.

Reply to  Mike Edwards
December 17, 2021 6:54 am

“Sweltering” in a Siberian winter? Gimme a goddamned break! If only it were sweltering in a Siberian winter … maybe some people would actually voluntarily move there!

Ron Long
Reply to  Duane
December 17, 2021 9:18 am

I’m guessing the key word is “voluntarily”?

Reply to  Mike Edwards
December 17, 2021 8:37 am


can you provide the data you are getting these numbers from. I think you are off by just a bit.

Reply to  bob boder
December 19, 2021 8:00 am

bob boder

When I look at the data I generated for the graphs in the comment above


I can only say that Mike Edwards is right, especially when you look at the entire Arctic since 1900.

To see that he is right, however, you can’t look at absolute data because when you sort it down, you always will obtain summer months on top.

Instead, you have to use anomalies (with removal of seasonal dependencies) whose sort will give those months on top which have the highest difference from the mean of all such months in the reference period.

If all 12 months were equally distributed, looking at the top 10 % of all months in the sort (144 months) should give about 25 % for each season (DJF, MAM, JJA, SON).

But… it looks different:

DJF 42 %; MAM: 22 %; JJA: 3 %; SON: 33 %.

97 % outside of the summer ḿonths… speaks for itself.

Tombstone Gabby
Reply to  Mike Edwards
December 17, 2021 3:39 pm

G’Day Mike and others,

“The big “climate change” story for Verkhoyansk is not the summer temperatures as discussed in the article, but rather the winter temperatures.”


Yes, the Siberian Times is in English. Verkhoyansk’s spread from maximum recorded high to minimum recorded low is something like 160°F. They claim that for a world record, but there’s another town in the same area that disputes their claim.

Climate believer
December 16, 2021 11:33 pm

“I wonder why the BBC/WMO don’t want us to know these facts?”

…because they’re both full of lying lefty progressive propaganda elitists?

… just a guess.

Ed Zuiderwijk
Reply to  Climate believer
December 17, 2021 1:23 am

More likely they are ignorant and conditioned to not know that.

Climate believer
Reply to  Ed Zuiderwijk
December 17, 2021 2:13 am

So why not inform them and see how eagerly they rush to amend their story?

Don’t hold your breath Ed. This is all intentional.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Ed Zuiderwijk
December 17, 2021 3:27 am

I think it’s their love of their careers which they won’t have if they sounded like WUWT fans.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Climate believer
December 17, 2021 10:30 am

By early 21st Century all Leftist media outlets had turned into official Deep State propaganda outlets (Pravda indeed). Leftist Big Tech have joined the front line for the Leftist governments’ war on peoples’ liberty. Watch and listen to the crescendo in the U.S. during 2022-24.

The Deep State and Leftist media had large targets in the Presidency of Donald Trump and the effects of the ChiCom virus. The massive propaganda and Democrat Party-controlled mail-in balloting worked for the 2020 Presidential Election. They didn’t work so well, however, in down-ballot voting, notwithstanding big city voting in the Georgia senatorial elections.

To bed B
December 17, 2021 12:29 am

Historical research established from the national records of Arctic countries that there were no known temperatures of 38 °C or above at any Arctic locations. Specifically, after rigorous analysis the committee concluded that no past observations within Canada exceeded that value.”

Fort Yukon hit 100 F, as recorded. Only 37.8 C but not recorded to any decimal place. This new record was 38.0

Reply to  To bed B
December 17, 2021 9:00 am

There is a proliferation of automated weather stations in the North, so records are going to be broken simply by statistics alone. Plus most weather stations are at airports where there are issues with paved black surfaces, jet engine exhausts, air mixed from above 30 meters to ground level during high traffic hours….

December 17, 2021 1:04 am

Except for things like this years heatwave in Northern Lapland and another string of record Siberian temperatures… you know, small things like facts, observations and widespread evidence

Finland’s Arctic Lapland area swelters in record heatwave | Weather News | Al Jazeera

Arctic heat record is like Mediterranean, says UN – BBC News

Reply to  griff
December 17, 2021 1:27 am

We feel your pain.

Reply to  griff
December 17, 2021 2:20 am

You’ll no doubt be pleased those Laplanders and Siberians don’t have to fly to the Med for holidays then griff. Until the battery planes roll up I suppose?

Reply to  griff
December 17, 2021 2:26 am

There have been a string of record temperatures in the Antarctic, griff. Record cold temperatures.

A Freezing Antarctic Winter Shatters Records”

A Freezing Antarctic Winter Shatters Records – The American Spectator | USA News and Politics

It’s a game of two very different hemispheres.

Reply to  griff
December 17, 2021 4:01 am

And more lies spewed by the lie spewing liar. Bless your little heart, sweety.

Richard Page
Reply to  griff
December 17, 2021 4:51 am

So? 1 years unusually warm weather. If this carries on for 29 more years in the same region then we could consider it climate change, otherwise not. Remind me of this again in 2028 please Griffy – until then, give the bleating a rest.

To bed B
Reply to  Richard Page
December 17, 2021 9:55 am

The issue here is that changes at the site will lead to records rather than climate. This example is a record for a site that has shifted twice in the past 100 years. It’s warmed twice as fast as the globe, and that was greatest between 1900 and 1940, so nothing to do with emissions, possibly not even local climate.

Climate believer
Reply to  griff
December 17, 2021 5:31 am

Short lived high temperatures in that part of the world are not a sign of global warming™, they are natural, and often result from a Rossby wave pattern in the jet stream creating high pressure cells that are blocked around those higher latitudes. CO² is not doing this.

2020 was supposedly the warmest year on record for Europe, but Finland’s summer months temperature average of the year 1980 compared to 2020, doesn’t show much call for alarm.

However, as has been pointed out here many times, the climate misery /sarc, is found in winter.

…. so instead of ~-14°C it’s ~-10°C

Finland average temp summer 19802020.png
Climate believer
Reply to  Climate believer
December 17, 2021 5:32 am


Finland average temp winter 19802020.png
Tom Abbott
Reply to  griff
December 17, 2021 6:06 am

It all depends on the jet stream orientation. If you are south of the jet stream, you have warm weather, and if you are north of the jet stream, you have cold weather.

Now show us how CO2 relates to the configuration of the jet stream.

It looks like the UK is south of the jet stream. Enjoying that mild weather? Setting any record highs? Enjoy it while it lasts. The next dip in the jet stream will be coming along soon. Then it will get cold in the UK.


Tom Abbott
Reply to  Tom Abbott
December 17, 2021 6:30 am

Look how big the high-pressure system is that is sitting over the UK (rotating clockwise), with the UK at the center, which is where the warmest temperatures will occur.

It’s always warmest at the center of a high-pressure system. That’s one way you can spot the center on a temperature chart: Just look for the hottest temperature.

High-pressure systems tend to becalm the air underneath them. That’s a large area of potential becalmed windmills, isn’t it.

Reply to  griff
December 17, 2021 8:20 am

It really is fascinating how things that have been happening for hundreds of thousands of years, are proof that this time it was caused by CO2.

December 17, 2021 3:16 am

And right now we are closing up on temperatures more befitting of Siberia here in the Mediterranean.

Well, North-Aegean that is. Lows of 3 C last night and forecasts of freezing conditions later in the forecast. And with high winds and humidity it is freaking cold. I am Norwegian, so I am not joking… Mean day T here in Des. is apx. 14 C. Forecast now says snow even in central-Greece lowlands (meteo). Brrrr

Reply to  ADAV
December 17, 2021 5:03 am

Yes. I was in Greece one year just before Christmas when we had snow. People who only go on holiday in the summer tend not to realise just how cold it can get in winter.

Reply to  Disputin
December 17, 2021 10:35 am

There are ski resorts as far south as Peloponnesus

Joseph Zorzin
December 17, 2021 3:25 am

Time to invest in real estate in the arctic.

Joseph Zorzin
December 17, 2021 3:29 am

It’s a big planet- there will always, every day, be some place with a record whatever.

December 17, 2021 4:06 am

So, the human hating leftards at bbc and WMO are telling the same lies they always tell. Yawn.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  2hotel9
December 17, 2021 4:45 am
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
December 17, 2021 5:18 am

You too can live the life of fishermen in Ghana, if you listen to the nuts a Yale.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Scissor
December 17, 2021 5:29 am

That article says but we must leave the Indigenous people as they are. I post many comments on that web site (as Mountain-man)- and I posted to that article- what happens when the Indigenous people decide to become modern with shopping centers, airports, factories, etc.?

Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
December 17, 2021 5:56 am

So they’re knocking down half of Yale and rewilding it then?

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  observa
December 17, 2021 6:01 am

good idea, I’ll go back to the site and recommend it!

Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
December 17, 2021 6:39 am

The true Axis of Evil, China, Russia and the Ivy League.

Michael in Dublin
December 17, 2021 5:17 am

If I were to use the BBC reasoning I could show that a very low temperature in a very hot place is proof of a new ice age.

Reply to  Michael in Dublin
December 17, 2021 5:49 am

If I were to use the BBC reasoning…”

A room with rubber wallpaper beckons….

Michael in Dublin
Reply to  fretslider
December 18, 2021 8:29 am

Are you insinuating a lunatic asylum? I wonder if the it is the inmates who escaped who are running places like the BBC and many of our western governments?

Tom Abbott
December 17, 2021 6:00 am

From the article: “I wonder why the BBC/WMO don’t want us to know these facts?”

They have something to sell that doesn’t match reaity.

December 17, 2021 6:46 am

I don’t know about Siberian temps, but in the northern tier of the US it is not unusual at all to experience a brief spike in temp – what people before warmunism used to call a “heat wave” that would get close to 100 deg F. Just as subtropical areas like Florida, the Bahamas, Cuba etc usually get at least one cold front lasting a day or two with temps down in the mid to low 20s.

It’s called “weather” not “climate”.

December 17, 2021 6:52 am

I knew a guy back in the early 90’s (before “global warming” was a thing — we were still talking about acid rain and the ozone hole then…) who’d lived in northern Finland for a few years in the early 80’s and he indicated it could easily get up around 100 degrees north of the Arctic Circle since the sun never went down, so it never was able to cool off.

Anthony Banton
December 17, 2021 7:45 am

“And apart from the exceptional temperature last year and in 1988, there is no evidence that Siberian summers are getting hotter in overall terms.”

There most certainly is …..

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Dave Fair
Reply to  Anthony Banton
December 17, 2021 12:16 pm

Anthony, thank you for showing the warming half of an approximately 70-year cooling and warming cycle. It is particularly evident at locations that show amplified Arctic cooling and warming.

Reply to  Anthony Banton
December 17, 2021 2:04 pm

Banton talking bollox as usual!
Have you ever been to Siberia or Ural?

Of course not!
I happen to live there, and can inform you, summers are sure NOT getting warmer, in fact we invented a new term in Russian for it.
“Green winter”,
cos apart from the odd hot days and apart from the exceptional heat wave of 2010, it’s been pretty awful wet and cold the last few summers.

Of course for 6 degrees north of us it’s normal in the mosquito ravaged summer months for it to be pretty torid warm because the bleedin’ sun never goes down for 24 hrs a day.
Come and spend your summer months in Murmansk and you will see what I mean….
Stoopid British islanders as usual, rabitting on about stuff they know SWEET FA about!

Anthony Banton
Reply to  pigs_in_space
December 18, 2021 2:16 am

Then address the YT video.
The people interviewed damn well live there … and they dont agree.
And neither does the data.
No matter how you deny it.

December 17, 2021 8:03 am

Indeed average summer temperatures at Verkhoyansk are no higher now than they were a century ago

Not quite right. Paul’s plot shows ‘max’ temps, not ‘average’. When you look at the ‘mean of the mean daily temperature’ using the same source you can see that location set record mean summer temperatures this year. The source data also show a summer warming trend of +0.25C per decade since 1950. So yes, warming.

Reply to  TheFinalNail
December 17, 2021 8:40 am

I said ‘this year’, but the data end in 2018. If reports are right, then summer 2021 has continued the warming summer trend, if not increased it.

Reply to  TheFinalNail
December 17, 2021 9:27 am


As has been established many times, the average temp is slightly warmer mostly because of a slight warming in overnight temperatures – not so much in maximum daytime temps. This is a good thing and nothing to get your panties in a bunch over.

You need to stop trying to spread alarm because you’re not very good at it.

Reply to  meab
December 17, 2021 11:51 am

You may have noticed that I was quoting the author’s (mis)use of the term ‘average’. Or you may not have…

Dave Fair
Reply to  TheFinalNail
December 17, 2021 12:13 pm

Other that the addition of the 1980-90s warming to the 1920-30s warming, what have you got? You have minimal to zero 21s Century warming, that’s what. We’re coming out of the Little Ice Age, fer Crist’s sake. Please gather a decade or so of additional data before you set out to destroy Western civilization.

Reply to  Dave Fair
December 18, 2021 12:09 am

“Other that the addition of the 1980-90s warming to the 1920-30s warming, what have you got? You have minimal to zero 21s Century warming…”

I’m using the data source provided by the author. It shows a rise in average summer temperatures at that location of +0.25C per decade since the 1950s; that’s over 1.7C warming in average summer temperatures in just 70 or so years. Hardly ‘minimal to zero’. Average summer temperatures are certainly a lot higher than they were a century ago, contrary to the author’s claim. Remember, his source, not mine.

Reply to  TheFinalNail
December 17, 2021 4:31 pm

0.25 of 1 degree C every 10 years?

So if I went outside to wash my car today, and it was say 15 degrees, that would be 0.25 of one degree warmer than it was when I washed my car back in 2011, ie 14.75C.

Well, that’s it then – the car stays dirty.
Much too hot to work at car washing now, hey FN?

Reply to  Mr.
December 18, 2021 12:14 am

Yes, a clear warming trend in average summer temperatures at that location, despite the author’s claim that there isn’t one. You’d imagine that people aspiring to be called skeptics would check claims like this, wouldn’t you? They seldom do though, not here anyway.

John Bell
December 17, 2021 9:56 am

I recall 1988 in Wisconsin, DROUGHT OMG did not see a single mosquito all summer, and when it is a wet spring there the skeeters are crazy bad.

December 17, 2021 10:23 am

This claimed record is a bit suspicious, firstly the GSOD data for the station in question has no data at all for 20/21 June 2020, and secondly a comparison with near neighbours shows that the period of heatwave temperatures may be a degree C or two too high:

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Dave Fair
Reply to  climanrecon
December 17, 2021 1:08 pm

Are you telling us that the record was set using no data? Out of which orifice did they pull such “data?”

There are only two periods over the entire summer with which one could use as baselines to homogenize June 20-21 Verhojansk up against the other two sites: June 24-25 and 27-28. Even then, one couldn’t get a 4 C hike in Verhojansk against the other two sites for June 20-21. All other dates in June and July have the other two sites’ temperatures at or above Verhojansk’s.

Are you sure there is no data measurements for Verhojansk on June 20 and 21? I don’t want to get worked up over nothing.

Reply to  Dave Fair
December 17, 2021 1:25 pm

The GSOD data that I have (obtained via OGIMET, which gets it from NOAA) has no data for 20/21 June 2020, but it is a “derived product”, derived from “raw” data, which might be hourly temperature measurements, and with quality control operations that I’ve not been able to find a specification for. I’m guessing that 38C is somewhere in archived “raw” data, and that a quality control procedure did not put it into GSOD because it was “too high”.

Dave Fair
Reply to  climanrecon
December 17, 2021 3:52 pm

Well, the June 20-21 data are certainly outliers compared to all other June and July measurements. Live by the algorithm, die by the algorithm. Although it appears that one just ignores the results of the algorithm if it doesn’t support the meme. CliSciFi heads I win, tails you lose.

December 17, 2021 11:21 am

Sweeping statements over a single day (Weather) doesn’t establish anything except for those who tries to generate a barrage of misleading claims and lies to support a politically derived narrative that we are in grave danger and only Planetary Saviors (politicians) can save us.

The whole power grab is transparent and absurd.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Sunsettommy
December 17, 2021 12:39 pm

But it is working, ST, at least for now. The only solace I take is in Abraham Lincoln’s “… you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.”

Reply to  Sunsettommy
December 17, 2021 1:35 pm

Indeed, the WMO expert panel is full of “big hitters”, they are trawling through archived datasets looking for these headline grabbing records, read all about it here:


Dave Fair
Reply to  climanrecon
December 17, 2021 4:14 pm

The WMO expert panel had to dream up a new category (Arctic area) to give it the new record. I note with amusement that the majority of WMO’s rainfall records occurred in the mid-20th Century. And Death Valley’s 1913 world temperature record still stands.

peter dimopoulos
December 17, 2021 1:42 pm

We need Mediterranean weather everywhere….that way, we won’t have to fly to Greece, Italy, Spain, Egypt……think of the savings….oh wait…it will damage their tourist economy…never mind.

chris norman
December 17, 2021 9:02 pm

Arctic ice maximum extent in millions of square kilometrs.Year, area, date.

2016…….. 14.52……..March 24
2017…….. 14.43……..March 7
2018…….. 14.48……..March 17
2019…….. 14.78……..March 3
2020…….. 15.05……..March 5…………………Giss claim hottest year ever.
2021…….. 14.77……..March 21

Source NSIDC.

Reply to  chris norman
December 17, 2021 11:54 pm

What does Arctic sea ice extent – measured over a few years – have to do with the global average temperature – measured over a few years?

Why don’t you post a complete list since 1979?

Anthony Banton
Reply to  chris norman
December 18, 2021 2:12 am

The usual one dimensional thinking from you it seems.
All warming is caused by CO2.
All warming is evenly spread across the Earth’s surface at any one and all times.
Arctic weather drives the melt season on top of the generally greater energy available in the climate system due AGW.
Hence natural variation in the depth of seasonal melt.

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