World Climate Widget – stats

(see below to get the widget on your sidebar)

Latest UAH global temperature anomaly graph:

University of Alabama – Huntsville (UAH) – Dr. Roy Spencer – Base Period 1981-2010 – Click the pic to view at source

NOTE: The standard UAH baseline is now 1979-2010.

Data source is here: UAH lower troposphere data

Latest MLO CO2 graph:

Mauna Loa CO2

Source data: ftp://ftp.cmdl.noaa.gov/ccg/co2/trends/co2_mm_mlo.txt

Latest SOHO MDI image:


Here are the sources for current values of the sunspot count and solar radio flux:



This sidebar widget can be used for any website or blog by anyone free of charge.

There are only two requirements for its use:

1. It links back to this page so that others may find how to use it.

2. It is not modified or sold for any commercial purpose

Here is the HTML code to place in your WordPress or website sidebar:

<a href="http://wattsupwiththat.com/widget/">

<img title="Click to get your own widget"


alt="Click to get your own widget" width="166" height="223" /></a>

Simply cut and paste the code into Notepad (or other text editor) to clear any formatting then paste into your website sidebar section as HTML.

Or you may also simply copy and paste the entire widget image from above. The image URL for the widget image is:



If you want to add the image to Mac OS X Dashboard, open the link in Safari:


Select “Open in Dashboard” under the file menu.

Click on the image.

Click the “Add” button.

I make no guarantees on the timeliness of update or 24/7 availability of the widget. Typically it is updated once a month in the first week of the month.

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October 18, 2009 6:50 pm

Neat, Anthony! Is there a way to explain the purple line in a simple way?
REPLY: Mauna Loa CO2 in ppm since 1979 to match the UAH record. -A

David L. Hagen
October 18, 2009 7:12 pm

Per Ron’s query, suggest using the same color for the line and CO2 ppm and text. They appear different to me.

Mike Bryant
October 18, 2009 7:17 pm

Hmmmm they look like the same color to me…

David L. Hagen
October 18, 2009 7:20 pm

Another suggestion is to put the label and color number closest to the line on the right.
e.g CO2 # on top right closest to the purple at the top right
Temperature anomaly # at the bottom right as closer to the temperature line.
Currently spotless days in this sunspot minimum would be an impressive number as it is breaking records – though sunspots is the useful more long lived parameter.
It might be interesting to experiment with red above the temperature line and blue below as hotter/cooler.

Sioned L
October 18, 2009 7:22 pm

I have no website or blog. Anyway to get it on my google homepage as one of their wigets?

David L. Hagen
October 18, 2009 7:24 pm

Suggest wrapping “Anomaly” onto the second line and overwrite the graph (its blank there).
That would give a simpler main line comparable to the CO2 line.
Suggest adding the leading “0” before the decimal point. The dot easily gets lost to where it looks like 42 C rather than 0.42 C.
On difference between Mike and my perceptions, suggest running the differences by a color blindness / communications checker so that most people can see the difference.
Possibly add right/left arrows to the line, though I would hope most would know CO2 is steadily increasing.

October 18, 2009 7:32 pm


October 18, 2009 7:46 pm

David L. Hagen (19:12:10) :
Per Ron’s query, suggest using the same color for the line and CO2 ppm and text. They appear different to me.

They are different, per color picker from colorzilla
The text “388 ppm is color triplet 223:68:156
The CO2 trace on the graph is color triplet 214:7:223
I am red/green color blind and they appear very different to me.

Kum Dollison
October 18, 2009 8:05 pm

Right now, the most fascinating thing to me is the way Dr. Spencer’s SST chart is leading the UAH Atmospheric chart around by the nose. I don’t know if it’d be possible, but it would make a great “overlay.”

Don Shaw
October 18, 2009 8:12 pm

Again thanks,
I have been looking for a site that consolidates important data and this latest is just great.

October 18, 2009 8:37 pm

As an inbred moron, I’m not sure I did this right. I have it in the sidebar, but the link is back to this page. Do I win a Hansen award?
REPLY: That’s what is supposed to happen for now, later this page will contain more detailed info on climate…but this is all in development now. You did it right. -A

October 18, 2009 8:50 pm

Excellent idea and well done. This is a visually appealing widget. Thanks for the effort!

Ron de Haan
October 18, 2009 9:00 pm

Great Idea Anthony, great Widget.
For the future the following suggestion, please add:
1. sea level graph
2. Arctic and Antarctic Ice extend (or global ice extend to keep it simple)
3. Tropical Storm Activity

Mr Lynn
October 18, 2009 9:12 pm

Any idea how to get this into Dashboard on OS X?
/Mr Lynn
REPLY: Does it have a feature to make a link to a web page? if so use that

Mike McEvoy
October 18, 2009 9:26 pm

You might want to add current IPCC projections as a baseline for the data – projected vs actual.

Ubique of Perth WA
October 18, 2009 9:41 pm

Would it be too wicked to show the range of IPCC temperature projections on the same graph, i.e. fantasy vs reality. Or just too impractical?

October 18, 2009 10:12 pm

Solar Wind speed would be nice ?
Maybe something on Artic and Antarctic sea ice anomoly ?
Excellent little widget !!

Reply to  GGM
November 20, 2014 6:41 am

solar wind would be nice……if it impacted climate……..

Jonathan Castle
October 18, 2009 10:58 pm

Many thanks for a cool widget.

October 18, 2009 11:35 pm

Agree with GGM that solar windspeed would be a good addition, seems like there is room for more solar data and reduce the sunspot and flux info to the same font size as co2 and air temp.
Like it! Thanks Anthony.

October 19, 2009 12:00 am

Dear Anthony, very nice, added to http://motls.blogspot.com/

October 19, 2009 12:08 am

What is the normal period/dataset for the anomaly presented in this widget?

Alan Wilkinson
October 19, 2009 12:19 am

Could you separate the two lines vertically more to make sure a casual glance doesn’t misinterpret co2 as the temperature slope?

October 19, 2009 12:36 am

Any chance for a PHP version?

October 19, 2009 12:50 am

Added to my solar science blog even though its in hiatus as I don’t have enough time to update it 🙁

Keith Minto
October 19, 2009 1:01 am

Great Idea, Anthony…….I use Google gadgets on my sidebar and and its addition there would be useful. It would also create awareness for the general user.

October 19, 2009 1:37 am

Have been reading wuwt for nearly a year now since I found it on andrew bolt’s blog here in Australia
Like your widget and have added it to my web page
keep up the great work

October 19, 2009 2:12 am

Could full image be a little bigger?
I think that time bars should show the number of the year, if not all at least every two of them.
Below the text line of number of sunspots, could you add the date?

John Silver
October 19, 2009 3:02 am

The purple line can be confused for a a trend line for temperature. It confused me. I’m confused.

Chris Schoneveld
October 19, 2009 3:04 am

And why not also SST and OHC?

Mark N
October 19, 2009 3:17 am

Annual Sea temperatures around the British Isles?
I’ve been looking for this on the web and keep running into stuff with a AGW agenda and not giving the facts, just interpretations.
I’m told October is the warmest but cant find information to back this statement up.
Any ideas would be welcome

October 19, 2009 4:07 am

I am trying to duplicate this graph with this web site tools:http://www.woodfortrees.org
Anyone succeeded to do it?
I want to add it to my blog http://simonfiliatrault.blogspot.com/ but would like to tell people how to duplicate the result from raw data.

Tom in Florida
October 19, 2009 5:47 am

Would like to see the baseline being used for the anomoly so that new viewers understand it is not based on the entire climate history of the planet.

Steven Hill
October 19, 2009 5:58 am

Nice! Thanks!

October 19, 2009 6:36 am

I hope somebody can make this into an Apple OS X widget.

Jon Jewett
October 19, 2009 6:41 am

A suggestion for an addition, but it would make your widget even more political.
Countdown timers to the END OF THE WORLD as per various “noted persons”.
Gordon Brown, PM Great Britain, says we have 50 days.
In January 2006, Rush Limbaugh started a ten year countdown clock for Al Gore. On his clock, we have 6 years, 3 months.
If you have an interest in putting music to the item, I suggest
It is a mass written for the “End of Time” i.e. the end of the world. In Anno Domini 1000 . All the “learned people” have been getting it wrong for over a thousand years.
Steamboat Jack

October 19, 2009 7:23 am

If you want to add the image to Mac OS X Dashboard, open the link in Safari:
Select “Open in Dashboard” under the file menu.
Click on the image.
Click the “Add” button.

Mr Lynn
October 19, 2009 8:19 am

I asked, “Any idea how to get this into Dashboard on OS X?”
Anthony replied: “Does it have a feature to make a link to a web page? if so use that.”
Dashboard is apparently an application that downloads widgets from Apple’s own site, here: http://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/?r=dbw
To add a widget, one must be an Apple Developer: “Apple Developer Connection (ADC) members are eligible to submit products for possible listing on the Mac OS X Downloads website.” See this page:
Anyone here competent to do this?
/Mr Lynn

October 19, 2009 8:22 am

I’m a registered (and experienced – 20+ years) iPhone and Mac developer – would love to help you produce an iPhone app – usually do corporate stuff, so this would be terrific fun.

October 19, 2009 8:41 am

Dashboard is apparently an application that downloads widgets from Apple’s own site, here: http://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/?r=dbw
No… Dashboard has been built into the Finder starting with v10.5 (Tiger).
It should activate when you hit “F12” on your keyboard.

October 19, 2009 9:03 am

Ack… Let me clarify my last statement, because what I meant to say and what I did say are two completely different things. I was trying to be brief and to finish the posting before heading out on an errand and what I said came out wrong.
Yes, Dashboard can download “widgets” from Apple’s site. Those widgets can do a lot of things, but the functionality you are looking for is built into Dashboard … you don’t need to download anything.
Just follow the steps I laid out earlier and a “web clip” of the “World Climate Widget” will appear on your “Dashboard”, which is toggled by hitting F12 (on some laptops, I think it might be a lower numbered Fn-key).

October 19, 2009 10:02 am

Works well in my blog here: http://agbjarn.blog.is
I had to scale it down a bit so it is now 140 pixels wide and 188 pixels high. A bit smaller, but looks good.

Joel Shore
October 19, 2009 10:37 am

I am surprised that nobody so far has commented on the relative scaling of the axes for CO2 and temperature. The CO2 line is drawn such that temperatures would have to rise more than 0.5 C / decade in order to have the same slope as it. This rise is much higher than the rise that the IPCC expects. (0.15 to 0.2 C / decade would be more appropriate but would have not have had the visual effect that you presumably desired.)

John Edmondson
October 19, 2009 11:34 am

If you use the right scaling factor , there is a good match between UAH and CO2 at about 100ppm/Degree C
I tried this on Woodfor trees:-

John Edmondson
October 19, 2009 11:39 am

Sorry 200ppm/Degree C

October 19, 2009 11:54 am

Why not call it the WUWT-World Climate? We know it is a Widget, no need to spell it out!
If you could fit global sea level and global; ocean heat content, that would complete the picture.

David Schnarae
October 19, 2009 12:14 pm

What is the baseline for the temperature anomoly? 0.42 deg above what?

John Edmondson
October 19, 2009 12:42 pm

Also using Hadcrut over the full CO2 range
According to the Met Office this 200ppm/Degree C slope is about to change to 20ppm/Degree C over the next 40 years. A whole order of magnitude faster. I think not?

Sarah from Saskatchewan
October 19, 2009 12:51 pm

This is a great idea Anthony.
Please look into making it available as a mobile app for iphone, and a google gadget

October 19, 2009 12:57 pm

Edmondson I got close also with this one on woodfortrees.

October 19, 2009 1:02 pm

Ok – how about a Vista “Gadget” for MS desktop? Doable? I know the weather gadget obviously calls for data. My opinion of the widget is A++ for elegance and simplicity.

Mr Lynn
October 19, 2009 1:57 pm

PSU-EMS-Alum (09:03:39) :
. . . Yes, Dashboard can download “widgets” from Apple’s site. Those widgets can do a lot of things, but the functionality you are looking for is built into Dashboard … you don’t need to download anything.
Just follow the steps I laid out earlier and a “web clip” of the “World Climate Widget” will appear on your “Dashboard”, which is toggled by hitting F12 (on some laptops, I think it might be a lower numbered Fn-key).

Thanks for “the steps I laid out earlier.” I missed them before, so let me quote, for others (like Mark, above, in case he didn’t see it):

If you want to add the image to Mac OS X Dashboard, open the link in Safari:
Select “Open in Dashboard” under the file menu.
Click on the image.
Click the “Add” button.

BTW, although Dashboard is integrated with the Finder, it is a separate application (look in Applications). What I didn’t know was that you could add widgets to Dashboard directly from websites (via Safari), rather than just from Apple’s Dashboard page. That makes it much cooler. Thanks for the tip!
Maybe Anthony could add that instruction to the top of this thread for other Mac users like me, who may not have ever looked farther down the Safari File menu than ‘New Tab’.
/Mr Lynn

John Nicklin
October 19, 2009 2:04 pm

A great widget Anthony! I have successfully installed it on my blog. I assume that if the temp anomaly drops to, say 0.41, the little arrow will point down?

October 19, 2009 2:23 pm

“Mark N (03:17:57) :
Annual Sea temperatures around the British Isles?
I’ve been looking for this on the web and keep running into stuff with a AGW agenda and not giving the facts, just interpretations.
I’m told October is the warmest but cant find information to back this statement up.
Any ideas would be welcome”
cheers David

John Edmondson
October 19, 2009 2:47 pm

@ Simon Filiatrault (12:57:25) :
Yes , Wood for trees is a very good source. I think 1C = 175+/- 25 ppm CO2 , so roughly 0.01C/year = No Panic

Alan W.
October 19, 2009 2:59 pm

Shouldn’t the CO2 begin at the same baseline as the temp anomaly?
As a non “science” guy this chart appears to support AGW… At any moment, I’d expect to see the temp to shoot up. Since weather isn’t climate – or so someone keeps telling me.
Since the temp number is an anomaly from a 30-year average, it would be logical that 1979 CO2 level would be at the 0 temp baseline in year 1979 since both temp and CO2 level would be starting from the same point in time.
Starting it below the baseline creates a visual hook of a connection.

F. Ross
October 19, 2009 5:00 pm

Since I only have dial-up Internet access, a number of years ago – for my homepage I created an htm page on my PC including many links I use often and a nice background image. Gives me a very quick access to home page . [example path=]
Long story short:
I pasted the link to your new World Climate widget into my home page; works great and livens up the background image too.

F. Ross
October 19, 2009 5:15 pm

There are only two requirements for its use:
1. It links back to this page so that others may find how to use it.
2. It is not modified or sold for any commercial purpose

At some time in the future wouldn’t it be better to have the widget link point to WUWT’s home page [where the widget also appears, of course]
Since no one else has access to my home page, would your condition #1 be violated if I pointed your widget to your home page? May I have that permission?

Joel Shore
October 19, 2009 6:04 pm

John Edmundson:
I would say your scaling of the CO2 curve is clearly too low and this one, with almost double the slope for CO2 fits better: http://www.woodfortrees.org/plot/hadcrut3gl/from:1940/to:2009/plot/esrl-co2/from:1940/to:2009/scale:0.011/offset:-3.7

According to the Met Office this 200ppm/Degree C slope is about to change to 20ppm/Degree C over the next 40 years. A whole order of magnitude faster. I think not?

I don’t think the Met Office is saying that. That would correspond to a transient climate response of over 13 C per CO2 doubling. The actual best estimate for the transient climate response is somewhere around or just over 2 C per CO2 doubling (i.e., somewhat less than the best estimate of 3 C per CO2 doubling for the equilibrium climate sensitivity).

October 19, 2009 6:11 pm

Thanks for providing that widget Anthony. I have now put it on my blog too. What would be the chances of getting the code for the AMSR-E Sea Ice widgetand the DMI Arctic temperature widget also? As I would love to put those in my side bar too.

October 19, 2009 9:19 pm

Anthony, I have a Mac with Dashboard. How can I get this widget for my Dashboard? I’m a little confused as to how to download. It looks pretty cool, too.

: read comments above. Solution posted for OSX – A

Alan Wilkinson
October 20, 2009 12:10 am

The sunspot and flux current values are chalk and cheese with the historic record chart.
Wouldn’t it be better as two separate panels within the same widget, one showing current values and the other showing the historic time sequences?
Sea temperature and global sea ice are obvious additions.

October 20, 2009 4:39 pm

I love it.
How about a picture of Al Gore beating a polar bear with a hockey stick?

Mr Lynn
October 21, 2009 8:15 am

Eleven sunspots today?
And what’s that number, ‘1028’, with the vertical line into the Sun mean?
/Mr Lynn

October 21, 2009 7:19 pm

Michael McCullough (16:39:04) :
This is close…
Yeah is there a sunspot? Soho image looks fairly uniform to me.

steptoe fan
October 22, 2009 6:42 pm

OK, really do like this ….
want to have it be my desktop ( centered ) in windows XP but XP is an “appliance” for me so is there any hope and if so, how to ???
Browser is Firefox … if that helps, can add the google desktop bar, if that helps …

October 23, 2009 5:53 am

BBC suggest we take a slant one way or another. ,

Kelly Morris
October 23, 2009 9:21 am

Hi Anthony – any way to get this into Google Gadgets? Would love to see this on our windows desktops.

October 23, 2009 4:23 pm

The widget reads: sunspot number = 0, yet it is actually around 30. What is up with that?
REPLY: We are coding the automation still, note that it is in early Alpha. But push a manual fix in – Thanks for the heads up on the error -A
UPDATE: the coding is doing exactly what it is supposed to. The file http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/ftpdir/indices/DSD.txt shows zero for SSN. -A

Paul Coppin
October 24, 2009 8:11 am

Perhaps make the sunspot reference number (on the orb itself) black or some other dark colour – not easily readible in white at widget size.

October 25, 2009 6:47 pm

Looking at that 1979-2009 record, I keep asking myself, “What’s the Standard Deviation” of the temperature numbers?
I suspect it might be on the order of 0.2 or 0.3 C. In which case any claim of a “trend” is statistically meaningless!

October 26, 2009 1:44 pm

Thanks, Anthony, for your help on Mac OSX. Now, is there a version of this for PalmPre? Sorry I have so many questions these days.

David L. Hagen
October 27, 2009 6:44 am

See: Maybe the sun really means business this time

Leif Svalgaard (20:48:17) :
savethesharks (20:39:08) :
Hey….you said “beware the solar flux value”….so that’s why I asked the question
I had already seen the confusion. Even Anthony’s widget is ‘wrong’ in this respect. And I have lost count of how many times I have clarified this point and, yes, railed against the misuse or conflation.

October 27, 2009 8:14 am

Will this widget be made available for standard PC users (XP , XP64)?

Milwaukee Bob
October 28, 2009 8:16 am

Great widget. Love it!
I see requests for this and that to be added, most would be interesting… but how about just a simple temperature trend line, broken into 5 or 10 year segments (in darker blue)? it would make a great visual comparison to the CO2 (@ Mona Loa) line….
Hmmm, wish we had a global average of PPM of CO2 to show, like the global temp line… Yes, i know I’m paranoid for not trusting the measurement of a supposedly “well mixed” gas, so near AND up wind from an ACTIVE volcano.

October 30, 2009 8:27 am

Anthony, can I suggest that when the reader clicks on “click here for more information”, that you should provide as part of that information, definitions of sunspot # and some commentary on solar flux. I know how the sunspot number is calculated but many visitors to blogs that host the widget will not. I have no idea what the importance of solar flux is. Some commentary would be nice such as giving the typical minimum and maximum values (is 71 high or low? what is the range from peak year to quiet year? etc.)
REPLY: absolutely, that’s in the works, bear in mind this is early Alpha right now. – Anthony

November 7, 2009 3:12 am

Could somebody tell me what I have to do to publish the widget in my blog (blogspot), please?

November 8, 2009 8:33 am

love the widget!
a temperature trendline would be very helpful.
can’t wait for the iphone application so i can use it while discussing the subject with my warmist friends.

November 8, 2009 10:34 am

Anthony, you may want to consider pulling the Solar Flux and Sunspot numbers from http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/ftpdir/latest/SGAS.txt rather than http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/ftpdir/indices/DSD.txt. DSD is data one day old – SGAS is relatively current. Just a suggestion. By the way I added your widget on the sidebar of my solar data page as an alternative to what I produce. I really like it!
73 de Paul N0NBH
REPLY: Thank you, that is high praise. Most appreciated. – Anthony

November 9, 2009 5:32 am

I live in Central England and decided to ignore all the verbiage around global warming/cooling and just look for data. I went to the British Met Office website and, after a bit of rummaging, found
This lists the Monthly Mean Central England Temperatures in Degrees C from 1659 to date
This can also be found on
As well as data for each month, these sites also provide the annual temperature for each year.
In 1659 the temperature for the year was 8.83 C and in 2008 was 9.96 C.
In 1779 the temperature for the year is shown as 10.40 C, and if the folks of that time could cope with that, then I reckon that we who are living in Central England now can probably manage also.
For the less numerate, this data can be seen in graphic form on
This shows three graphs for the period 1659 to date , being Annual (J-D), Winter (DJF) and Summer (JJA)
So, as far as I’m concerned, there’s nothing to worry about.
Finally, thank you for your site – a beacon of sense in a mad world.

November 11, 2009 2:40 pm

Any ETA for the iPhone version?
And do you think after their withdrawal from the USCoC over Global Warming, that they will let you put it on the App Store? Ha!
Al Gore is on the board there you know…

November 11, 2009 9:19 pm

really love this widget., but is’t updates everyday..

Tony Carey
November 15, 2009 1:17 am

The hypothesis below may be of interest:
Hypothesis: The opening 11,000 years ago of the Bering Strait not only increased temperatures but also introduced an extra stabilising factor into global temperatures. Whereas prior to this the Arctic ocean had acted with destabilising feedback from the sea ice and its albedo, since then there has been some form of stabilising feedback – perhaps one in which the strength of the MOC has been inversely proportional to global temperature or alternatively/additionally one in which increases in global temperature increase the amount of Southern Ocean water entering the South Atlantic.
Ref Sandal & Nof 2008 * :
Journal of physical oceanography
2008, vol. 38, no9, pp. 1979-1991 [13 page(s) (article)] (3/4 p.

R. Craigen
November 20, 2009 6:27 am

Anthony: your widget appears to have been stuck on the Nov. 13 Data for a few days. For example, yesterday’s sunspot count was 30 but the widget read 0; the flux number was 77 but the widget read 74.

November 21, 2009 5:40 am

It appears that this widget hasn’t updated since October. Any info on that problem?

November 21, 2009 6:58 pm

are you still beating your puppy?
you fools are what Dick Cheyney called “stump broke ponies”.
stump broke to the politicians and corporate big $… look…. just follow the $ and see that by and large, those deliers are the one with the most ot lose. and they will fight and recruit igniramouses galore to help them. Even a Nobel Prize does not insulate you from ignorance. I have known Nobel winners who are still very non-reflective…. remember, Hitler had “god science” on his side. Keep your eyes and ears open, wake the #$%@# up and realize what the science is saying!

November 21, 2009 8:47 pm

Any significance to the content of this email from the list?

Gregg E.
November 22, 2009 12:40 am

Is there any way to put this into a Windows Vista or 7 Sidebar Gadget?

R. Craigen
November 22, 2009 3:11 pm

The widget still appears to be stuck on data almost 2 weeks old. Today’s sunspot number is 14 (it’s been in the 30’s for a few days) and flux is 76, not 74.

November 22, 2009 3:30 pm

Están muy interesantes los Widgets.

November 23, 2009 5:03 am

Any way to create a vista/windows 7 sidebar gadget of this?

Dr. Lurtz
November 23, 2009 6:41 am

How about showing the smoothed actual Sunspot numbers for Cycle 23 until now?
And why not show the NASA Sunspot prediction curve, so that we can compare actual to Government predictions.

R. Craigen
November 23, 2009 8:14 pm

The widget is now only one day out of date. Yesterday’s sunspot#/flux was 13/76 (as the widget shows) whereas today’s is 0/76. Seems there’s an irregular time lag, but 24 hour lag is better than a week and a half. Thx.
REPLY: I’m sorry about that. the code broke, and then Climategate broke, and then…

R. Craigen
November 24, 2009 2:10 pm

Maybe you should feed the data directly from (what I take to be) the original source. Also what could be done is to include the day for reference by solar data, if keeping it current remains problematic.
I’m not sure that “solar flux” means anything to the general public.
Excellent tool, by the way — I’m not attempting to criticize, only hoping to help you fine-tune it. When they click on “info about the widget” you should take them to a page briefly describing the significance/context of each element of the widget (such as why “flux” is important, and what a 73, versus a 17 or 102 signifies), and the source of data. On that page there could be a link to this discussion page, info about the development of the widget, and instructions for acquiring it.

Rob H
November 25, 2009 4:50 am

Any chance of getting this widget on Andriod?

R. Craigen
November 25, 2009 8:59 pm

The widget is 3 lagging by 3 days again. Sorry to bug, just FYI. Today there are no spots, but widget says 13

R. Craigen
November 26, 2009 6:36 am

Seems to be up-to-date this AM.

November 26, 2009 8:07 am

It would be better if you can do it in degrees F.

November 27, 2009 1:34 pm

Why hasn’t the widget updated the CO2 levels for October? It is still showing September ppm when October’s values were released in the first week of November.
By the way, October CO2 ppm are down to 384.

November 28, 2009 2:15 pm

There should be a note cautioning that the CO2 scale was chosen arbitrarily to make it look like the temperature tracks the CO2.

November 30, 2009 1:53 pm

Great job Anthony!
To add the widget to as a Vista gadget I used freeware software from the company below. It worked really well and can be used for Mac OS’s as well.

December 3, 2009 11:47 am

Any way to get this for a Blackberry?

December 3, 2009 6:35 pm

Hi, can you review my web site and see if I have the link working per your instructions? It is on the left side of the page. thanks I’ll look for comments here and on email. http://home.roadrunner.com/~sherwoodweather
[Reply: the widget shows up. ~dbstealey, moderator]

December 4, 2009 11:27 am

Thanks for the upcoming iPHONE widget!

December 4, 2009 11:38 am

The Vanishing Face of Gaia: A FINAL WARNING
by James Lovelock
To fully understand the climatology debates, read James Lovelock’s final book…he is an Earth scientist, not an astrophysicist, and he has data to support his platform – unlike the astrophysicists who have been wrong in their predictions all along because they are not using Earth-based data, only theoretical predictions.
While the climate debate is fueled by the desire of green(back) driven politicos like Al Gore and many in Congress, its effects are real and to be understood as these effects relate to overpopulation of the planet – manure from humans and agricultural animals is a over-arching problem that surpasses the carbon emissions Gore and others like to speak of. They are out to make money, Lovelock is out to help the Planet. A big difference. See what Lovelock has to say.

December 5, 2009 9:35 pm

Could you explain the meaning of Solar Flux number. Looked on internet but couldn’t find a good one. 75 high, low, what’s normal?

December 6, 2009 3:38 pm

For MAC users? Can someone please direct me to the windows widget download?

December 7, 2009 4:23 pm

Great little gadget to push your bias! Using temperature from the lower troposphere will work for some, but it should be averaged with land and ocean temps to be meaningful.
At first glance, the arguments you make here seem science based, until one realizes you are starting with some kind of religious faith that AGW is wrong, which makes you exactly as bad as the people you try to disprove!
For instance, you pervert the conclusions of ice core records- any fool can see CO2 lags temperature in the record we have, but any fool who can read a graph can see that the CO2 concentrations we have now are far higher than the rather remarkably stable record over a million years or so. That says nothing about the effects of CO2 when they exceed the available “sink” of the ocean. A million years is a drop in the bucket and does not address those times in which the CO2 WAS higher than even today, and during which the ocean level was much higher, for example.
Your approach is not one of having an open mind, but of fighting with those you perceive to threaten your view of the matter- which ain’t good science.
[REPLY – I think we are all aware that CO2 varies about 100 ppm from ice age to optimum. Many of us agree current levels of CO2 are c. 1/3 anthropogenic. But most of us don’t think overall feedbacks are positive, therefore CO2 is no threat becuase there is no amplification of the effects. ~ Evan]

Denis Maclaine
December 9, 2009 4:08 pm

Copenhagen Disgrace
It’s outrageous that the document “Copenhagen Diagnosis” being distributed to all delegates by the organisers of the Copenhagen summit on climate change was co-authored by the great data fiddler and very dishonest Michael Mann!
Michael Mann has been ostracised by his peers. Why? Because he fudged widely accepted data on global temperatures to produce his dishonest “hockey stick” used by the gross exaggerator, Al Gore.
For many years, temperature data for the last 1,000 years has been analysed by experts who have agreed on the variations shown which include the Medieval Warming and the Little Ice Age. Mann’s massaging of the data intentionally did away with these to produce his rigged “hockey stick” chart.
In 1996, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) “Second Assessment Summary for Policy Makers” chart on global temperatures included the Medieval Warming, the Little Ice Age and late Twentieth Century warming. However, in 2001, the IPPC uncritically adopted Michael Mann’s fraudulent data and in their 2001 Climate Change Report included a totally different chart using Michael Mann’s rigged figures and showing his ridiculous “hockey stick”.
Following widespread condemnation of Michel Mann’s dishonesty(a), subsequent IPCC reports have included charts omitting the “hockey stick” without explanation. This is also disgraceful, as the 2001 IPPC chart based on rigged data together with al Gore’s hyperbole, were crucial in putting so much unjustified fear and emotion into the whole Global Warming debate. It is clear that the IPPC authors knew that the rigged “hockey stick” data was wrong and sent a very misleading case to the public.
At the Copenhagen Summit, Saudi Arabia has called for an independent investigation into “Climategate”, the scandal over hacked e-mails that threatened to undermine the global-warming negotiations. The emails came from the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU), headed by Phil Jones (since stood down) and widely used by the IPCC. In one email Phil Jones says: “I’ve just completed Mike’s [Mann] Nature [Magazine] trick of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (i.e. from 1981 onwards) and from 1961 for Keith’s [Briffa] to hide the decline [in temperatures].”
(a) See: http://www.climateaudit.org/

December 10, 2009 5:13 am

I would very much like to see the R squared on that linear regression. I’ll bet that is is pretty small. It does not apear to be a very good correlation.

Victor Volcano
December 11, 2009 6:34 pm

Hmmm, often I see these CO2 graphs from the measurements at Mauna Loa, but ooh aah err, isn’t Mauna Loa a VOLCANO, giving off vast amounts of CO2.
Is a volcano the best place to measure CO2 ?
CO2 is not evenly distributed throughout the World.
This is bogus surely ?
See the following book on CO2 .
( PDF FREE Download )

December 12, 2009 8:59 am

Any projected release date on the iphone version?

Leon Brozyna
December 13, 2009 6:16 am

The widget’s showing October 2009 for the Global Temperature Anomaly; I think you mean it to read November 2009 with the uptick of .50°C.

Stephen Wilde
December 13, 2009 8:18 am

Just a thought but I’ve recently noticed that each time solar activity increases a bit the widget shows a tiny shift upward in the CO2.
When the solar activity is lower we seem to get tiny shifts downward in the CO2.
Can anyone produce a graphic showing whether there is any clear link over the period that the widget has been on display here ?
It can’t be that simple not least because natural ENSO type variability in SSTs has a role but the widget might be revealing solar effects on a much faster timescale than the underlying and likely much larger ocean effects in the background.

December 13, 2009 7:34 pm

Not sure if you have seen this. Seems that the “top” countries are pushing for a six year re-examine period. Me thinks Climategate is involved here

December 13, 2009 8:13 pm

Perhaps the best explanation of the deciet of the climate warmers. Please see if you can run this!

December 15, 2009 6:02 am

I love the widget. Can you make it though so when you click on it in come up bigger like the example one for September so it is easier to read? Could you also have some explanation of terms like sunspot and solar flux? My weather page readers would like that. Keep up the good work and have reading a lot of your stuff here and on other blogs. Keep um honest and keep um running. Here’s my web page: http://home.roadrunner.com/~sherwoodweather/ Wideget is on the left side of page.

grumpy old man
December 15, 2009 1:01 pm

It seems to me that there is a correlation between the slope of the CO2 concentration and the temperature. How do I get the raw data to check this out?

December 16, 2009 11:11 am

I just managed to post the widget to my facebook profile. What I did was click on the [Applications] button at the bottom left of the page, then [Browse More Applications] . In the “All Applicatons” page, enter “html” into the search box. “Profile HTML” was the second item listed. I installed that application, and then pasted the code from the instructions into the application. Viola! I have the widget in a box on my fb profile, and anyone who clicks on it will come to this page. A real facebook developer could probably create a widget fairly easily – but that would not be me 🙂

December 17, 2009 5:40 am

Is there a widget correlating sunspots to volcanic activities yet?

June 27, 2011 2:58 pm

For those looking for a Google Gadget version, I was able to get it to work as follows:
Get the “Code Wrapper” widget from
then on iGoogle page, copy and paste “HTML Code” from this site into “embed code” field for this widget.

July 22, 2011 4:24 pm

I just did a quick convert to a windows gadget that auto installs if anyone’s interested.
[snip – untrusted URL, root URL appears to be bogus, possible malware]

Larry Hamlin
August 15, 2011 8:33 pm

The News category on the Our Climate application is nothing but articles from the climate fear crowd. The other categories are well done. Can the News section be made to present more objective information?

November 13, 2011 8:56 am

Any chance of getting the graphs and figures and numbers updated on the actual page above? The temperature anomaly graph stops at January 2011 and it is November. The widget asserts that the current (as of October) anomaly is 0.11C (and has a somewhat compressed graph) but it would be good to be able to see the full graph and running average updated.

November 22, 2011 3:51 pm

I note that the CO2 ‘arrow’ points up yet October at 393.22 is actually a drop on 392.29 the previous month.

November 22, 2011 3:52 pm

sorry typo – that shouls be 392.22! Oops!

Daryl Spindler
December 7, 2011 5:26 am

I’m a novice when it comes to causes of climate change although I do fully understand how statistics can and are manipulated to cause political and economic change. I also know that a Design of Experiments can be easily manipulated to predict a desired outcome. What is amazing that even an amature statistician like myself recognizes that it is impossible to accurately predict with any precision the outcome of a multi-variative enviornment with a single variable. The entire process is absurd and laughable.
That being said, I’ve never seen any discussion about the carbon cycle and in terms of carbon dioxide being emitted from the oceans DUE to global warming. Doesn’t the ideal gas law predict that gasses such as carbon dioxide will be released into the atmosphere as water termperatures rise? Intuitively, that makes more sense to me. I’m interested on the opinion of others.
[Reply: You will get a better response if you post under a current article. ~dbs, mod.]

Nikola Milovic
December 7, 2011 10:52 am

I must write in Serbian, because I don’t speak English enaught in this domain. Use Google to translate it.
Zaista je cudno da nauka i naucnici do sada nisu nasli prave uzroke svih tih pojava na SUNCU, KOJE I DANAS PRETSTAVLJAJU VELIKU ZAGONETKU ZA SVE NAS A POSEBNO ZA ONE KOJI TROSE OGROMNO VRIJEME I NOVAC ZA ODGONETANJE TIH FENOMENA.Napominjem da po mom misljenju zasnovanom na mojim matematickim dokazima o pravim uzrocima tih pojava,nikada se nece doci do prave istine i rjesenja tih problema samo na osnovu mjerenja postojecih pojava.
Ni magnetna polja i sve sto ih prati nisu uzrocnici tih fenomena, vec su i magnetizam i sve ostalo posljedice pravih uzroka , odnosno onih desavanja koji izazivaju promjene svega ostalog.Moram reci da je to stvar medjusobnih konstelacija u samom suncevom sistemu.Ovdje su u pitanju ogromna davanja na istrazivanje tih pojava kako bi se predupredile posljedice po zemaljsku kuglu koje mogu iznenada nastati pod dejstvom tih nepoznatih pojava.Glavni uzrok zagrijavanja zemlje su upravo te pojave, a ljudski faktor u tome je irelevantan.Ja sam utrosio mnogo vremena u razmisljanju o tome sta zapravo izaziva sve to sto se desava na Suncu i dosao do nekih pokazatelja koji se umnogome slazu sa vasim podacima dobijenim mjerenjima, ali kod mene postoji mogucnost za odredjivanje velikog broja ciklusa i podciklusa za sva vremenska razdoblja(proslost,sadasnjost i buducnost), sa odredjivanjem intenziteta dejstva koji su velicine oko x.10exp40 jedinica koje sam ustanovio, gdje se x krece od nekoliko stotina do nekoliko hiljada.
Za ovo bi bilo potrebno napraviti ugovor da se pristupi ovoj realizaciji i ako bi se kojim slucajem desilo da ovo moje ne stima,ja bih odustao od svojih zahtjeva pod uslovom da moje radove u buducnosti niko ne moze koristiti ,ili ako ih noristi da placa penale, jer je sigurno da ovaj dokaz moze obezbijediti mnostvo doktorata iz te oblast samo na osnovu moje ideje o razrjesenju ove enigme.Zato, ako neka jaca institucija ili organizacija ima interesa da se ovo primijeni, molim nemojte smatrati ovo kao mastu nekog anonimca. J a mogu dati da se objavi, a to i trazim ,nesto drugo sto imam kao npr.:
-matematicko-dijagramki dokaz o uzroku nastanka spin zemlje( a mozda i drugih planeta)
-izvodjenje formule za ekscentricitet planete uopste(invarijanta) bez ikakvih astronomskih podataka,
-dokaz uzroka retrogradne rotacije nebeskih tijela.
-korekcija Kenigove teoreme o energiji slobodnog kretanja tijela u prostoru, koja ne vrijedi i tu sam detaljno obradio radijalno kretanje, koje je nosilac spina u odredjenom smislu.
-nov nacin primjene astromonskih velicina u nebeskoj sferi sferna i vektorska trigomometrija.
-neki novi dokazi na elipsi radi lakseg i drugacijeg dokaza Keplerovih jednacina i ostalih kinematicko-dinamickih velicina pri primjeni kretanja po konusnim presjecima.
I am waiting answer and THANKS in advance.
Milovic Nikola, dipl. ing. energ.

January 19, 2012 12:25 am

Wow were into negative territory temperatures and its still dropping. Would not this make the complete UAH record insignificant *temperature trend that is?

john robert louis carmichael
March 27, 2012 11:48 am

volume of ocean water making the floor drop 2000 feet

April 10, 2012 12:12 pm

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May 14, 2012 6:24 am

Words such as truth.

June 4, 2012 1:56 am

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David McKeever
August 22, 2012 11:33 am

If I wanted this widget pasted on my desktop on my home pc (using either linux or windows 7) how would I do that?

David McKeever
August 22, 2012 11:34 am

Also the Our Climate app for Kindle fire or a blackberry would be really nice.

September 23, 2012 8:44 pm

The link to the UAH lower troposphere data is broken… Would you please repair it?

November 1, 2012 3:42 am
November 4, 2012 9:36 pm

IT is cold miserable and rainy her in BC.
East Coast fools……….

January 6, 2013 7:56 am

Robert G. Brown says:
November 13, 2011 at 8:56 am

Any chance of getting the graphs and figures and numbers updated on the actual page above? The temperature anomaly graph stops at January 2011 and it is November. The widget asserts that the current (as of October) anomaly is 0.11C (and has a somewhat compressed graph) but it would be good to be able to see the full graph and running average updated.

Let me repeat what Dr Brown wrote last year. 8<)
On this page at least, the temperature graph stops at December 2010, and now Dec 2013 information is available.
Can we update that please?

January 20, 2013 9:10 am

Could the sunspot activity and solar flares also be graphed in the widget? It would show the influence or lack of influence on global warming.
I watched a program on the Science Channel, narrated by Sam Neil that stated the sun is expanding and heating up and that the Earth will eventually uninhabitable.
I feel that global warming and especially the preventability of global warming is a hoax, perpetrated for profit, prestige and aided by the “bandwagon effect”. Like the the Emperor’s new clothes.

Paul Westhaver
January 24, 2013 5:34 am

Whatever Happened to Global Warmin?
Margaret Wente – Globe and Mail, Canada.

Milovic Nikola
January 24, 2013 6:36 am

Please Mr. Anthony,
to translate a comment: Milovic Nikola says: December 7.2011 at 10:52 am, from Serbian to English.
I think you will not lose anything if you try to translate it. In further discussion, may change the basis for discussion, because in my opinion, the causes of climate change are completely different than what is being debated.
I have a different explanation, only for it to have an agreement.
Regards, Nikola

February 5, 2013 8:01 pm

When will there be an app for the Droid?

February 25, 2013 8:20 am

RACookPE1978 says:
January 6, 2013 at 7:56 am

On this page at least, the temperature graph stops at December 2010, and now Dec 2013 information is available.

Dear RACookPE1978, please tell me what horse will win the fifth race at Hialeah this Saturday coming? (I’ll put a hundred bucks on for you as well.)

April 12, 2013 10:08 pm

I second the request by Brezentski for an Android version of the app – the iPhone one is great, but I made the switch to a Samsung Galaxy.

Steve skinner
May 31, 2013 1:27 pm

how about a droid app?

June 26, 2013 4:01 am

Can’t wait for a Win 7 GADGET for this !

August 4, 2013 5:03 pm

Android please!!!!

September 29, 2013 8:48 am

I am amazed at the amount of pseudo-science. Involved in the climate controversy and the eager acceptance of it. The basis employed is correlation of certain observations and the supposition that a Cause and Effect situation is active. In England from the 1930s to the 1950s there was a high degree of correlation between the number of radio-user licences issued and the number of people required to enter Mental Institutions. This needs no comment.
I also have problems with the basic supposed temperature from which global warming is proposed to increase, both from a measurement and accuracy position and from the theoretical justification position. From what I have read it appears that the earth is considered to be a Perfect Black Body. If the radiation emission constant is less than 1 the standard temperature of the earth will be higher.
Perhaps one of the Climate Scientists can give me a reliable explanation of the theory that will remove my doubts.

October 1, 2013 5:56 pm

The sidebar widget hasn’t updated since June. Perhaps due to the dataset change?

Bush bunny
October 20, 2013 6:27 pm

Someone asked about sea temps in UK. Bloody cold, Australia about 10 F warmer in Sydney, Bermuda super warm, like bathing in a tepid bath. We are experiencing bad bush fires right now some were lit deliberately. Our PM Tony Abbot went out to fight them too, as a volunteer. What Australia should do instead of donating 660 mil to the UNCF, they should reinforce our bush fire defense, buy Elvis ( large fire fighting helicopter that drops lots of water) instead of hiring it, and make sure people don’t build too close to gum trees that light up too easily because of the oil they have in their leaves. They regenerate though. But deciduous trees do not. The toll on homes, properties, live stock, pets and of course humans including our wild life is expensive and heartbreaking. Bet our carbon emissions have increased?

December 14, 2013 9:28 am

Have you already seen the wonderful animated Japanese realtime global wind map?

Paul Westhaver
January 3, 2014 7:15 pm

Saw Michael Mann on MSNBC….said that USA temps this year were the warmest in the history of the globe.??? WTF

Bush bunny
January 3, 2014 8:58 pm

Paul they are saying this too in Oz, by Penny Wong. They are idiots. I remember in the seventies we had a heat wave in Sydney. It was 43 C in Penrith where I was stewarding a dog show. Some dogs died from heat and so did the judges and stewards nearly wilt too. We are experiencing hot weather here on the Northern Tablelands of 30 plus C., but we keep our animals well watered and get the fans out. Queensland are suffering too, but really next week we will get storms and everything will cool down. Bush fires of course don’t need high temps but they can be a worry in some areas. Especially when kids light fires and walk away without any criminal record!

January 3, 2014 9:02 pm

I can also remember high temps in Sydney in 1967, I was eight months pregnant and slowly melting. But a storm came and the temps dropped for 104 F in the shade, and dropped to 65 F in hours. I remember standing outside with arms out stretched enjoying to cold wind. That’s sydney when the southerly busters come in following really hot weather. Inland suffers of course more so.

Bob Kutz
January 14, 2014 7:22 am

Quick note; widget shows Nov 2013, 0.27 C
Should that be Dec 2013, 0.27 C?
Per the data set; http://vortex.nsstc.uah.edu/public/msu/t2lt/tltglhmam_5.6

February 14, 2014 3:59 am

Hi, as a long time lurker I frequently get frustrated by the colour ( UK here) coding of variables in geographic analyses with an adjacent reference bar of colours. The recent snow depth graphic for the USA triggered this comment.
I may be a bit colour challenged.
Is is possible to provide a ‘detachable’ or repeat of the reference bar that can be moved over the main graphic so comparisons can be more than a guess? Related/adjacent to a posted graphic?
Many thanks to all those putting in the hard work to run this site *and* to the many posters and commenters who educate me.
Another Lurker

March 6, 2014 4:19 pm

I think there might be some technical issues with the widget – it is displaying Feb 2013 instead of Feb 2014. Would also love an android version.

Nikola Milovic
March 7, 2014 3:28 am

I see that no one is interested in the truth about the causes of climate change on our planet and on other planets . I have previously stated , the Serbian language , my own observations about the climate and other changes that are caused by some unknown factors that contemporary science has no interest to study them . Is it out of ignorance or because they themselves have adopted some ” experimental sciences, mathematics and the model idols ” we believe in, like the Jews , when they fled from Egypt , believed the statue of a golden calf as a deity . Most of today’s scientists have their ” golden calf ” in which he believes , and that is CO2 . . , Which is completely wrong. Human factors in climate change are irrelevant . The consequences of the interactions of the planets and the sun are the main causes of all phenomena on the planet, where fall and climate change .
Take a cycle of about 11 years for the sunspot butterfly diagram and see , we’ll see that it is formed as a unit of 11 such cycles , or about 123 years . Similarly you can find all cycles in all times , you just have to know how and why this happens. Should not any of you to agree , under contractual obligation to resolve this dilemma millennium ? I expect any response from any instance.

April 10, 2014 4:43 am

I really like it whenever people get together
and share thoughts. Great website, keep it up!

John Harmsworth
May 25, 2014 8:41 pm

Kind of a newby here. Can someone explain to me something I find peculiar on the climate “widget” graph? It shows a global temperature peak coinciding with the el nino of 1998. How can a regional temperature phenomenon become a global temperature increase. Logic would suggest that a global temperature increase would be the manifesation of excess heat. Where did that heal go?. Is this data skewed to Nothern Hemisphere info.?

July 19, 2014 10:35 am

Hi, I have the widget on my site http://www.peakweather.co.uk – the data seems to be lagging quite a few months is this normal?
Also the last guy John asked a very good question can this be answered?
WUWT Great site for me as neither sceptic nor believer just like good data and facts where available. Hate spin especially political.

December 11, 2014 6:56 am

The scale should of course be Kelvin degrees – of log Kelvin 🙂
By the way, I think the critisism of different graphs with different units of top of each other is valid. I think one showy way to represent this would be to present the temperature as measured, and then show ‘the’ greenhouse gas effect in kelvins minused from the real temperature. Although the forcing is theoretical and CO2 is measured.
Anyway, the claim is that CO2 has a real effect and our scientists have calculated how big the effect should be.

Reply to  Hugh
December 31, 2014 12:30 pm

my point here is that if global temps rise very little, the widget could be tuned to show something which is basically ‘how frakking cold it were without CO2 emissions’.
If you have time – I doubt you have…
Happy new year, I’ll get there in 90 mins.

Nikola Milovic
December 11, 2014 9:30 am

Tell everyone that it’s a big mistake and izluđivanje people, when trying to convince him that CO2 is the cause of climate change. To those who want to have money to use gas fields to supply consumers with gas, as many of them rich in oil and the latter furniture tycoon wants to get rich through the consumption of natural gas.

Bob Kutz
December 11, 2014 11:37 am

Still need to update the link to the UAH data set.
should be; http://vortex.nsstc.uah.edu/public/msu/t2lt/tltglhmam_5.6

amir jalal
December 18, 2014 4:27 am

hmmm i like it 🙂

Bob Kutz
February 3, 2015 11:21 am

Note; version 5.6 versus version 5.5 of the HADCRUT data set; There are some upward revisions in 5.6.
v 5.5 is in near perfect alignment with v 5.6 through January of ’07. The only variations are one or two thousanths of a degree in any given month. (Global Average column)
Then, in February of 2007, the variance jumps to 15 thousandths. Small, but still a sevenfold increase. But we’re just getting started.
The variance bumped around a bit for the next several years, even going negative for a period of time in ’08 and ’09. In January of 2013 the variance was -0.006.
Since that time the variance has jumped to over one tenth of a degree for the last four months and has remained positive for the last 23 months.
Having said that, the NH, SH and Tropical columns exhibit the same behavior and it’s only in the last 4 months that any of these variances exceeded one tenth of a degree.
Can anyone explain why this is?
Has there been some sort of recalibration of the data set?
Just curious.

Paul Hirth
June 3, 2015 3:43 pm

The red line showing the “running centered 13 months average” seems to agree with NOAA’s statistics. According to NOAA scientists, the globally averaged temperature for 2012 marked the 10th warmest year since record keeping began in 1880. It also marked the 36th consecutive year with a global temperature above the 20th century average. The last below-average annual temperature was 1976. Including 2012, all 12 years to date in the 21st century (2001–2012) rank among the 14 warmest in the 133-year period of record. Only one year during the 20th century―1998―was warmer than 2012.http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/news/2012-global-temperatures-10th-highest-recordP

Wun Hung Lo
June 26, 2015 5:08 am

This Widget is Broken
As are many parts of Intelliweather dot com website like this for example

Nikola Milovic
June 26, 2015 7:05 am

Nikola Milovic December 7, 2011 at 10:52 am
I write in English,
It is really strange that science and scientists have not found the real causes of these phenomena on the Sun, which still represents a big mystery for all of us and especially for those who spend a lot of time and money Deciphering these phenomena. Please note that in my opinion based on my mathematical proof about the real causes of these phenomena, will never get to the truth and solutions to these problems only on the basis of measurements of existing phenomena.
There are no magnetic fields and all that accompanies them are not causes of these phenomena, but the magnetism and the rest of the real causes of the consequences, or those happenings that cause changes in all other. I must say it’s a matter of mutual constellations in the solar system. Here comes enormous benefits in the study of these phenomena in order to prevent the consequences of the globe that can suddenly arise under the influence of these unknown phenomena. The main cause of the warming of the earth are exactly those phenomena, and the human factor that is irrelevant. I spent a lot of time to think about what actually causes all that happens in the Sun and come up with some indicators which can largely agree with the data obtained by measurements but for me there is a possibility for the determination of a large number of cycles and sub-cycles for all periods of time (past, present and future), with measurement of the intensity of the fact that the size of about x.10^40 units that I found, where x ranges from several hundred to several thousand.
For this it would be necessary to make an agreement to accede to this realization, and if by chance it happened that my wrong, I’d given up its claim on the condition that my work in the future no one can use it, or if one use to pay penalties because it is certain that this evidence can provide a multitude of doctorates in this field only on the basis of my ideas about the resolution of this enigma. Therefore, if a stronger institution or organization has an interest to implement this, please do not consider this as an imagination of some anonymous. I can give to publish, and that it also requires something else that I have like .:
mathematical and diagrammatic proof of the origin of the spin of the earth (and perhaps other planets)
The formula for the eccentricity of the planet in general (invariant) without any astronomical data,
Proof causes retrograde rotation of celestial bodies.
Correction Koenig theorems on the energy of the free movement of bodies in space, which is not true that I have thoroughly analyzed the radial movement which is bearer of spin in a certain sense.
-new method of administration astronomicall size of the celestial sphere spherical and vector trigonometry
-Some new evidence on the ellipse for easier and different evidence Kepler’s equations, and other kinematic-dynamic size when applying movements per cone sections.
I am waiting answer and thanks in advance.
Nikola Milovic, BSc. ing. energy.

Nikola Milovic
December 2, 2015 4:16 am

As long as we have not any interest to revive the natural laws, because it is more profitable koristititi so far not proven theory, because the unknowns can offer much more and to draw a large profit.
The entire globe is upset and they all met in Paris to discuss how to solve the problem of climate change. Again, all enveloped in smoke and the elements burnt fossil fuel, meaning that it is the main cause of climate change. It is true that the process pollutes the atmosphere, but it has nothing to do with climate change. It seems that civilization likes spending money, wasting time and all resources on something that they never gave a logical result, rather than enter into the natural course of events. But the truth is no material gain because it promotes awareness and spirituality of human beings.
Enrichment is visible only to the use of someone else’s work and the false claims which should therefore believes the mass of people, and so she is more dumbed-down, profiteers have more to gain.
How much does the festival in Paris? For the new can solve this problem for all time, but they are not worth that ordinary people know the truth.

January 5, 2016 3:58 pm

What does it mean Montly Sunspot #? Perhaps it should be spelled: Monthly …
[Mods can’t edit that graphic … Noted- So, thank you. .mod]

May 6, 2017 6:01 pm

Why isn’t this app maintained any longer? It would be brilliant to be able to put this on my homepage!

December 26, 2017 8:41 am

Why isn’t this app maintained any longer? It would be brilliant to be able to put this on my homepage!
Good question, anyone?

Reply to  smalliot
September 12, 2019 2:51 pm

Yea, I myself was wondering why, having just downloaded the widget yesterday (9/11/2019), why the widget’s date date reads ‘Nov. 2014’. Quite sadly, it appears that Mr. Watt has abandoned this formally cool widget!

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