NOAA: January was 19th warmest

And that’s with the upward bias.

NOAA reports:

…The combined global land and ocean average surface temperature for January 2012 was the 19th warmest on record at 12.39°C (54.30°F), which is 0.39°C (0.70°F) above the 20th century average of 12.0°C (53.6°F). The margin of error associated with this temperature is +/- 0.08°C (0.14°F). This January is the coolest of all months on record since January 2008. However, it also marks the 26th January and 323rd consecutive month with a global temperature above the 20th century average. The last month with below average temperatures was February 1985…

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One thought on “NOAA: January was 19th warmest”

  1. So, according to their adjustments, things are cooling while still being a little above the average of the 20th century since 1985. And still no flames, sea level rate change, or Viking farms in Greenland.

    There were two warming trends in the 20th century – one up to close to WWII and another much later and not much warmer. Just guessing, but there were probably a few months in the first warming period above the 20th century mean too. Which would mean it was pretty much this warm back in the 1930s. 80 years, a wee bit warmer. Highly, highly, catastrophically … insensitive if you ask me.

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