Global highlights: Year-to-date (January–July 2015) The year-to-date temperature combined across global land and ocean surfaces was 1.53°F (0.85°C) above the 20th century average. This was the highest for January–July in the 1880–2015 record, surpassing the previous record set in 2010 by 0.16°F (0.09°C). The year-to-date globally-averaged land surface temperature was 2.41°F (1.34°C) above the 20th century average. This was the highest for January–July in the 1880–2015 record, surpassing the previous record of 2007 by 0.27°F (0.15°C). The year-to-date globally-averaged sea surface temperature was 1.21°F (0.67°C) above the 20th century average. This was also the highest for January–July in the 1880–2015 record, surpassing the previous record of 2010 by 0.11°F (0.06°C). Every major ocean basin observed record warmth in some areas. For extended analysis of global temperature and precipitation patterns, please see our full July report.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Right wing Christian fundamentalists, who prefer their individualized brand of 'Christianity' over the facts (ironically), will deny the evidence, but here it is: the Earth is getting warmer. The consensus is overwhelming despite what the crazy old man down the street might say (and the only people who deny are crazy old men now....). The NOAA released their data and July 2015 is the warmest EVER on record for the globe. Naysayers will suggest that the Earth has been warmer since we only have records going back 100 years, surely at some point in the past it's been warmer, now excuse me as I fill up my SUV.
Posted by brit at 7:39 PM