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Saturday, January 07, 2012

When Hot isn't so Hot

Timothy Birdnow

Here is an interesting table.

Seems that, outside of a spike in 2006 - 2007, U.S. temperatures have been cooling - at least since the high in 1998.

Please note that the two "hottest years on record" for planetary temperatures were below middle of the pack, with 2011 being cooler than 15 other years since 1980 and the "hot" year of 2010 being below 2011 with an average temperature of 53.81* F., .02 degrees colder than last year. 2005, a5 54.36*, is said to be the hottest year on record by NOAA and the other alarmists, while it is in sixth place in the U.S.

Please note that NOAA lists 2011 as "above normal" in the U.S., even while a table of it's data clearly shows it right in the middle.

Strange how the U.S. isn't warming, but the rest of the world is. The United States is considered the gold standard of surface temperature data, even while it has been documented to have terrible bias resulting from the urban heat island effect and estimated data. (See

In short, I suspect the claims of "warmest on record" for last year are bogus.

Hat tip: Tom Nelson

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