Nothing to see, move along…

From today’s Sydney Morning Herald:

Global temperatures fueled by El Nino seasonal warming last month chalked up the hottest March on record, US weather monitors reported…

…Average ocean temperatures were the hottest for any March since record-keeping began in 1880, while the global land surface was the fourth warmest for any March on record, NOAA said, citing analysis from the National Climate Data Center.

It added that the January-March period was the planet’s fourth warmest on record.”

Like, we didn’t see that coming.  Didn’t climatologist Michael Mann state that there is a very good chance 2010 could be the warmest year on record?

Of course this follows the warmest decade on record.

How is the denial movement going to spin this one? Let’s ask Anthony Watt’s:

I’m sure the press will make this into a much bigger story. This today from NOAA News. The choice of “hottest” in the title is interesting. We should ask our Canadian friends if it was “hot” during March, since Canada seems to be leading the world in “hotness” according to the NOAA image. – Anthony

OK Anthony, let’s indulge in semantics. 

Apart from a few posters questioning the “accuracy” of the data (i.e. it must be cooked) most are bemused. Not their usual over-the-top selves. Many of them report how warm it was in their areas.

“Yes, it was …errrr…warm…I mean…errrr”

Is that cognitive dissonance I can see?

2 thoughts on “Nothing to see, move along…

  1. davidpj says:

    Heh, the first comment:

    “Here in SE Minnesota March was definitely well above average. I don’t recall hearing anyone here utter a single complaint.”

    Oh, OK. I guess global warming isn’t a problem, then. Move along! Minnesotans say it’s OK in March!

    The comments build further support to my hypothesis that these (highly generalised) types of people have trouble looking past their own ‘sphere’.

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