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Friday, February 5, 2010

Satellites Report The Hottest January on Record

Satellite data, Hot off the Press from UAH, courtesy of Professor Roy Spencer:

"The global-average lower tropospheric temperature anomaly soared to +0.72 deg. C in January, 2010. This is the warmest January in the 32-year satellite-based data record….

Note the global-average warmth is approaching the warmth reached during the 1997-98 El Nino, which peaked in February of 1998."

A couple of interesting bits to note:

This is in spite of a severe cold snap in parts of North America during early January, which had the Deniers claiming Global Cooling had taken over.

The peak in 1998 was during the strongest El Nino event ever recorded. We are now in a moderate to weak El Nino, which means the warming due to CO2 is much stronger.

In addition, the Sun is in an extended minimum period, meaning the Sun is not contributing to the Warming at all. In fact, its effect is to promote cooling. We are beginning to overpower Mother Nature.

I Love the Irony of it All!:

Professor Roy Spencer is a well known darling of the Right Wing Denier crowd, a genuine Climate Science expert who has claimed for years that Global Climate Change is being overblown... He's been quoted on every anti-Global Warming site on the Internet.

This must be just killing him!

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