As most of you know by now, there are several groups around the world recording Global Temperatures, with analysis every month. All of them so far have shown November to be the warmest or second warmest ever.
But the one that is considered the Gold Standard by most Scientists and serious amateurs is NOAA. And they have finally released their Global Analysis for November.
Global Highlights from NOAA:
•For the 2010 year-to-date (January–November), the combined global land and ocean surface temperature was 0.64°C (1.15°F) above the 20th century average — the warmest such period since records began in 1880.
•The November 2010 global land surface temperature was the warmest on record, at 1.52°C (2.74°F) above the 20th century average, while the November global ocean temperature tied with 1987 and 2008 as the tenth warmest on record, at 0.39°C (0.70°F) above average.
•The combined global land and ocean average surface temperature for November 2010 was 0.69°C (1.24°F) above the 20th century average of 12.9°C (55.2°F). This was the second warmest such period on record. 2004 was the warmest November on record.
•The November 2010 Northern Hemisphere land and ocean surface temperature was the warmest November on record, while the Southern Hemisphere land and ocean surface temperature was the 13th warmest November on record.
As one famous Denier once said in dismay: "You can't argue with a thermometer."
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