As we all know, the country is gripped in a unseasonably cold snap, even with record snowfall is some parts of the country. Normally, when something like this happens I see a whole barrage of people making lame comments about how it proves global warming isn't real. 'How can there be global warming when its cold in Buffalo, NY?' We'll ignore all of the seasonal things that are suppose to happen and point out that the U.S. makes up less than 2% of the planet's surface area. When we say 'global warming' we actually mean the whole globe. So, what is going on with the rest of the world?
The National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) released its State of the
Climate report for October and the fact is the hot trend continues.October was the hottest October ever recorded.
Yes, global warming is real.
Let's update the tally for the year:
October was the hottest October ever recorded;
September was the hottest September ever recorded;
August was the hottest August ever recorded;
July was the fourth hottest July ever recorded;
June 2014 was the hottest June ever recorded;
May was the hottest May ever recorded;
April tied 2010 as the hottest April ever recorded;
March was the fourth hottest March ever recorded;
We got a break in February. It was only the 21st hottest February
But, that break followed the hottest January since 2007 and the fourth hottest January on record.
let's see what the score is so far for 2014: one 21st hottest month,
three 4th hottest months, and six hottest months ever.
The January through October period was the
hottest such period ever. If 2014 continues the way it has, it will be
the hottest year ever recorded.
But, the deniers will continue to claim the warming has stopped. Then,
they get upset when anyone calls them a denier. They are called deniers
because they are denying the facts. Oh, well. Maybe they can get some relief from the heat in Buffalo.
You can read the global and national reports at the NCDC website.