Friday, June 15, 2012

Record May warmth

The planet experienced the second warmest May recorded since such records began in 1880. The warmest May occurred in 2010. The United States saw is warmest spring ever recorded. The global average temperature for May was 1.19 degrees F higher than the 20th century average.

Climate change deniers will tell you that there is no warming. That is, until the data just can't be ignored any more. Now, there favorite claim is to say that warming has stopped and the planet is actually cooling. They do this by what is known as cherry-picking. That is when you selectively pick data points to prove the point you want to make while ignoring others. 1998 was an abnormally hot year. Compared to 1998 many years have been cooler. But, when compared to the averages the warming continues.

Now, we have the two warmest Mays on record and they both occurred since 1998.

So, tell again how global warming has stopped and the planet is actually cooling?

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