THE WARMTH OR COLDNESS OF INDIVIDUAL YEARS IS INFLUENCED BY IF THERE WAS AN EL NINO OR LA NINA EVENT OCCURRING IN THE EQUATORIAL PACIFIC OCEAN.
2001 14.34 C 2008 14.29 C 2017 14.58 C 2018 14.50 C
The above graph was compiled jointly by the Climatic Research Unit and the UK Met Office Hadley Centre. The Met Office climate data recorded an average global temperature of 14.44 C between 2001 and 2018. The last major El Nino event occurred between 2014-2016 when world temperatures reached 14.66 C and 14.70 C respectively then dropped sharply to 14.58 C in 2017 and 14.5o C in 2018. Below are the comparisons with NOAA which show much higher readings than the above.
2001 14.42 C 2008 14.39 C 2017 14.74 C 2018 14.69 C
In the same period,
between 2001 and 2018, NOAA recorded and average temperature, including alterations, of 14.57 C. In their list of the ten hottest years, they have increased temperature anomalies in nine of the 12 years leading up to 2014. For example, the temperature for 2007 in the original NOAA data was increased from 14.39 C to 14.51 C and increase of o.12 C*. Of particular interest are their increases in the years leading up to the Paris conference viz ..2012 from 14.47 C to 14.52 C, 2013 from 14.52 C to 14.57 C and in 2014 from 14.59 C to 0.14.64 C. NOAA recorded temperatures for 2015 at 14.80 C, 2016 14.84, 2017 14.74 and 2018 at 14.69 C.
*The NOAA’s original data for 2007 was 0.15 C below that of NASA.
Herein lies a huge problem for credibility. The number of times so called scientists have been caught out changing the figures to fit the narrative is concerning. If global warming is real, why do they need to continually alter the data. All the more ammunition for deniers of the climate change theory.
All graphs should start at zero as that on the left or as presented by the GISS above. This type of chart should be the adopted in all schools especially for young students who only get to see graphs similar to those below that might be used to show the movement of the dollar or stock market for example.
If primary school teachers wish to encourage our children to miss school to attend these protests against the government, for not doing enough about climate change, they should be provided with climate information that is not magnified and out of proportion as that below.
Most of the graphs you see in regard to depicting the extent of global warming are drawn in such a way as to exaggerate the rate of warming.
At first glance the graph on the left is enough to cause panic whereas the charts above portray the true situation. .
NOAA 1997 report link above said average Global temperature was 16.5 C, almost three degrees Celsius warmer than today!
Led by the Center’s Senior Scientist Tom Karl, the team analyzed temperatures from around the globe during the years 1900 to 1997 and back to 1880 for land areas. For 1997, land and ocean temperatures averaged three quarters of a degree Fahrenheit (F) (0.42 degrees Celsius (C)) above normal. (Normal is defined by the mean temperature, 61.7 degrees F (16.5 degrees C), for the 30 years 1961-90). The 1997 figure exceeds the previous warm year, 1990, by 0.15 degrees F (0.08 degrees C).
The record-breaking warm conditions of 1997 continues the pattern of very warm global temperatures. Nine of the past eleven years have been the warmest on record.
Land temperatures did not break the previous record set in 1990, but 1997 was one of the five warmest years since 1880. Including 1997, the top ten warmest years over the land have all occurred since 1981, and the warmest five years all since 1990. Land temperatures for 1997 averaged three quarters of a degree F (0.42 degrees C) above normal, falling short of the 1990 record by one quarter of a degree F (0.14 degrees C).
We thank Judith C. of Kew for contributing to this article.