Worldwide average temperatures in the 1980’s and the 1990’s were the highest on record, culminating with a maximum of more than 62 Degrees Fahrenheit in 1997 and subsequently used by Al Gore to influence congress. The long serving heads of the main temperature monitoring agencies, James Hansen (NASA), David Parker (British Met Office), Phil Jones (University of East Anglia) and Tom Karl of (NOAA), 100 years of service to climatology between them, had each published annual Global Average Temperatures throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s that were well above the 2020 temperature of 58.78 degrees Fahrenheit.

Hansen under arrest

Dr. Hansen’s research group (NASA) reported on the basis of temperature measurements on land in 1994 tied with 1987 as the fourth warmest year since comparable records were first kept in 1880. In both years, the average surface temperature was 59.58 degrees Fahrenheit (15.32 C). The 1990 record high was 59.85 degrees (15.47 C). The eight warmest years since 1880 have all occurred in the 1980’s and 1990’s, the Goddard group said. The British climatologists, led by David Parker of the Government’s meteorological office and Phil Jones of the University of East Anglia, reported yesterday that on the basis of preliminary data, 1994 was the third or fourth warmest year since their record-keeping started in 1850. The ranking is to be solidified when final data are in. The British temperature measurements had generally matched those of Dr. Hansen’s group. New York Times: A Global Warming Resumed in 1994, By William K. Stevens • Jan. 27, 1995. Far warmer than the Global Average Surface Temperature for 2020 at 14.88 Celsius (58.78 Fahrenheit)



  1. Talford says:

    It is obvious that the cooler archived temperature data available today could not have been available at that time otherwise they could not have posted higher temperatures.
    What surprised me was the high average temperature of 16.50 C/61.70 F for the period between 1961 to 1990. Almost three degrees warmer than in 2021!

  2. Geraldine Sharp says:

    One of the scientists, Dr. James E. Hansen of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Institute for Space Studies in Manhattan, said he used the 30-year period 1950-1980, when the average global temperature was 59 degrees Fahrenheit, as a base to determine temperature variations. He said his readings showed that the average global temperature rose about as much since the base period as it did from the 1880’s to the base period – about half a degree in both cases. 59 degrees Fahrenheit is 15 degrees Celsius which is slightly warmer than today and in the 1880’s it was only half a degree cooler which is ridiculous.

  3. Ardarth says:

    Climate Bloggers, arguing against global warming, won’t include these higher temperatures on their websites because it would not only mean the end of the any credibility for the IPCC, and the scientists who provided fraudulent data to support the scam, but they themselves would also be “out of business”as a result which makes them just as shonky.

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