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GISS Figures Out For February

March 22, 2013

By Paul Homewood


While we waiting for HADCRUT, a quick look at GISS numbers for February, which are back down to 0.49C, from 0.60C in January.

The average for 2012 was 0.56C.


I really wanted, though, to show the GISS map for winter temperatures, i.e. Dec – Feb. The map shows the anomalies against the 1981-2010 baseline.

The standard map, which GISS always publish, uses a 1951-80 baseline. My belief is that “normal” temperatures” are what we have all been used to experiencing, not what our ancestors did 60 years ago. In any event, the World Meteorological Organisation recommends that the latest 30-year period should always be used for climate averages, a policy that is followed by the UK Met.




The line at the top of the map shows that there is an anomaly of 0.10C – in other words, the Dec 2012 – Feb 2013 temperature is a mere 0.10C higher than the 1981-2010 baseline.

Yes, a mere 0.10C. And this during a winter when ENSO conditions have been neutral, so alarmists cannot even hide behind La Nina excuses.


It is time to wind up the scam now.

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