Warmest Year Evah? Maybe, But Not According To NOAA!
By Paul Homewood
Just a quick post to add to WUWT’s.
Anthony shows that the claimed warmest year evah is actually 5F cooler than 1997.
As we all know, and as Anthony readily admits, it is obvious global temperatures have not dropped by 5F, otherwise we would now be starting an ice age!
What it does show though is what shifting sands the whole business of record global temperatures sits.
If we go back to NOAA’s own State of the Climate Report a year ago, we find:
We find that the anomaly against the 20thC average in 2014 was 0.69C. Now fast forward to this years SOC:
And we find that the anomaly for 2014 has jumped from 0.69C to 0.74C. And this has all been achieved by cooling the past/warming the present. Indeed, without a clearly delineated base period, the two are indivisible.
We all know that measuring the Global Average Temperature (GAT) is an impossible and meaningless task. But without one, history can be altered and global temperature anomalies fabricated to order, and virtually impossible to track.