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Hottest June? Not According To The Satellites, Roger

July 20, 2016

By Paul Homewood


h/t Philip Bratby




Roger Harrabin has been up to his tricks again, with another idle piece of desperately one sided propaganda:


Last month was the hottest June ever recorded worldwide, and the 14th straight month that global heat records were broken, scientists say.

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) says global sea temperatures were fractionally higher than for June last year while land temperatures tied.

Its global temperature records date back 137 years, to 1880.

Most scientists attribute the increases to greenhouse gas emissions.

They also say climate change is at least partially to blame for a number of environmental disasters around the world.

The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for June was 0.9C above the 20th Century average of 15.5C, the NOAA said in its monthly report.

Last year was the hottest on record, beating 2014, which had previously held the title.


The poor chap must be suffering from the heat, as he could not get beyond seven sentences! 



He quotes the fake NOAA data, but is surely aware that the much more accurate satellites show no such thing.

According to RSS, last month was not the hottest June, or even the second hottest. Indeed, despite near record El Nino conditions in 2016/16, this June was not even as hot as 2010’s.




UAH show last month as slightly warmer than June 2010. But they also show it as being a massive 0.23C cooler than June 1998.




This is, of course, the real story that Harrabin does not want you to see.

Between 1979 and 1998, GISS and RSS trends followed each other closely. Since 1998, the trends have massively diverged.

GISS show a greater warming trend since 1998 than before, whereas the pause is still alive and well according to RSS.







You would have thought that a serious journalist would have wanted to cover all sides of the story.


In case the photo at the top of the story is not enough to convince readers of impending climageddon, (who would have thought that people would go to a water park in California to cool off?), he slips in the lazy sentence:

They also say climate change is at least partially to blame for a number of environmental disasters around the world.

He can’t be bothered to tell us which disasters he has in mind, nor provide any links.


In a few short sentences, this report sums up just about everything that is wrong with the BBC’s coverage of climate change.

  1. Broadlands permalink
    July 20, 2016 4:30 pm

    According to [] which gives the maximum SST throughout the world each day, the Average July maximum temperature in 2015 was 91.4°F. For this year it was 90.6°F,
    “fractionally” lower.

    I keep a daily record of each value and its location.

  2. July 20, 2016 4:31 pm

    Reblogged this on Tallbloke's Talkshop.

  3. July 20, 2016 4:50 pm

    As Delingpole would say- Horrorbin is a paid-up member of the “wankerati”.

  4. Broadlands permalink
    July 20, 2016 5:01 pm

    The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for June was 0.9C above the 20th Century average of 15.5C, the NOAA said…

    In 2015 NOAA said the combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for June was 0.88C above the 20th Century average of 15.5C. “Fractionally” lower.

    For May? The 2015 and 2016 values were identical at 0.87°C

  5. July 20, 2016 5:33 pm

    Harrabin’s colleague Shukman was pushing the scare story even more strongly on the BBC 6 o’clock news, with a really scary graph going back to the mid 1800s. It was a real hockey stick. We’re all doomed according to some woman from Reading University.

  6. RoyHartwell permalink
    July 20, 2016 5:38 pm

    So we’ve (finally) had two or three hot summer days and we’re suffering fromrampant global warming!!!
    What REALLY pi**es me off is nobody questions this crap they feed the public.

  7. July 20, 2016 5:42 pm

    What about the dire implications for children? How much faster will Suzy’s ice cream melt from this global warming?

  8. CheshireRed permalink
    July 20, 2016 5:47 pm

    The day these absolute climate liars are permanently nailed will be worth cracking open a cold beer or two. Can’t come soon enough.

  9. Svend Ferdinandsen permalink
    July 20, 2016 5:57 pm

    The benefits of anomalies.
    In different places i have seen that GISS seems to cool the past, and not so much warm the present. GISS uses a very long reference period, so all the cooling of the past will show up as an excess warm anomaly for the present.
    Very clever and hard to reveal. Ole Humlum has done some work on that and he is not impressed of the GISS temperatures.

  10. July 20, 2016 6:03 pm

    The CAGW crowd really seem to be completely hysterical these days. Something must have pushed them over the edge.

    • A C Osborn permalink
      July 20, 2016 6:21 pm

      The impending la Nina.

    • nightspore permalink
      July 20, 2016 6:29 pm

      I think they may implicitly know that this thing is failing. So as temperatures continue to go down (and I think surface temperatures have been going down since around 2005, at least in the Northern hemisphere), they will continue to ramp up their claims. Which may make for an impressive positive feedback loop – in this case one that I’m all for.

      • Broadlands permalink
        July 20, 2016 7:39 pm

        In the US the average annual temperatures have trended down since that El-Nino managed to “cherry-pick” 1997-98 to halt the upward trend and make the year 2000 a upward “change point”…that hasn’t happened. And, the US winters (DJF) are leading the downward trend. Some call it a “hiatus”. Others say it’s an artifact and it never existed?

  11. miket permalink
    July 20, 2016 6:24 pm

    BBC only pushing the message now, while it is hot here, because they know it wouldn’t fly during the rest of the “summer” we have had this year.

    • nightspore permalink
      July 20, 2016 6:31 pm

      So far, with the exception of very early June and the past few days, it hasn’t been a warm summer. And I’m not all that far away from where the BBC is.

      • Tim Hammond permalink
        July 21, 2016 7:44 am

        I believe – based on a very cursory examination – that it has been “warm” because the lows are a bit above average. That is probably because it has been so cloudy (at least here in the south-east), so coolish days have been followed by warmish nights.

        But as I say, I haven’t actually checked the data properly.

    • July 20, 2016 7:39 pm

      GreenBlob MO is to use PR not science* , so that is a good point @MikeT
      That the the BBC chooses to hype the news at the peak of a 2 day heatwave, when the rest of the month could be colder.
      It’s outrageous that they don’t mention with the other data sets.
      * Today WUWT have a headline “Ignoring science to convince the public that we’re doomed by climate change”

      #2 Re This year in the UK mu sister and boyfriend are professional gardeners out every summer all day for last 20+ years , when I asked them last week if the MetO is correct saying June 2016 is the warmest June in the UK they scorned saying this year is significantly cooler than recent years.
      (Location 15 miles west of Doncaster)

  12. July 20, 2016 7:07 pm

    Reblogged this on Patti Kellar and commented:
    Notes much as it turns out….

  13. RAH permalink
    July 20, 2016 7:38 pm

    “The poor chap must be suffering from the heat, as he could not get beyond seven sentences! ”

    Maybe even he is getting terribly bored with all the BS?

    Meanwhile back here in the states NOAA is doing it’s bi-annual “hottest year evah!” shtick.

    They say that ” Global warming to set heat record for third straight year, NASA scientists warn”

    Now that headline a lie of course even using their own numbers!
    If you will remember, back in 2014 Gavin Schmidt, director of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York., after declaring a record before the end of the year and getting the headlines he wanted came back later and admitted they were only 38% certain that it was a record year. So the probability that this is the third record year using their own numbers is only 38%.

  14. July 20, 2016 8:01 pm

    Have we got something on the BBC ?
    Like in previous years have they used any other of the 5 temperature datasets ?
    With a justification like “oh satellite is better”
    The news report emphasised that we’d “already reached 1.5C above pre-industrial levels” (Have we) and “that was the target Paris was aiming to be the maximimum”

    I’m not on the ball with all the different data sets but 1 year ago WUWT summed it up
    Both NOAA and GISS Have Switched to NOAA’s Overcooked “Pause-Busting” Sea Surface Temperature Data for Their Global Temperature Products
    WUWT quoted 2 satellite sets : RSS and UAH
    and 3 surface : GISS, HADCRUT4 and NCEI (formerly NCDC) The New one
    So where is we with HADCRUT4** and NCEI* in 2016 ?
    *”land+ocean surface reconstruction with the manufactured warming presented in Karl et al. (2015)”
    ** “UKMO also recently made adjustments to their HadCRUT4 product, but they are minor”
    – Luckily there is a new post on WUWT which covers them

    #3 It would be great if we graphed all of them ontop of each other
    Which Tisdale does 3 times in WUWT, but since 2015 is still too fuzzy I’d prefer to compare last 5 years

  15. July 20, 2016 8:15 pm

    Tony Heller (Steve Goddard) of sits on the fence again, NOT
    NASA Preannounces Record Fraud For The Third Straight Year
    Posted on July 20, 2016 by tonyheller

  16. John Peter permalink
    July 20, 2016 8:30 pm

    You can read here at WUTW what Harrabin and Shukman are trying to do with their doom sermons. They are just part of a much larger conspiracy to convince the public about CAGW.

  17. July 20, 2016 8:43 pm

    Ha Tony Heller points us to another thing
    “A group of climate clowns were planning on sailing around the entire Arctic Ocean through the Northeast and Northwest Passages (to prove there isn’t any ice in the Arctic) but are stuck in Murmansk because the Northeast Passage is completely blocked with ice.”
    Follow Northabout on the Polar Ocean Challenge (their page)

  18. joekano76 permalink
    July 20, 2016 10:20 pm

    Reblogged this on TheFlippinTruth.

  19. Alfred W Croucher permalink
    July 21, 2016 2:13 am

    Given the solar minimum and the La Ni?a, this must be puzzling news for us contrarians? Could the “carbon forcing” be stronger than we have asserted?

    Sent from Alfred’s iPhone.

    • July 21, 2016 8:36 am

      There is usually a lag of 3 to 6 months between El Nino changes, and atmospheric temps.

      Therefore temps still reflect the strong El Nino conditions of early in the year.

      We probably won’t see the La Nina effect till end of the year

  20. songhees permalink
    July 21, 2016 11:43 am

    Latest book and documentary.
    ‘The Deliberate Corruption of Climate Science’.

  21. July 22, 2016 8:51 am

    Reblogged this on The GOLDEN RULE and commented:
    More evidence of official cooking of “books”.
    And lying about natural disasters.
    The mass media still favour the artificial catastrophic agenda.


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