Thursday, 9 August 2012
an inconvenient result for Hansen! 1936 almost two degrees hotter than 2012!
Anthony Watts (WUWT blog) reports that July 2012 has NOT been a record breaker according to data from the new NOAA/NCDC US Climate Reference network. Watts reports that the difference between the old problematic network and the new USCRN is 2.1 F cooler!. This puts July 2012 according to the best official climate monitoring network in the USA at 1.9F below the 77.4F July 1936 average temperature in the NOAA press release, not a record by any measure!. There is no correlation between 2012 summer temperatures in Washington and world temperatures which are much cooler and far below that predicted by Hansen. Watts notes that the old land based temperatures measuring network was a mishmash of urban, semi urban, rural, airport and non airport sitings some of which were sited in parking lots, near air conditioners vents and on airport tarmac which would inevitably mean higher than average temperatures.