No correlation between these temperatures and the 0.04% (and rising) of the atmosphere that belongs to carbon dioxide. The low sunspot activity of the last 2-3 years may be starting to have an effect. Reports of ’19th warmest’ month somewhere look a tad desperate, amid all the feverish talk from alarmists of a supposed climate emergency. No doubt a warm spell will give them another doom-mongering opportunity at some point.
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February 2021 was the planet’s coolest February in seven years due to La Niña in the tropical Pacific Ocean and unusually brisk temperatures that enveloped much of North America and northern Asia, reports Phys.org.
But vast temperature contrasts during February—and during the three-month season—were at play in other parts of the world.
In fact, the Northern Hemisphere as a whole experienced its 8th-warmest winter (December through February) in 142 years, according to scientists at NOAA’s National Center for Environmental Information.
Here’s more from NOAA’s latest monthly global climate report:
Climate by the numbers
The average global land and ocean surface temperature last month was 1.17 degrees F (0.65 of a degree C) above the 20th-century average making it the 16th-warmest February on record for the globe—but still the coolest since 2014.
It was the 14th-warmest February on record for the Northern Hemisphere and the 19th warmest for the Southern Hemisphere. Eastern Canada, much of Europe, and southern and northeastern Asia experienced remarkable warmth in February.
On the flipside, much of North America, Scandinavia and northern Asia saw much cooler-than-normal temperatures—at least 5.4 degrees F (3.0 degrees C) below average.
via Tallbloke’s Talkshop
March 15, 2021 at 07:39AM