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A Signpost on the Road to Hell

The July 2015 average temperature across global land and ocean surfaces was 1.46°F (0.81°C) above the 20th century average. July is climatologically the warmest month for the year, so this was also the all-time highest monthly temperature in the 1880-2015 record, at 61.86°F (16.61°C), surpassing the previous record set in 1998 by 0.14°F (0.08°C).July-2015-Global-Temp-Percentiles-Map

The July globally-averaged land surface temperature was 1.73°F (0.96°C) above the 20th century average. This was `only’ the sixth highest for July in the 1880-2015 record.

On the other hand, globally-averaged sea surface temperature was 1.35°F (0.75°C) above the 20th century average in July. This was the HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR ANY MONTH in the 1880-2015 record, surpassing the previous record set in July 2014 by 0.13°F (0.07°C). The ocean has been serving as a global air-conditioner, sucking up heat. The warmer it gets the worse job it will do. At the same time it melts arctic ice more quickly when it is warmer.

None of this is surprising for people who have been keeping track of climate trends – it is just a bit ahead of schedule. And it is just another signpost on the road to Hell.

We will be passing an off-ramp at the Paris COP talks November 30 to December 11, 2015. The current Federal Election may determine whether we take that turn. think about it when you talk ot people about the election.

The information comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. The Centers report that the US July temperature was only 0.2 degrees above the 20th century average.

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/news/july-2015-global-climate-report

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