Global Warming, Er, Cooling, Today: May Was Cooler Then Normal


For more than 75% of the nation, May was cooler than normal, as much as 6F below in the far North Central.

This is in sharp contrast to May 2007 which was warm in the same areas it was cold this year. May 2007 was the 11th warmest May for the US.

 We will see in a few days where this May ranks. Clearly it will be colder than normal. UAH MSU daily data suggests the global average will be well below last year as well. Stay tuned for official updates.

Maps are provided at ICECAP. Check it out.

In my mind, it doesn’t mean the current mostly-natural warming trend has ended, but, it does show that the Earth has phases, and that CO2 is not the Man killer it is made out to be. Because the amount of CO2 being put out around the world has not diminished (particularly among the Kyoto signatory countries), yet, the trend is cooler.

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7 Responses to “Global Warming, Er, Cooling, Today: May Was Cooler Then Normal”

  1. manbearpig says:

    No comment from John Ryan yet about how your interpretation is incorrect, or links to wikipedia pages? I’m shocked, this has been up for half an hour already.

  2. John Ryan says:

    Gosh guys you have to give me a chance but sure this one will be easy as always when you to choose to cherry pick.Let’s see oh this is temps for the lower troposphere well I am sure that has some significance….. but let’s see what our National Ocean and Atmospheric Agency has to say about the global climate shall we ?
    Well the latest that they have posted in April, since we are only 3 days past May, but they say that again April was well above normal and that the sea temp was the 9th warmest ever recorded.
    Instead of grabbing some facts of the internet why don’t you just go to where the best and most easily understood analysis is ? for me that is NOAA
    You guys are always coming up with something that sounds like “a scientist in Russia says that we are going to have another ice age” or The troposhere is cooling !!

  3. John Ryan says:

    NOAA has not published their figures yet for the month of May (which ended 3 days ago)
    However NOAA which is our government’s agencey that keeps track of such things has reported JAn Feb March April of this year as all being significantly warmer than normal

  4. John Ryan says:

    you guys are like the troofers just clutching at random facts in the hope of buttressing an argument that most have already made their decision on

  5. But, there lies in the problem, John. Science is not consensus. Once you start relying on that, it becomes sociology.

    BTW, for whatever reason, Akismet pretty much is stopping almost every comment that includes a link. I’m sure you see that I have rescued them, but, it can take a few hours.

  6. Patrick says:

    I followed your link to NOAA website – the April data as presented for the USA is mainly blue (signifying lower temp than normal?); Furthermore if you ignore the +/-2 degrees F regions, clearly there are more colder than warmer regions. Even in their summary they state:
    “The average temperature in April 2008 was 51.0 F. This was -1.0 F cooler than the 1901-2000 (20th century) average, the 29th coolest April in 114 years. The temperature trend for the period of record (1895 to present) is 0.1 degrees Fahrenheit per decade. ”

    As a first time visitor to this site I am not sure if you are daft or doing this tongue in cheek.

  7. John is serious, Patrick.

    Personally, I want to see a longer term trend in cooling before I come to the conclusion that we are in a cooling trend. There was a quick upturn from the late 70’s through about 1998, then it was mostly stagnent. Time will tell!

    Thanks for coming by, Patrick, hope to see you more!

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