A blog about climate change, economics and politics.
Disclaimer. After nearly 40 years managing money for some of the largest life offices and investment managers in the world, I think I have something to offer. These days I'm retired, and I can't by law give you advice. I do make mistakes, but I try hard to do my analysis thoroughly, and to make sure my data are correct. Remember: the unexpected sometimes happens. The expected does too, but all too often it takes longer than you thought it would.
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Thursday, January 21, 2016
Hottest ever December
NOAA's estimates for December global temps have been released. There's no surprise that they're now the hottest ever measured, by a long chalk.
And the year to December was also the hottest ever measured.
In their desperation, however, the deniosphere dismiss these numbers. Instead of measuring the temperatures outside their windows, they have turned to satellite data, which show that temperatures are not rising. According to them. That oil company toady, Ted Cruz, is using satellite data to claim that the world hasn't warmed for the last 18 years. Dana Nuccitelli at the Guardian comprehensively dismisses this rubbish, here.