Global Temperatures Dropping at Record Pace

How can this be? Because we’re talking about temperatures over LAND, where people actually live.

NASA and NOAA have been confusing us (Deliberately? No, never.) by including OCEAN temperatures in their pronouncements of hottest year ever. They somehow forgot to remind us that ocean temperatures had risen due to the very powerful El Niño.

Record cooling over land during last 8 months
Record cooling during last 8 months – Data from

Anyway, here’s what Tony Heller has to say about the cooling:

Over the last eight months, global temperatures over land have cooled a record 1.2 C. November is seeing record cold in Russia and South Australia, so we should see the record cooling trend continue.

Thanks to Stephen Bird for this link

14 thoughts on “Global Temperatures Dropping at Record Pace”

  1. I’ve argued endlessly with alarmist idiots about what a global mean temperature means, and how even more meaningless it is because we as a global society do not live on the ocean’s surface. They tend to flail wildly and insist that ocean temperatures directly affect those over land, yet those teleconnections are already baked into the land temperature record.

    It’s fun to watch their heads explode as they try to make up yet another excuse as to why we should believe the global temperature record.

  2. The satellite temp data is very accurate but very warm because it has to go through earths atmosphere before it hits the surface. that’s where the trouble is, you know there is a lot of water vapor in our lower atmosphere, how much warmer is the water vapor and how thick makes a big diff. If I take a hand held temp gun and point it at clear sky it may read -20 f then move to a cloud and it may read o f, Obviously it could not be cloudy when sat data is taken but what about humidity levels? All wrong and easily skewed. Ground based temps are the only way.

    • Weather satellites do not measure temperature instead but measure radiances in various wavelength bands
      The temperature of the atmosphere at various altitudes as well as sea and land surface temperatures can be inferred from satellite measurements. These measurements can be used to locate weather fronts, monitor the El Niño-Southern Oscillation, determine the strength of tropical cyclones, study urban heat islands and monitor the global climate. Wildfires, volcanos, and industrial hot spots can also be found via thermal imaging from weather satellites.
      Weather satellites do not measure temperature instead but measure radiances in various wavelength bands. Since 1978 microwave sounding units (MSUs) on National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration polar orbiting satellites have measured the intensity of upwelling microwave radiation from atmospheric oxygen, which is related to the temperature of broad vertical layers of the atmosphere. Measurements of infrared radiation pertaining to sea surface temperature have been collected since 1967.
      Satellite datasets show that over the past four decades the troposphere has warmed and the stratosphere has cooled. Both of these trends are consistent with the influence of increasing atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases.

      • Hi Jimbob,
        You have said,

        “Satellite datasets show that over the past four decades the troposphere has warmed and the stratosphere has cooled. Both of these trends are consistent with the influence of increasing atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases.”

        GHG’s according to theory, produce the lapse from an isothermal column that doesn’t radiate without them. Thus the tropospheric lapse becomes a function of opacity and GHG concentration. GHG’s apparently cool the upper by radiating to space and warm the lower by heat trapping. The ‘super’ adiabatic pure radiative lapse is truncated by convection at the ‘observed’ environmental lapse rate, but leaves this still a variable function of opacity.

        All of this nonsense arises from the assumption that the Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution through equipartition renders diffusion insensitive to gravity.

        Include gravity and the whole of the greenhouse effect has not altered the tropospheric lapse at all. It was and is and always will be set by gravity. Thus all radiant energy lost from the surface into a sustained thermal gradient will as a statistical certainty be emitted to space.

        Earth’s, top of atmosphere, radiant emissions track surface temperature. This is totally inconsistent with GHG theory which predicts flux imbalance.

    • Give that the so called rise is within error margins and affected by the regional UK effects of a meridional jet stream which bring warm air from the Azores in the mid-Atlantic.
      An average of 14C is still NOT warm, its barely shirtsleeves weather.

  3. A fun site to play with is NOAA’s Climate at a glance.
    You can do local, regional, or global searches.
    I’ve used it quite a bit to show others the truth.

    Even with “corrected data” you can really make an impression on warmist alarmists.

  4. Future trends, for the northern hemisphere are highly dependent on how well this snow covering lasts.

    IMO a two years or so of a build-up in Arctic circle snow cover, and the weather will cool; much more and the trend for oncoming cooling of the climate will become established (similar to the cool 1960-1970s). A very long period of persistent snow cover and it’ll be a Maunder type of event.
    This current cooling and snow build-up appears to have started (albeit intermittently) after 2012, and so points, at least, to a 1970’s type cool period.
    In Shindell et al, a paper co-authored by Michael Mann and Gavin Schmidt in 2001. There is much to disagree with in the paper, however in that paper, the authors discuss a correlation between the low solar activity during the Maunder Minimum, and a strong Arctic and North Atlantic Oscillation effect that drives much colder winters in to North America, Europe, and Asia. On Page 3 of there is a map of the colder mid-latitude continents associated with low solar activity and high levels of atmospheric pressure blocking. This year has thus far shown signs of significant blocking activity. Coupled with that the last few years have had the quietest solar activity since the 1800s, and research suggests the sun may go much quieter yet. What was the climate like in the early 1800s?

    • Hence the Christmas card pictures, and the tale of “A Christmas Carol (1843)”
      Not only do painters record the depth of blue in the sky and Aurthors record as background for the weather they and thier characters experience.
      For example part of Queen Elizabeths funeral procession took place on a frozen Thames. It all documented.
      Mann has done some good work in other areas since his Hockey stick barked up the wrong tree, but he is ever tarnished with AGW and the fraud by others, which it facilitated.

  5. From

    ‘SUNSPOT CYCLE AT LOWEST LEVEL IN 5 YEARS: The sun has looked remarkably blank lately, with few dark cores interrupting the featureless solar disk. This is a sign that Solar Minimum is coming. Indeed, sunspot counts have just reached their lowest level since 2011. With respect to the sunspot cycle, you are here [diagram]:

    The solar cycle is like a pendulum, swinging back and forth between periods of high and low sunspot number every 11 years. These data from NOAA show that the pendulum is swinging toward low sunspot numbers even faster than expected. (The red line is the forecast; black dots are actual measurements.). Given the current progression, forecasters expect the cycle to bottom out with a deep Solar Minimum in 2019-2020.

    Solar Minimum is widely misunderstood. Many people think it brings a period of dull quiet. In fact, space weather changes in interesting ways. For instance, as the extreme ultraviolet output of the sun decreases, the upper atmosphere of Earth cools and collapses. This allows space junk to accumulate around our planet. Also, the heliosphere shrinks, bringing interstellar space closer to Earth; galactic cosmic rays penetrate the inner solar system and our atmosphere with relative ease. (More on this below.) Meanwhile, geomagnetic storms and auroras will continue–caused mainly by solar wind streams instead of CMEs. Indeed, Solar Minimum is coming, but it won’t be dull.

    Realtime Space Weather Photo Gallery

    COSMIC RAYS CONTINUE TO INTENSIFY: As the sunspot cycle declines, we expect cosmic rays to increase. Is this actually happening? The answer is “yes.” and the students of Earth to Sky Calculus have been monitoring radiation levels in the stratosphere with frequent high-altitude balloon flights over California. Here are the latest results, current as of Nov. 11, 2016:

    Data show that cosmic ray levels are intensifying with an 11% increase since March 2015.

    Cosmic rays are high-energy photons and subatomic particles accelerated in our direction by distant supernovas and other violent events in the Milky Way. Usually, cosmic rays are held at bay by the sun’s magnetic field, which envelops and protects all the planets in the Solar System. But the sun’s magnetic shield is weakening as the solar cycle shifts from Solar Max to Solar Minimum. As the sunspot cycle goes down, cosmic rays go up.

    The sensors we send to the stratosphere measure X-rays and gamma-rays which are produced by the crash of primary cosmic rays into Earth’s atmosphere. In this way we are able to track increasing levels of radiation. The increase is expected to continue for years to come as solar activity plunges toward a deep Solar Minimum in 2019-2020.

    Recently, we have expanded the scope of our measurements beyond California with launch sites in three continents: North America, South America and soon above the Arctic Circle in Europe. This Intercontinental Space Weather Balloon Network will allow us to probe the variable protection we receive from Earth’s magnetic field and atmosphere as a function of location around the globe.
    Our work is completely crowd-funded. Everyone who sponsors a balloon flight or buys an item from the Earth to Sky store contributes to this important body of knowledge. Thanks!’

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