Is our planet really burning up?

Here’s a map from NOAA showing comparative temperatures on our planet as of January 2018.

All of the red and pink make it appear that our planet is practically burning up. Right? Right?

But wait a minute. Where is all of that heat located?

It’s apparently not at the top or bottom of the globe, because according to this map, both the top and the bottom of the globe (including all of Antarctica) are cooler than average.

Doesn’t look like there’s much of a problem in Africa either. Most of that huge continent is enjoying near average, or even cooler than average temperatures.

What about Russia? Oops. The temperature in most of Russia remains near average, or cooler than average, or even much cooler than average.

So where is that nefarious heat hiding?

It’s hiding in the oceans.

Take a closer look at the map.

Temperatures are warmer than average, or much warmer than average, even record warmest, across most of the North Atlantic Ocean.

Temperatures are warmer than average, or much warmer than average, even record warmest, across most of the South Atlantic Ocean.

Temperatures are warmer than average, or much warmer than average, even record warmest, across a great preponderance of the North Pacific Ocean.

Temperatures are warmer than average, or much warmer than average, even record warmest, across large parts of the South Pacific Ocean, especially near Australia.

Temperatures are warmer than average, or much warmer than average, across almost all of the Arabian Sea.

Temperatures are warmer than average, or much warmer than average, even record warmest, across a great preponderance of the Indian Ocean.

I simply do not understand how humans can be heating the seas while temperatures across large portions of the continents remain near average, or even cooler than average.

No, I’ll stick with the same solution that I’ve been proposing for years.  I see no other explanation than that the seas are being heated by underwater volcanoes.

Map source:

For more about the underwater volcanic activity, see Not by Fire but by Ice, Chapter 10, “Fish Stew.”
See also: “Three Million Underwater Volcanoes Can’t be Wrong”



29 thoughts on “Is our planet really burning up?”

  1. Of course if then look at a map of where temperatures are actually being recorded it will include just a microscopic amount of all the superwarm areas which results in the whole thing being meaningless.

    • beat me to it!
      if they were to report exactly where their sampling sites are it would be shown for the crap it is.

    • I noticed also a number of the warmest areas are areas that are volcanic (for example the parts of the id-Atlantic ridge near the Azores… and parts of CA). I am not familiar with the waters souht of Australia, but that may be true there also… I understand there is a lot of seismic activity around New Zealand…

    • And you can infer oceanic depths from the temp at least to a marginal extent. Some of the redder areas are also shallower, and some of the blues correspond to deeper waters.

  2. Or could it be that all/most of the warming seems to be where there are no meteorological stations and therefore the data can be manipulated without fear of contradiction?

  3. First thing to notice is they conveniently leave out the ocean around Antarctica, because it’s colder, a lot of blue. Just left it off the map.

  4. Most of the Indian ocean is cooler. I also think they use enormous block resolution from 1950 to hide a lot of the blue that’s there everywhere. They have a lot higher resolution maps than that which show a lot more variation.

  5. Ask to see the source data, how it was collected and how far back the records go.

    How likely is it that such charts can be relied upon as accurate?

  6. …which causes more precipitation to fall as snow on the land; and when it does not melt off in the Summers, the oceans start falling and it takes ,what, 11,500 years to warm up again? Funny, that is about the same time the Sphynx lined up with Leo Rising! 11,500 years! I remember reading about this in 5th grade! Seas rise, causes warm water to melt Arctic, causing more precip, glaciers grow, sea lowers, warm water now warms EU, voila! Civilization grows. IT’S A CYCLE! (…hmmm, now where have I heard that before?)
    Right on, Bob! I have suggested you get on the Midnight in the Desert show (Art Bell) with Heather Wade .

  7. Temperatures are warmer than average. Then the question arises: which average? how did they get that number and over which period in earth-existence?

  8. I seriously doubt it is anywhere near accurate knowing NOAA/NASA reputation for manipulating data. And yes, no Arctic/Antarctic temps.. wonder why.

  9. This is worse than propaganda.
    What are averages?
    What are the degress of difference between the seven catagories.
    I would expect the Gulf stream to show warmer than the southern tip of Greenland.
    But the Gluf stream only has to be .1 degree C warmer than an average to count in this sample.
    Average year round tempreture in the UK 14C. Average tempreture two weeks ago was -1C, hence the cold weather payments.
    This chart is bovine excreta designed to bolster the Carbon Credit fraud.

  10. When I was at school in the 60’s climatic averages were based on the figures for 1931-60. There were fewer recording stations then so results overall were probably not all that accurate for the world as a whole.

    • There are even fewer land based recording stations, particularly in the more Polar Regions, as Satellites were to take over.
      That is until their readings didn’t match the Green socialists in charge of the Climate data in the Anglo-Saxon speaking met offices of the world, because the data didn’t match their ever increasing warming mantra.

    • I think this could be really important. However, it shows February instead of January? Can you access the January results and send me an image of that?

  11. Where do they get their data from? I remember something about using ships water intake temperature. it turned out that it showed higher temperatures than data buoys and if i remember correctly the data buoys were then left out of the stats.

    Further to that, the seas near me are colder than average. i am a diver and have a record going back 30 years. Near me in Cornwall the usual winter temperature is around 10 centigrade this year we are reading 6 to 7 ( Friday 9th March). Last summer reached a maximum of 16 degrees. Most summers reach 18 maybe more. Also the last few summers have been slow to warm up. I dive most days April til December. A month ago I was in the Canaries, again colder than average going on my records. Locals there complaining about it! OK i have had several different dive computers/ temp sensors over the years but been on the same one now for last 6 years.
    It seems to me the sea local to UK is not warming up. This ‘map’ says otherwise.
    And this is coming from someone who strongly believes in a cleaner environment,

  12. The map suggests that Western Australia has had a normal, or warmer than normal summer. In Perth Western we have had an unusually mild summer. We didn’t have one day of 40 C or greater whereas we normally get 3, and it’s been 16 years since this last occurred.

  13. Those charts are always exaggerated and highly warm biased anyways. Don’t believe anything NOAA shows with their charts. They are known to paint areas that are below normal as above normal. They showed a similar standard deviation chart of this kind in 2003 March and wide areas up North in the US were between 1.5 to 3 F below normal. That area was depicted by NOAA as above normal by half a degree F.
    Some places further south were above normal that month – so they averaged out the whole area and painted the +.5 F square in red to include the North, where it was actually cold there in the means. These NOAA charts are not accurate!

  14. The noaa issued one of these some months ago that had the Norway Sweden area as pink when both had experienced record cold and the noaa had previously published them as blue just days before.
    These diagrams are worthless.

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