Scorching temperatures in June’s second half helped the continental United States break its record for the hottest first six months in a calendar year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said yesterday. The last 12 months also have been the warmest since modern record-keeping began in 1895, narrowly beating the previous 12-month period that ended in May.
Every state except Washington in the contiguous United States had warmer-than-average temperatures for the June 2011-June 2012 period. June was 2 degrees Fahrenheit warmer in the lower 48 states than the 20th-century average, but still just the 14th hottest June in the record books, NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center said.KEY POINT: THE 14TH WARMEST JUNE. DESPITE THE FACT THAT CO2 IS WAY UP, IT IS NOT THE WARMEST JUNE.
AND WHAT DO THESE "CONTINENTAL" TEMPERATURE "AVERAGES" MEAN IN GLOBAL TERMS?
ABSOFREAKINGLUTELY NOTHING. PROOF FROM DOWN UNDER:
Canberra has experienced its coldest run of temperatures in 36 years, with the mercury dropping below zero for the seventh time in a row. The minimum temperatures have averaged minus five so far this month. Meteorologist Ryan White says the warmest night this July so far has been 0.7 degrees. "The last eight nights in a row we've had it pretty much at the minus five degree mark as an average, so it is quite incredible," said Mr White.AND FROM EUROPE:
For one week in late May, the temperature was in the mid-20s, the sun shone gloriously and it all seemed to pointing to a legendary summer. But then June came along and out came the jackets, umbrellas and disgruntled looks. June has been absolutely abysmal. In fact, June 2012 was statistically the worst June fo 25 years. The average temperature for June was 12.8 degrees, and you have to go back to 1991 to find a colder June, according to the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI).SUMMARY: IT'S WARMER IN THE USA AND COLDER IN AUSTRALIA AND NORTHERN EUROPE.
BIG EFFIN' DEAL!
BOTTOM-LINE: THERE IS NO GLOBAL WARMING, AND WE ARE NOT EXPERIENCING ANY GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE THAT IS NOT NATURAL.