Here’s some graphs NCDC and Seth won’t ever put in a press release or AP story:
Now let’s compare to July 1936:
A few things stand out right away.
1. Due to regional weather pattern variability, one state in 1936 had below normal temperatures, Texas. Take the 1936 Texas below normal temperature out of the mix and there goes your 0.2F record making difference with July 2012.
2. Many states had warmer temperatures in 1936 than 2012. Here’s a table, all numbers in degrees Fahrenheit:
Now compare that to the same map of 1934, and we also see many warmer states than in 2012.IOW: AGW = BS.
What’s interesting is that that if AGW had overcome natural variability, and many claim this, we wouldn’t see any statewide temperatures in 2012 lower than in 1936 or 1934.
And with all the adjustments that have been going on, which 1930′s are we really talking about? The real one or the adjusted one? NASA GISS uses NCDC adjusted data, which according to this graph from Steve Goddard, suggests there’s been a whole lot of adjusting going on.
The graph below shows the almost two degree US upwards adjustment trend being applied by USHCN between the raw thermometer data and the published monthly data.The adjustments they are making are greater than the claimed trend, meaning that all man made US warming is occurring inside ORNL and GISS computers.