Eli Rabbett re #192 on Deltioid wrote that
“This is the one with January standing for all of 2008”.
My response to Eli was that I stated that the temperature figures were for the first six months of the year. You can check the GISS surface station figures here or the land ocean data here.
I summarise the GISS Jan-Jun 2008 figures below for ease of reference:
GISS Temperature Data
2008 Land Land-
Jan 35 14
Feb 32 25
Mar 72 60
Apr 52 42
May 45 39
Jun 26 26
Average = 44 34
- Surface Station Data Jan-Jun 2008 average = 0.44 °C.
- Land-Ocean Data Jan-Jun 2008 average = 0.34 °C.
The latest figures are well below my original Jan-May graph posted in Deltoid #190. It is evident from my graph, and the latest GISS figures, that the 2008 temperatures will be significantly below recent temperatures. They will probably be as low as 1995 or even, God forbid, 1990! It would appear that our planet is currently tracking below Hansen’s Zero-Emissions Scenario C. Good old planet Earth!
I reiterate, is it possible that a stabilisation of temperatures and/or global cooling, as predicted by the solar-cycle/cosmic-ray fraternity, is beginning to happen?
Eli, I look forward to your response.