NOAA announced yesterday June 2014 was the hottest June since we started keeping modern records in 1880 with a global average temperature that was .72 degrees C (1.3 degrees F) higher than the 20th century global average. It was the 38th consecutive June and the 352nd month in a row that was higher than the 20th century global average temperature.
But, let’s not forget that May was the hottest May ever recorded.
And, April tied 2010 as the hottest April ever recorded.
And, March was the fourth hottest March ever recorded.
We got a break in February. It was only the 21st hottest February ever recorded. Although, that still qualified as being the 29th February in a row with temperatures hotter than the 20th century global average.
But, that break followed the hottest January since 2007 and the fourth hottest January on record – the 38th January in a row hotter than the 20th century global average.
So, let’s see what the score is so far for 2014: one 21st hottest month, two 4th hottest months, and three hottest months ever.
What was that the deniers keep saying about how the temperature rise has stopped?