Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Global cooling at Sarah Palin's house

The latest NOAA global temperature data is up.  According to the National Climatic Data Center, "The combined global land and ocean average surface temperature for November 2009 was 0.60°C (1.08°F) above the 20th century average of 12.9°C (55.2°F). This is the fourth warmest such value on record."

So much for global cooling.

But besides confirming the continuing march of global warming, I think the data helps  explains Sarah Palin's confused op-ed in the Washington Post last week, in which she used her years of scientific training to eviscerate the science of global warming.  Check it out:

Also note, this is the first post-Climategate NOAA data, so with all the scrutiny, presumably any "fraud" would have had to have been corrected.  Surprise: it still shows warming.

UPDATE: Apparently NASA uses a different dataset, and its data shows this November to be the WARMEST November on record.



  1. "Surprise: it still shows arming."

    Is this the "arming" Sarah Palin can see from her house too? That's a worrying geopolitical development. ;-)

  2. Thanks for pointing out the typo, Andrew. Corrected now.

    maybe a freudian slip on my part? :)

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