Wednesday, April 7, 2010

So much for global cooling

After a winter of record snow, is April 7 too early to complain about it being too hot? (Yes.)

The temperature in Washington DC yesterday hit an unseasonable 90 degrees - 2 degrees off the record for that date.

And it's not just Washington DC experiencing unusual heat. According to data from the National Climatic Data Center, 1,116 daily record highs were either tied or broken across the United States between March 29 and April 4, compared to only 77 record lows:

Okay deniers. You had your fun building snow castles on the National Mall, but the gig is up, and it didn't take long. Global cooling, we hardly knew thee.

Of course, weather does not equal climate, so I'd be remiss without rehashing this graphic showing record highs outpacing record lows over the past 50 years - one of many smoking guns in the evidence for manmade climate change:


Global cooling at Sarah Palin's house

When global cooling is only in your backyard

1 comment:

  1. Such a shame that so many of those recent record highs come in UHI areas. If only we could get similar stats in truly rural areas to put the denialists into total retreat!!