Friday, 20 July 2018

June 2018 ties for 3rd-warmest June on record

Source: EARTH, 17th July 2018, by Deborah Byrd

Deborah Byrd reported, "June 2018 continued the warming trend of the past 40 years. Plus, a word about the climate change myth that there’s been no warming since 1998. (...)

NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York said on July 16, 2018, that an analysis by its scientists showed that last month – June 2018 – tied with June 1998 as the third warmest June in 138 years of modern record-keeping. Only June 2015 and 2016 were warmer. The past month surpassed the 1951-1980 June mean by +0.77 degrees Celsius (1 degree Celsius equals 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit). NASA GISS explained:

The mean temperature anomalies of +0.77 degrees C for both June 1998 and June 2018 cannot be distinguished from each other given the uncertainty of the measurement. However, June 1998 was exceptionally warm at the time due to the then prevailing strong El Niño conditions – about 0.33 degrees C above the trend line of the late 1990s. In contrast, the current El Niño phase is considered neutral. The temperature anomaly for June 2018 is similar to other recent monthly mean temperature anomalies, and lies within the expected range of +0.75±0.05 degrees C.

The monthly analysis by the GISS team is assembled from publicly available data acquired by about 6,300 meteorological stations around the world, ship- and buoy-based instruments measuring sea surface temperature, and Antarctic research stations. (...)

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