Joe Bastardi at WeatherBell here brings us two short reports that show cooling is in, and warming’s out. Bad news for Rob Honeycutt and the warmists who bet on a warmer second 21st century decade.
First 2011 happens to have been the third coldest year in the last decade, according to satellite measurements and John Christy of the University of Alabama.
Globally averaged, Earth’s atmosphere was 0.15 C (0.27 degree Fahrenheit) warmer than the 30-year average in 2011; That was less than half of the warming anomaly seen in 2010.”
With constant nail-biting over warming, the media are obviously disconnected from reality, as data from the NOAA show that 2011 was cooler than 1999 and cooler than some of the years in the 1980s. Bastardi writes:
Despite claims that it continues to get warmer and warmer, this table from NOAA/NCDC indicates that 2011 was in the middle of the pack, going all the way back to 1980 (the start of the “global warming era”). Such remote years as 1981, 1986, 1987, and 1990 were hotter.”