September 1st, 2022 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D.
The Version 6.0 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for August, 2022 was +0.28 deg. C, down from the July, 2022 value of +0.36 deg. C.
The linear warming trend since January, 1979 still stands at +0.13 C/decade (+0.11 C/decade over the global-averaged oceans, and +0.18 C/decade over global-averaged land).
metmike: The planet continues to experience slight, mostly beneficial global warming during the current climate OPTIMUM.
This is the 5th warmest August in the UAH data.
The ten warmest Augusts are
1 1998 0.39
2 2016 0.32
3 2020 0.30
4 2017 0.29
5 2022 0.28
6 2019 0.26
7 2010 0.21
8 2021 0.17
9 1995 0.15
10 2001 0.12
September 3, 2022 1:05 am
As I said in November 2017, there are two clear paths that would convince me which hypothesis is correct.
The figure was updated in July 2021. It is clear which path is following.
Reply to Javier
September 3, 2022 4:16 pm
Because of that little purple bit? Are you serious? Dude you’ve been drinking way too much of your own Kool-aid. The red arrow is actually closer to the trend than the yellow one….
But I guess you have so much invested in your own pet ABC theory nothing, absolutely nothing will now shake your conviction. The atmosphere is the dog’s tail you dummy.
We'll see what happens if the current La Nina that won't die ends.............and the first El Nino in long while returns.
Global temps should make new highs.
The drought out West should get much better, especially if the El Nino is moderate/strong during the Winter.
La Nina's/cold water in the E/C tropical Pacific/global warming pauses/cooling = Bad weather/droughts in the US
El Nino's/warm water in E/C tropical Pacific/global warming enhancement = Good weather for the US. Drought busting weather/Good weather for crops.