Monday April 16th… Dear Diary. The main purpose of this ongoing post will be to track United States extreme or record temperatures related to climate change. Any reports I see of ETs will be listed below the main topic of the day. I’ll refer to extreme or record temperatures as ETs (not extraterrestrials)😊. Here is today’s main climate change related topic:
Still Cold Enough To Fool People
Happy tax day everyone. Speaking of filing stuff NASA has processed temperature data from around the planet for March 2018 indicating that last month was the 4th warmest March on record since measurements began being taken in 1980. The warming trend on this graph is pretty stark:
The planet, however, has cooled down just a smidgeon since the super EL Nino of 2016 perhaps allowing one huge cold pocket to develop right over North America, fooling some people into believing that global warming isn’t occurring, or at the very least letting some to the conclusion that existential threat of climate change isn’t a big deal. A wry look crosses my face every time cold weather affects the media. It’s disgusting that when it is cold in the U.S. the media drops climate change coverage but when it is hot the issue gets put back on the front burner (pun intended).
Here we see the cold pocket this time around:
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