The global average temperature of 62.45 degrees Fahrenheit for 1997 was the warmest year on record, surpassing the previous record set in 1995 by 0.15 degrees Fahrenheit
The average temperature for the year  was 0.69°C (1.24°F) above the 20th century average of 13.9°C (57.0°F) [ie 58.24F] , beating the previous record warmth of 2010 and 2005 by 0.04°C (0.07°F).
Too stupid to spend much time on it … but so stupid it should be noted.
“The scientists set up infrared heaters over the five meadow plots measuring 30 square metres (322 square feet).
Left to run day and night, the heaters burned through more than 128,462 kilowatt hours of electricity.”
“When future generations look back on the global-warming scare of the past 30 years, nothing will shock them more than the extent to which the official temperature records – on which the entire panic ultimately rested – were systematically “adjusted” to show the Earth as having warmed much more than the actual data justified.”
“Two weeks ago, under the headline “How we are being tricked by flawed data on global warming”, I wrote about Paul Homewood, who, on his Notalotofpeopleknowthat blog, had checked the published temperature graphs for three weather stations in Paraguay against the temperatures that had originally been recorded. In each instance, the actual trend of 60 years of data had been dramatically reversed, so that a cooling trend was changed to one that showed a marked warming.”
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Big Fat Lie: “Sceptics who still doubt anthropogenic climate change have now been stripped of one of their last-ditch arguments: It is true that there has been a warming hiatus and that the surface of the earth has warmed up much less rapidly since the turn of the millennium than all the relevant climate models had predicted. However, the gap between the calculated and measured warming is not due to systematic errors of the models, as the sceptics had suspected, but because there are always random fluctuations in the Earth’s climate.“
Briggs: “No. No. No. It is as simple and no more difficult than this. A climate model consistently says the temperatures will be way up here, and reality just as consistently fails to cooperate and puts temperatures way down there. That model is therefore a failure. It is busted. It is broken. It is not right. It should not be trusted. It should not be used as a basis for any decision. It is wrong.”
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Every once in a while I visit the data for the weather station closest to my hometown on the west coast of Canada.
Today I am looking at daily data (using KNMI) from Departure Bay (1913 – 1992) and Nanaimo Airport (1947 – 2014).
I’ve summarized the data by monthly mean.
The data does overlap. The first graph is just Tmax. The second graph is Tmax anomaly from the overlap period of 1948 to 1992
Global Warming Causes 1700 Private Jets to Gather at Davos
(h/t Tim Blair)
Update: From 1948 added at bottom
Every once in a while I visit the data for the weather station closest to my hometown on the west coast of Canada. The data only starts in the late 1940s so there is no extreme’s from the 1930s and 1940s.
The three graphs below have the Tmin and Tmax data from the Environment Canada monthly reports up to the end of 2014.
The three start in 2010, 1998 and 1980. What does the data tell you?
If you start in 2010 … we are going to bake to death.
If you start in 1998 … we are slowly cooling.
If you start in 1980 the Tmin is climbing and the Tmax is dropping. UHI probably.
Cement productions is supposed to be a serious component of “global warming”.
Yet China has produced more cement from 2011-2013 than the USA did from 1901 to 2000.
And warming STILL hasn’t occurred.
“Despite popular belief that North American mastodons were hunted to extinction by Ice Age humans, a new Canadian-led study is claiming that the prehistoric beasts simply froze to death.
“To think of scattered populations of Ice Age people with primitive technology driving huge animals to extinction, to me is almost silly,” said Grant Zazula, chief paleontologist for the Yukon Territory and the study’s lead author.
What the research found was that mastodons died out in the Yukon and Alaska long before humans were even on the scene. Not only that, but northern mastodons died out a full 65,000 years before their cousins in warmer climes to the south.”