Top Ten Ominous Signs about Last Month being the Hottest November on Record

(By Juan Cole)

The The National Climatic Data Center of the National Oceanic and Aeronautics Administration has announced that if you take the average land surface temperature and the average sea surface temperature, November of 2013 was the warmest November since records began being kept in 1880. Here are some of the ominous statistics they report:

1. November was 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit (.78 degrees C.) hotter than the 20th century average.

Tropical oceans were on average the warmest ever recorded in November!

2. Tropical oceans were on average the warmest ever recorded in November!

3. Russia also had the warmest November since its records begin, in 1891. Vast stretches of Russia, including Siberia (yes, I said Siberia!) and points south and some areas of the Ural mountain range experienced temperatures 14 degrees F. (8 degrees C.) hotter than the average November temperature over the past century.

4. Because climate is made up of averages, it should be observed that some of Western Europe experienced lower than average temperatures. Across the world this dip was unusual, with most places being warmer.

5. The average temperature across Norway was nearly 3 degrees F (1.5 degrees C.) hotter than the average in 1981-2010.

6. Australia continued to break records, being around 2 degrees F. hotter than the average in the second half of the twentieth century.

7. Fiji in the south Pacific was nearly 2 degrees F. hotter (1 degree C.) than the average from 1970 to the present.

8. It wasn’t just November but the whole autumn: “The combined global land and ocean average surface temperature for the September–November period was 0.68°C (1.22°F) above the 20th century average of 14.0°C (57.1°F), the second warmest such period on record, behind only 2005.”

9. Warmer weather typically permits more water vapor in the air, which can in turn causes extra rain. Austria was 160 percent wetter than the average in 1981- 2013, and some regions of that country, and from Unterkärnten to Middle Burgenland had November precipitation totals that were their highest since 1949.

10. The Netherlands was 40% more wet than the twentieth century average. The September–November period was about 40 percent wetter than average across The Netherlands.

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15 Responses

  1. I’ll be surprised if you let this comment through moderation but I have to ask why you quote from the linked report that Norway was warmer than average but neglect to quote that the UK and Spain were cooler than average?

    • From #4 – “it should be observed that some of Western Europe experienced lower than average temperatures.”

      Um, I believe his post stated that (at least some of) Western Europe was cooler than average, Spain and the UK are considered part of Western Europe.

    • Dunno about Spain, but here in the UK, at least the southern haf, Novemeber has been remarkably mild, with no frosts, dull dreary but damp and definitely warm air. Green leaves on trees right through to December. So I can’t believe that the UK has had below average temps. Maybe Scotland only? And that won’t be in the UK much longer LOL

        • I would point out Juan that scientist only recently have consolidated global temps so that they can take global averages. What matters is the average temps of those collected from around the globe, and the average is up – way up.

          Average lows have gone way up in particular, and that is particularly worrying. And as a food producer whose fruit and animals depend on hard freezes which are substantially less dependable than some years ago I am horrified.

          I hate to sound like Jeremiah, but this is not prophecy but hard science and facts on the ground: we are at the end, and I don’t care how repetitive it sounds, I will say it again and again.

      • “Dunno about there but here …” is weather, not climate.
        Meaningless to talk about the weather in on eplace. It’s the weather everywhere, year after year that tells climate change has occurred.

    • Julian, try to understand that climate change is observed by comparing global averages, year after year. If you want to attribute the specific warm temperature in one place to proof that there is no climate change, then sorry, but you’re wrong there, too.

      The wild oscillations of the jet stream, that brtings weeks of warmer than average temps to the east coast, for example, also bring deep freeze to a longitude a few thousand miles away. These extreme oscillations are due to the lessening difference in temperature between the poles and the mid latitudes, a consequence of global warming, the that the jet stream, or 500 mb high pressure zones (“heat dome”). or other unusual patterns stay in place fore weeks to months at a time, is also a consequence of climate change.

      The climate has changed. If you had an unusually cold winter, you will have a burner next year, or the year after. The decade-average temperatures in any one location will go up, not down.

      Climate change will displace billions of people due to crop losses decades before it displaces them due to sea level rise or storm severity. Climate wars are our future.

  2. Your #4 may be due to the slowing of the Gulf Stream, which normally warms western Europe.
    Which might explain #5, which likely contains a typo.

  3. The temperature in a specific place – even for a season, is known as “weather.” Global averages for a month are also known as “weather” but warmer than average global weather, month after month, means THE CLIMATE is changing.

  4. Why are USans insisting on skepticism on climate change, while being completely gullible on God being their personal saviour???

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