CET Stats For 2016

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

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http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/hadobs/hadcet/index.html

The provisional CET numbers are now out for last year, with an annual mean temperature of 10.34C, almost exactly the same as 2015.

A look at the trend line suggests that temperatures have effectively flatlined for at least twenty years now.

A closer look at the period since 1980 seems to confirm this.

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The Met Office graph clearly shows a step up in temperatures in the late 1980s. But since then very little has changed.

Sure, we a record high in 2014, but this was just a combination of weather events, just as in the cold year of 2010.

With a step up to a new plateau, and given the natural ups and downs, statistically we are inevitable going to see new highs from time to time.

A good way to look at it is to compare annual temperatures with the average since 1990:

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We find…

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