2016 edges 1998 as warmest year in satellite record – by 0.02°C

2016, an El Niño year, edges 1998, another El Niño year by 0.02C as the warmest year in the satellite era. Dr. Roy Spencer calls it statistically insignificant. http://www.drroyspencer.com/2017/01/global-satellites-2016-not-statistically-warmer-than-1998/

Watts Up With That?

Global Temperature Report: December 2016

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Global climate trend since Nov. 16, 1978: +0.12 C per decade
December temperatures (preliminary)

Global composite temp.: +0.24 C (about 0.43 degrees Fahrenheit) above 30-year average for December.
Northern Hemisphere: +0.19 C (about 0.34 degrees Fahrenheit) above 30-year average for December.
Southern Hemisphere: +0.30 C (about 0.54 degrees Fahrenheit) above 30-year average for December.
Tropics: +0.21 C (about 0.38 degrees Fahrenheit) above 30-year average for December.



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November temperatures (revised):

Global Composite: +0.45 C above 30-year average
Northern Hemisphere: +0.49 C above 30-year average
Southern Hemisphere: +0.50 C above 30-year average
Tropics: +0.37 C above 30-year average
(All temperature anomalies are based on a 30-year average (1981-2010) for the month reported.)

Notes on data released Jan. 3, 2017:

Globally, 2016 edged out 1998 by +0.02 C to become the warmest year in the 38-year satellite temperature record, according to Dr. John Christy, director of the Earth…

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