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June 2014, the warmest June on record

June 2014, the warmest June on record

Noah Diffenbaugh  presented this great figure below illustrating the continued increase in global temperature. June 2014 was the hottest June on record since the start of records in 1880.

This past June was 0.72 degrees celsius above the 20th century average!

This curators choice was chosen by Jason Davison  because he loves climate science. 

Originally shared by Noah Diffenbaugh

Just Released: June 2014 Was The Warmest June On Record

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced that June 2014 had the warmest global temperature of any June since record keeping began in 1880:

“According to NOAA scientists, the globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for June 2014 was the highest for June since record keeping began in 1880. It also marked the 38th consecutive June and 352nd consecutive month with a global temperature above the 20th century average. The last below-average global temperature for June was in 1976 and the last below-average global temperature for any month was February 1985.”

The image shows where the June 2014 temperature ranked relative to other Junes in the past 135 years for different areas of the globe. Reds show where June 2014 was warmer than average, and blue shows where June 2014 was cooler than average.

The full report (and image) are available here:

#climatechange   #globalwarming   #science   #sciencecommunication  


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  1. Amy Voorhees Don’t worry Amy — it won’t be long before you will be asking for some of the polar vortex you are now enjoying ;-( and don’t be expecting too much fresh produce from Cali this coming winter


  2. Katrin Boeke-Purkis  Yea that’s why I’m trying to grow my own produce.  Darnit!  I’ll tell you one project getting pushed to the top of my list: build a greenhouse out of recycled plastic bottles!


  3. I can’t help but point out that this data can only tell us about the last 135 years. Quite a small sample to reach any solid conclusions, except that this past June was 0.72 degrees Celsius above the average temperature from 1900-1999. By looking at the image above, it seems the U.S. saw near average temperatures, for the most part. Is the world ending? Maybe. Are we doomed? Probably? Is this the smoking gun? No. Is it a potential indicator of what the next 150 years has in store? Could be. Does it matter what I think? No.


  4. Ah but some areas were cooler than average!  That somehow thwarts the global climate change theory!  Until the whole map is completely effing red, there’s always the hope  that climate change isn’t happening!

    (and even after everyone accepts it is, there’s always the hope that it’s not man-made and just some extraordinary coincidence!)


  5. Stephen Whiting Mmmmm.  As far as I can see, the original poster of this has no connections with oil, wind, solar, coal or BS.  

    So, maybe you need to invent some other motivation.  Like…this is really how it is.


  6. Hasanain Fat’he It is not simply the temperature that is a worry, it is all the other things.  Like seal level rising, like much more variable weather giving storms and hurricanes,draught or floods and, of course, the plant growing patterns.


  7. Hasanain Fat’he Ouch.  Nasty hot!  That and the rain disruption and maybe more extreme cold too will be hard to deal with, especially with all the political/religious issues you guys have.


  8. All nations and regions have political/ religious issues (just saying! ) and catastrophic changes in climate will contribute to global human strife. It probably already has – any research out there on this?


  9. Moreen Carvan I think the US Military published several papers early this year on the expected impact of climate change over the next few decades.  Not a pretty forecast – and that was probably the diluted version.

    Usual stuff –  drought, starvation, flooding, eroded land loss and sea level rise losses, lowered food productivity, economic hardship, economic migrations, weather disruptions, jetstream changes, snow/freezing (as per US this year, last year…), more hurricanes.

    On the bright side – the Republicans say it is a scam and the deniers say it is a hoax.  ALL the science is wrong, as they just want big government research grants etc etc.  So, no problem then.  Vote Republican.


  10. Moreen Carvan If you put “climate change defense department” into the Google+  search window at the top of the G+ page you will get a LOT of inputs from DoD.  And some notes about the Republicans saying ignore it…

    Lots of talk of terrorist opportunities and threat multipliers.


  11. cris san The SAMA is where the earth’s magnetic field and the axis of rotation are most out of sync.  It does give rise to more Van Allen belt radiation and radio interference in that area, but I can’t think of any good reason why it should make any difference to temperatures. This noted effect is more likely an interaction between ocean current flows and the mess we are making of Antarctica’s ice.  There are other bigger areas that have these ‘hot spots’ without any magnetic curiosity associated, such as west of Australia and north east of Australia.


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