We keep hearing about 2010 being the hottest year ever. Objective and unbiased scientists are rushing this incorrect information to press before La Niña spoils their party, and before the ruling party gets tossed out of Congress.
So how are things looking in the US? Despite a very strong El Niño, 62% of the US has had below normal temperatures for the year through July. To make things clearer, I split the lower 48 up into above and below normal regions.
To be precise, there are 86725 pixels below normal, and 53336 pixels above normal. As La Niña takes hold, we should see the percentage below normal increase.
Philadelphia finished July with an average temperature of 80F. That is one degree cooler than the years 1793 and 1838, and tied July 1791, 1798, 1822, 1825, 1828, and 1830. July was almost as hot as it was 217 years ago, when CO2 was at 290 ppm.
62% of the country was below normal during the non-hottest (half) year ever. Remember that Obama won a “landslide” with only 52% of the vote. Or did he? The map below shows the 2008 election by county.
Counted by area, Obama won only 28% of the US in 2008. How will he do in 2012 after bypassing the US Constitution to force CO2 regulation on an unwilling populace, during a recession with 10% unemployment?
Meanwhile, on the other side of the pond.
The Prince of Wales says he believes he has been placed on Earth as future King ‘for a purpose’ – to save the world.
Its a good thing area doesnt vote…
Good luck with the blog Steve. I hope yu’ll be posting your excellent sea ice updates here as the melt season reaches its climax.
They are now talking about a warm fall and winter… while at the same time, Joe Bastardi and Dr. Spencer are talking about a cold winter. I’m banking on those guys.
Your blog is now added to my read list.
Steve, good job! I like the blog, you’ll make Antony proud.
My first visit here, excellent site. Keep up the good work.
Prince Of Wales to “save world”, – God Save The Queen!, at least she keeps her mouth shut in public.
Nice site Steve.
Yes, the Bamster has a lot of supporters eager for help with their rent and their car payments.
As King of the World, maybe Charles can turn to the Royal Treasury to conjur up the money for that.
Let’s hope there are enough of us willing to pay our own car (or Bike 🙂 payments to turn the tide.