A new NASA report is out showing the extreme heat affecting the world. Particularly in Europe.
My comments are interspersed in red.
The world is getting warmer. Whether the cause is human activity or natural variability (or manipulation by GISS) thermometer readings all around the world have risen steadily since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.
According to an ongoing temperature analysis conducted by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), the average global temperature on Earth has increased by about 0.8°Celsius (1.4°Fahrenheit) since 1880. Two-thirds of the warming has occurred since 1975 (carefully cherry-picked start date), at a rate of roughly 0.15-0.20°C per decade.
The maps above show temperature anomalies, or changes, for 2000-2009 (top) and 1970-1979 (ice age scare.) The maps do not depict absolute temperature, but how much warmer or colder a region is compared to the norm for that same region from 1951-1980 (global cooling cherry-pick.) That period was chosen largely because the U.S. National Weather Service uses a three-decade period to define “normal” or average temperature (because it gave us a scary red map.) The GISS temperature analysis effort began around 1980, so the most recent 30 years were 1951-1980. It is also a period when many of today’s adults grew up, so it is a common reference that many people can remember. (We ignore the 1930s because we don’t want to confuse people with the truth.)