Global Warmers howl every time a record temperature is observed, and the more sophisticated Climate Changers howl at any extreme. But, as you’d expect, things are not getting worse.
April was the hottest in 350 years, the winter of 2006-07 was the second warmest on record, and last autumn was the hottest recorded, while July 2006 was the UK’s hottest ever month.
“The probability of the kind of hot summer that we had in 2003 and 2006 is about one in eight,” said a spokesman for the Met Office.
Hat tip Junkscience.com, here are the years in which the highest and second highest mean monthly temperatures were measured in Central England since records began in 1659 (you need to navigate to Monthly_ranked_HadCET_mean).
I don’t know if they’re corrected for urban sprawl (which makes later measurements hotter due to the Urban Heat Island Effect).
|Month||Hottest Year||Temp (C)||Second Hottest Year||Temp (C)|
We’re clearly all doomed.