Wow, this September was cold:
September 2016 was the warmest September in 136 years of modern record-keeping, according to a monthly analysis of global temperatures by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York.
September 2016’s temperature was a razor-thin 0.004 degrees Celsius warmer than the previous warmest September in 2014. The margin is so narrow those two months are in a statistical tie. Last month was 0.91 degrees Celsius warmer than the mean September temperature from 1951-1980.
My mistake, I meant to link here (go to September if it’s moved to the next month):
The September temperature across global land and ocean surfaces was 1.60°F above the 20th century average of 59.0°F. This was the second highest for September in the 1880–2016 record, 0.07°F cooler than the record warmth of 2015 when El Niño conditions were strengthening.
See, it might not have been a record, so obviously global warming is a hoax.
The year-to-date temperature across global land and ocean surfaces was 1.78°F above the 20th century average of 57.5°F. This was the highest for January-September in the 1880–2016 record, surpassing the previous record set in 2015 by 0.23°F.
Umm, if you ignore the last three years, there’s been an obvious plateau.
Ok, if you ignore the last 40 years then there’s no obvious upward trend.
Here, let’s change the subject, here’s the Red Spider Nebula (Credit: ESA/Garrelt Mellema (Leiden University, the Netherlands):