Hot or not?
Yesterday, Gavin told the Huffington Post that August was the hottest on record globally. He seems to have changed his mind since then, because today his map shows August was cooler than 2011 by 0.02 degrees.
2014 0.68 anomaly : Data.GISS: GISS Surface Temperature Analysis
2011 0.70 anomaly : Data.GISS: GISS Surface Temperature Analysis
RSS shows that August was seventh coolest and below average since 1997. So how did Gavin create his since reversed scientific flustercluck?
There were three stations in Antarctica on the right side of the 250 km map below which he marked as very hot. Those three stations averaged about -20C. This map has 250km extrapolation, and gives a feel for where the stations are located, and where there is no data.
He extrapolated those three -20C Antarctic stations across a huge area of below normal temperatures on both the lower right and lower left side of the map, and…
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