Record Global Cooling Over Land for The Last Eight Months. Here’s some data the mainstream media won’t tell you about. It’s the satellite temperature changes going back to 1979 when satellite monitoring of global temperature began, but just for the 30% of the globe with a land surface (as opposed to ocean). Humans live on the land, so this is what matters most to us.
And it’s the change over the previous eight months — so the last big down move is the end of the last El Nino (which rearranged the heat so that it appeared the world was warmer but basically does not change the heat content). But it is pretty large.
In other words, the world’s land cooled more over the last eight months than in any eight months in recorded history (which only goes back to 1979, when satellite monitoring began).
This is NOT a graph of land temperatures since 1979, but of changes in eight months periods. Why eight months? Because it is the time since the El Nino warming peaked. So the graph is a bit cherry-picked. But it is an interesting straw in the wind.
Perhaps the global cooling I predicted for around 2017 is underway:
Global temperatures will come off the current plateau into a sustained and significant cooling, beginning 2017 or maybe as late as 2021. The cooling will be about 0.3 °C in the 2020s, taking the planet back to the global temperature that prevailed in the 1980s. This was signaled (though not caused) by a fall in underlying solar radiation starting in 2004, one of the three largest falls since 1610 when records started. There is a delay of one sunspot cycle, currently 13 years (2004+13 = 2017).