A Visualization Of The Hottest August Temperatures In 136 Years

September 16, 2016


This is an animated chart released by NASA visualizing the hottest August earth has experienced in 136 years. And I don't know about you, but I felt it. There were several days when my mom made me play outside until dinnertime and I just laid in the yard sweating and praying for an asteroid strike.

Although the seasonal temperature cycle typically peaks in July, August 2016 wound up tied with July 2016 for the warmest month ever recorded. August 2016's temperature was 0.16 degrees Celsius warmer than the previous warmest August (2014). The month also was 0.98 degrees Celsius warmer than the mean August temperature from 1951-1980.

The record warm August continued a streak of 11 consecutive months (dating to October 2015) that have set new monthly temperature records. The analysis by the GISS team is assembled from publicly available data acquired by about 6,300 meteorological stations around the world, ship- and buoy-based instruments measuring sea surface temperature, and Antarctic research stations. The modern global temperature record begins around 1880 because previous observations didn't cover enough of the planet.

What does it all mean -- global warming? Bill Nye thinks so. Of course he wouldn't teach me how to manufacture LSD even though I asked nicely and said it was for the science fair. That blue ribbon was going to be mine. Now what am I supposed to do with this tri-fold display board? "Make a shrine to me." Exactly what I was thinking. You're my patron saint now.

Thanks to lizzy, who hopes this December is the coldest in recorded history so the North Pole freezes real good and Santa gets some real estate back.

  • Disqus Admin

    No method of "average" calculation provided. As usual.

  • Billy___Bob

    But the in the USA it was only the 85th warmest out of 122.

    1936 and 1937 were 2nd and 3rd.


  • The_Wretched

    Sun shine hours vs Nasa?


    /point /laugh.

  • Billy___Bob

    "“You can’t get any clearer proof of NOAA adjusting past temperatures,” Watts wrote. “This isn’t just some issue with gridding, or anomalies, or method, it is about NOAA not being able to present historical climate information of the United States accurately.”
    “In one report they give one number, and in another they give a different one with no explanation to the public as to why,” Watts continued. “This is not acceptable. It is not being honest with the public. It is not scientific. It violates the Data Quality Act.”

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014..."

  • The_Wretched

    And now buttressing with Tucker Carlson's right wing blog? Good luck with that. You can't get more credibility by digging deeper.

  • Billy___Bob

    And if you choose Max instead of average the top 3 are:



  • The_Wretched

    Three maxes don't show a trend. All of the data instead of cherry picking does.

  • Billy___Bob

    What it shows is that in an era when the population was one third of what population is today ... it was warmer in July. In the case of 1901 global population was one quarter it is now.

  • The_Wretched

    So you get paid by the Koch Bros to troll on global warming? There's always one when the topic comes up. I'll also note you're spamming bs to get the last word in and will for every time I, or anyone else, comments. It's a sign of your posting being ends driven rather than one of substance.

    Specific spikes or dips now and then are expected and accounted for in the models and data. The average temp everywhere is floating up like a hot air balloon on steroids.

  • Billy___Bob

    Oh no .... he mentioned the Koch brothers and I used facts and NOAA website.


    I win.

  • The_Wretched

    After discrediting yourself with industry junk website & Tucker's BS and after not addressing the central point that varient data points are accounted for in the trend analysis. Right.

  • Billy___Bob
  • Billy___Bob



    "July 2012 is no longer the hottest month ever recorded in the United States.

    In March, the country's heat record returned to the previous winner: July 1936. The switch happened when the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) updated the enormous data set it uses to track national, state and regional land temperatures."

  • Billy___Bob

    NASA data.

    "But when meteorologist and climate blogger Anthony Watts went to check the NOAA data on Sunday he found that the science agency had quietly reinstated July 1936 as the hottest month on record in the U.S.

    “Two years ago during the scorching summer of 2012, July 1936 lost its place on the leaderboard and July 2012 became the hottest month on record in the United States,” Watts wrote. “Now, as if by magic, and according to NOAA’s own data, July 1936 is now the hottest month on record again. The past, present, and future all seems to be ‘adjustable’ in NOAA’s world.”


    Of course NASA changes its mind all the time and that's why it isn't too trustable.

  • Captain Matticus, LP Inc.

    Hey, look! I can post links, too! Except mine shows that on an annual basis, for the entire planet, temperature trends have been steadily upwards, with 9 of the 10 warmest years over the past 134 years occurring since 2000 (number 10 was in 1998, so 10 of the warmest years on record have been over the past 18 years)


  • Dano

    Recording temperatures for a little over 100 years makes you think these people know FOR SURE that we are enduring man made global warming? Get. Fucking. Real.

    Stop licking the boots of your state and globalist leaders.

  • FearlessFarris

    +1 to Dano. The Earth has been around for over 4.5 billion years, and we're supposed to draw meaningful conclusions from the last 130 years? And use that as justification to tax our economy into the ground? I'm all for avoiding pollution and protecting our environment, but I'm not about to give the governments of the world carte blanche to do whatever they want in the name of addressing the "problem."

  • palpable ovaltine

    We have temperature data from thousands of years ago to present. The last 150 years or so is when it started rapidly increasing. That's why they only showed those years. Having the graphic include a thousand years of slightly decreasing temps would be pretty boring.

    And really, tax the economy into the ground? Gimme a break.

  • palpable ovaltine

    Take your meds.

  • Bling Nye

    All of them, at once.

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