Hottest June? Not According To The Satellites, Roger

Written by Paul Homewood

Roger Harrabin has been up to his tricks again, with another idle piece of desperately one sided propaganda: bbc

Last month was the hottest June ever recorded worldwide, and the 14th straight month that global heat records were broken, scientists say.

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) says global sea temperatures were fractionally higher than for June last year while land temperatures tied.

Its global temperature records date back 137 years, to 1880.

Most scientists attribute the increases to greenhouse gas emissions.

They also say climate change is at least partially to blame for a number of environmental disasters around the world.

The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for June was 0.9C above the 20th Century average of 15.5C, the NOAA said in its monthly report.

Last year was the hottest on record, beating 2014, which had previously held the title.

The poor chap must be suffering from the heat, as he could not get beyond seven sentences! He quotes the fake NOAA data, but is surely aware that the much more accurate satellites show no such thing.

According to RSS, last month was not the hottest June, or even the second hottest. Indeed, despite near record El Nino conditions in 2016/16, this June was not even as hot as 2010’s.



UAH show last month as slightly warmer than June 2010. But they also show it as being a massive 0.23C cooler than June 1998.


This is, of course, the real story that Harrabin does not want you to see. Between 1979 and 1998, GISS and RSS trends followed each other closely. Since 1998, the trends have massively diverged.

GISS show a greater warming trend since 1998 than before, whereas the pause is still alive and well according to RSS.


You would have thought that a serious journalist would have wanted to cover all sides of the story.

In case the photo at the top of the story is not enough to convince readers of impending climageddon, (who would have thought that people would go to a water park in California to cool off?), he slips in the lazy sentence:

They also say climate change is at least partially to blame for a number of environmental disasters around the world.

He can’t be bothered to tell us which disasters he has in mind, nor provide any links.

In a few short sentences, this report sums up just about everything that is wrong with the BBC’s coverage of climate change.

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