2014 is turning into a superlative year for global temperature. September was the warmest such month on record, according to the monthly climate report by NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center. This follows the warmest August on record, and the warmest summer on record, as well. And year to date, 2014 ties with 1998 and 2010 — two of the warmest years in recorded history — with a temperature departure of 1.22 degrees above average.
“If 2014 maintains this temperature departure from average for the remainder of the year, it will be the warmest year on record,” says the report.
While we still have three months to see whether the calendar year will set a record, the past 12 months — October 2013 through September 2014 — was the warmest 12-month period on record, at 1.24 degrees above the 20th century average temperature.
September’s average global temperature was 1.3 degrees above the 20th century average, according to NOAA. And global sea surface temperature was an astonishing 1.19 degrees above average — making September 2014 the warmest on record for any month over the oceans.
But there's nothing to worry about because the science isn't settled and there's nothing we can do about it anyway, why bother. Meanwhile, one case of Ebola is the end of America!
Well I take that back. We should probably cut taxes on energy companies so they do more drilling and fracking.