Originally posted by Duncan Clarke
[b]England has experienced the coldest week in late July for a very long time.
Daytime temperatures dropped to aroung 12c, at least 5 degrees below normal.
"This is clear evidence of man made Global Warming", said a top scientist.
Proof enough, I'd say. :
Me being in England, I am well aware that it has been unseasonably cold here but it has NOT been unseasonably cold in most other places in the world; if anything, quite the opposite in fact.
I and everyone else that has actually bothered
to look at the statistics for the OVERALL AVERAGE GLOBAL temperature this year (this year so far
) have noticed that the temperature is, so far, HIGHER than what it was last year AND higher than it has been for several years. Obviously, some places the temperature increased and others it decreased. But the GLOBAL AVERAGE was still UP.
speaking of year 2015:
"..The average global temperature across land surfaces was 1.28°C (2.30°F) above the 20th century average of 11.1°C (52.0°F), tying with 2012 as the highest May temperature on record. .."
Not that it would mean anything for global warming if the global average temperature this year was lower
rather than higher than last year. Nobody CLAMS/believes that global warming implies a perfect steady temperature increase without temperatures fluctuations making temperatures occasionally temporarily going down as well as up so your straw man couldn't be much more ineffective.
The temperature will inevitably occasionally go temporarily down and then up, but the longer term trend is still simply up.