Pct 2021: SST +.55C tracking 4th warmest in >=150y: nighttime IR sats
From MrPostingRobot@kymhorsell.com@21:1/5 to All on Sat Oct 9 18:21:01 2021
8 days into the month and the initial read on global SST shows the
potential new La Nina is not knocking the sea surface temps back by
much. A normal La Nina cools the world a mighty .05C from where it
would have been in neutral conditions; an El Nino warms it by the same
amount. But we're continuing to see La Nina's in the 21st century
regularly warmer than the warmest El Ninos of the 20th Cent.
This plot shows it all: <kymhorsell.com/ONI.gif>
The warmest El Ninos -- about every 15y -- are steadily getting warmer
(they are easy to spot by eye because they run along the top part of
the plot). The biggest La Ninas every approx 15 y and running near
the bottom of the plot also show a warming trend. Big surprise
eventually the smaller La Ninas start to beat the average El Nino and
as we get further into the 21st cent even the biggest 20th cent El
Nino of 1998.
Year Avg Oct SST deg C rel ~1980s
<-- 2021: ~.56C new #4?
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should pledge to net 0 by 2050 and up its ambitions on a range of
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fully vaccinated and a larger fraction partially vaccinated -- plans
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