Warming did it. Cooling did it.
“The Earth has known several mass extinctions over the course of its history. One of the most important happened at the Permian-Triassic boundary 250 million years ago. Over 95% of marine species disappeared and, up until now, scientists have linked this extinction to a significant rise in Earth temperatures. But researchers have now discovered that this extinction took place during a short ice age which preceded the global climate warming.”
The daily surface mass balance on the Greenland Ice Sheet is well above normal.
On August 1, the Danish Meteorological Institute’s measuring station registered an appalling -30.7 ° C at the ice cap’s summit.
“This is the lowest temperature for July we have from this station,” said John Cappelen.
The previous record was -27.7 ° C on 30 July 1992.
NOAA just put out the USA temperature for June 2016.
Lets compare Tmin (minimum) versus Tmax (maximum)
Wow. Tmin has been skyrocketing since 1980. Tmax has just gone up and down.
I suggest UHI (Urban Heat Islands) not “Global Warming”.
I came across a new paper trying to claim that increased temperatures caused by global warming will kill more “old people” in Beijing.
In the supplementary data they posted the graph of daily mortality.
First thing I noticed is that deaths peak in January and bottom out in the summer.
Yes there are some summertime spikes. But it appears that something like 60 more people die per day die in January than in July.
It seems to me that if winters are warmer, lives will be saved.
If you could wouldn’t you want the Earth to be 1C colder?
What? You don’t?
According to the NOAA, May 2016 was ranked 49th coldest out of 122.
That is essentially a tie with May 2015. The warmest May Tmax’s were 1934, 1936, 2012 and and 1939.
The following map shows state rankings. 122 = warmest. 1 would be coldest.
Note the states ranked 7th and 8th coldest. Wow. Not much El Nino effects …