February 2017 was 2nd warmest Tmax. 1954 is still the record holder.
2017 Map of Tmax anomalies
1954 Map of Tmax anomalies
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.”
Remember the Antarctic Peninsula … the small part of Antarctica that points towards Chile and is held up by the AGW cult as proof that Antarctica is warming.
Its been cooling for 20 years.
And of course there was weaseling:
Scientists were quick to declare the results of the Turner et al paper, which covered 1 per cent of the Antarctic continent, did not negate a long-term warming because of man-made climate change.
Rather, they said, the ozone hole, changing wind patterns and natural variability had masked the long-term warming trend.
And not just any weaseling. Preplanned coordinated weaseling.
Prior to the paper’s publication, science media organisations around the world were ready with quotes from climate scientists to ensure the Turner paper was not misinterpreted.
Misinterpreted? You mean ordinary people might get confused by claims of warming that were refuted by cooling?
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 …