The past couple weeks have seen the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) release their latest datasets on global temperatures. Both the JMA and NOAA reported that June 2014 was the hottest June on record.
Here is Seth Borenstein’s report over at the Associated Press:
The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That’s after the world broke a record in May.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday that last month’s average global temperature was 61.2 degrees, which is 1.3 degrees higher than the 20th century average. It beat 2010’s old record by one-twentieth of a degree.
While one-twentieth of a degree doesn’t sound like much, in temperature records it’s like winning a horse race by several lengths, said NOAA climate monitoring chief Derek Arndt.”
Several points of confusion here. First off, according Arndt’s profile at the American Public University, “he is the Chief of the Climate Monitoring Branch at NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, North Carolina. He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in meteorology from the University of Oklahoma, and is currently enrolled in OU’s Ph.D. program in Adult and Higher Education Administration.”
Read the rest at: American Thinker