Meanwhile Outside… – News Block

Yes, we all know about Trump’s legal difficulties and how the Supreme Court rejected the so-called “Independent State Legislature” theory.

But it’s still hotter outside.

Have a look. Here’s some science from NOAA scientists:

May 2023 was the world’s third-warmest May in NOAA’s 174-year record. The global surface temperature for May was 0.97 °C (1.75 °F) above the 20th century average of 14.8 °C (58.6 °F). The last nine Mays have ranked among the 10 warmest on record. May 2023 marked the 47th consecutive May and the 531st consecutive month with global temperatures, at least nominally, above the 20th century average.

And, as always, the graph:

Then there is this for the three months March-April-May:

The global surface temperature from March to May 2023 was 1.06 °C (1.91 °F) above the 20th century average. This ranks as the third warmest March–May period in the 174-year record and 0.10 °C (0.18 °F) cooler than the warmest March–May period (2016). The ten warmest periods from March to May have occurred from 2010 to the present.

And finally, the year to date:

The global surface temperature from January to May was the fourth warmest in the 174-year record at 1.01 °C (1.82 °F) above the 1901-2000 average of 13.1 °C ( 55.5°F). Based on NCEI statistical analysis, the year 2023 is very likely to be among the 10 warmest years on record.

Yes. It’s still hotter out there.

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