6 Apr 11 - Lower than normal global average temperatures last month
made it the coolest March since 1999, says Dr. John Christy,
professor of atmospheric science and director of the Earth System
Science Center at The University of Alabama in Huntsville.
Driven by La Nina (cyclic cooling in the Pacific Ocean), average
temperature in the tropics fell 0.35 C (about 0.63 F) below normal,
making it the fifth coolest March in the tropics ever recorded in
In what must be a blow to AGW proponents, three of the five coldest
tropical Marches in the satellite temperature record have occurred
in the past dozen years. The satellite record goes back 33 years.
Christy and Dr. Roy Spencer, a principal research scientist in the
ESSC, use data gathered by NOAA and NASA satellites to get accurate
temperature readings for almost all regions of the Earth. This
includes remote desert, ocean and rain forest areas where reliable
climate data are not otherwise available. Their work is part of an
ongoing joint project between UAHuntsville, NOAA and NASA.
See entire article:
Thanks to Alex Meyer for this link
"Mainstream media will miss this one too," says Alex.
"Neither Christy nor Spencer receives any research support or
funding from oil, coal or industrial companies or organizations, or
from any private or special interest groups," says this article on
Newswise.com." All of their climate research funding comes from
federal and state grants or contracts."