New data out concerning all-time state records.
With all of the screaming about the current heat-wave (and how it's a sign of the CAGW caused by CO2), it's interesting that new data shows an entirely new side.
First, the data we're using is from here:
It seems that the SCEC (U.S. State Climate Extremes Committee) went through old records and found other new sources. So now we have “new and improved” data for the value, the date and the location of the all-time high and low temperature, greatest 24-hr precipitation, greatest 24-hr snowfall and greatest snowdepth for 50 states and two territories. The statewide record extremes have been updated through 2011 and are subject to continuous updating.
So what kind of information shows up when you look at the records?
First, and most obvious, is that not a single all-time state record was SET in the past decade (last one that shows up is South Dakota - and that was a tie: set in 1936, and tied in 2006)
But something else is surfacing - the FACT that the majority of the records were either set (or tied) BEFORE the CO2 reached that deadly tipping point (350ppm).
If you look into the records deeper, you see a definite pattern forming.
Let's for example, take one day - July 14th. And, we'll compare how the records stand for that day.
"...There are 901 USHCN stations which were operating during both 1930 and 2011. Out of those stations, eighty-nine percent set their all time July 14 maximum temperature record with CO2 below 350 ppm.
Thirty-eight percent (347) set their all time July 14 record during the 1930s and eighteen percent (162) set their all-time July 14 record during the 1950s.
Only three stations have set their all time July 14 record during the current decade..."
It appears there is no basis for attributing the current US heat waves to rises in CO2.