Earth’s Average Temperature Dropped *AGAIN* In December, Now Down 0.66C From 2016 Peak

The Version 6.0 global average lower tropospheric temperature reading for December 2022 has come in at 0.05 deg. C vs the multidecadal average.

Despite the ever-loudening cries of ‘catastrophic Earthly hotty-hot’ and the increasingly-draconian policy decisions that accompany them, this is the third sharp global temperature drop in as many months; drops that continue the overall downward trend observed since 2016’s peak (now down approx. 0.66C deg. C from then).

In simpler terms, it’s getting harder and harder for the establishment’s anti-human narrative to be maintained.

A continuation of Earth’s cooling trend is highly probable over the coming months –with the odd bump along the way: climate is cyclic, after all– as low solar activity, La Nina, and the aftereffects of Hunga Tonga’s record-setting mesospheric eruption continue to have an infinitely-larger influence over our climate than a natural byproduct of human existence (see how that works).

According to the 15x NASA/NOAA AMSU satellites that measure every square inch of the lower troposphere (where life resides), planet Earth cooled drastically during the fourth quarter of 2022: from 0.32C above the multidecadal baseline in October, to 0.17C in November, to now just 0.05C in December.

Again, to simplify this for your average spoon-fed alarmist, Earth was warmer back in the late-1980s:

The various regional departures from the 30-year average are tabled below (scroll down to Dec 2022 in bold):


Note that four of the six individual regions held cooler than the average last month: the Southern Hemisphere (-0.03C), the Tropics (-0.35C), the USA (-0.21C) and Australia (-0.38C).

Note also that the Arctic saw a reading of 0.80C above the average in Dec 2022, which, paradoxically, is actually expected during prolonged spells of low solar activity. As visualized below in NASA’s ‘Maunder Minimum Reconstruction Map’, areas such as the Arctic, Alaska and the North Atlantic actually warm during bouts of otherwise ‘global’ cooling:

Temp change between 1780 (a year of normal solar activity) and 1680 (a year within the depths of the Maunder Minimum) — NASA.

Discard establishment statements and data-collations for they are agenda-driven and, unlike the UAH, are subject to obvious tampering, discrepancies and obfuscations — such as the ignored Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect.

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22 Thoughts to “Earth’s Average Temperature Dropped *AGAIN* In December, Now Down 0.66C From 2016 Peak”

  1. Bernard Brewer

    Hi Cap. Happy New Year
    You recently mentioned December could be 9th coldest in CET Can you say where it did end up after the warmer end to the month

    1. Cap Allon

      The month ended at 3.2C (a -1.3C anomaly). That put it 100th on the 363-year CET dataset, equaling the Decembers of 1739, 1757, 1780 and 1939.

      And Happy New Year!

      1. Richard Greene

        It was almost -3 degrees C. warmer n CET dataset from the coldest year in the 1690s to the hottest year recently. But ever after all that good news from warming England could use more global warming.

  2. Mystic’s Mystic

    Here it is, hump day 🐪 again. The earth is as close as it will get to the sun all year. Will the aggressive nature of the 22/23 winter gradually ramp up again? Pretty sure you can bet on it getting colder.

  3. Mystic’s Mystic

    We have an answer to that burning question.
    How long will the US government remain on the global warming snipe hunt? It was 34 years and counting. The correct answer now is 35 years and counting.

    1. Richard Greene

      The CAGW BS started with the 1979 Charney Report
      So we are now in year #43

  4. Richard Greene

    Embarrassing for a Climate Realist website.

    Early 2016 temperature TEMPORARILY peaked from a very strong El Nino unrelated to greenhouse gases.

    This data mining is extremely dishonest.

    It would be correct to report a strong rising trend from 1979 to 2015, and THEN a flat trend from 2015 to 2022, but even that is a biased view of the whole dataset since 1979.

    1. Moffin

      The 1970’s was the trough of a cooling period. Choose your bias.

      “We have to get rid of the Medieval warm period”.

    2. MustangSally

      Mr Greene, any relation to Cleaver?

    3. Cap Allon

      Cooling from 2016-onward is my forecast; I see nothing wrong with tracking the progress.
      Also, we’re at a juncture where children are being told that the planet has x-years to run before its fiery annihilation. Pointing out that temperatures are falling, even by small increments, is more than worthwhile.

    4. Dallas Schneider

      Sure, it you take an average look at 2015-2022 one can see a flat trend at 0.2-0.25 level.
      Now when you take the Peak temps, you see a steep Dangerous trend towards 0.0 in a few months, maybe 6.
      As you say, take out the 2016 El Nino peak, WTH – take out the top Four outlier temp spikes, you still get an Emergency Decline in the temps even still heading towards 0.0 in a few months also.
      In my opinion, this compares to the peak temps decline of 2004-2007 which preceded the drop into negative -0.3 of solar minimum 2008-9 which gave us the Jan 2010 Million Fish Kill in the Everglades that month.

      Note on the chart the Negative -0.65 during Feb 2021 of the Big Texas Freeze!
      “Electric bills went up, with some receiving electric bills of up to $17,000. During the freeze, methane gas providers posted approximately $11 billion in profits. Texas residents will be paying gas companies on their bills for up to the next 30 years.”
      Could this lesson learned be the reason behind the Ukraine/Russia war, blowing up $30/MWH Long Term Natgas Contract pipelines, expecting a hard freeze in EU this winter, running up the price of Natgas in UK a couple of weeks ago to just over $2,000 Euros/MWH???
      Seems reasonable enough cause or motive in my world for them to do so!!!

      1. Dallas Schneider

        This gives a “Profit” of $15,600,000/DT (Dead Texan)!
        Could this “collateral damage” be worth it?
        Will dead Ukrainian/Russians be worth as much as a
        Texas Citizen?

  5. .50

    I’m quite happy somebody is calling out corrupted science data and mocking climate alarmist baloney.
    2016 was a hotter year in the mountains, and has been cooling since then. I work outside on my ranch, and it is easily observable. My inside thermostat reading will max out at 99°. Then it reads “hot.” This happened in 2016. It has not happened since.
    Thank you,

  6. Dallas Schneider

    You just gotta love a thermometer that reads –
    HOT or COLD!!!
    Sounds like it might be “Digital”, is that right?

  7. Chris Norman

    And the “Peak” in 2016 was completely engineered, that is, it was fake, phoney, manufactured, manipulated non science. In fact didn’t NASA giss or the NOAA claim 2020 was the hotest by retrospectively lowering 2016? NASA I think.

    1. Matt Dalby

      NASA, NOAA, and the UK met office have been retrospectively lowering historical temperatures for almost 20 years. The UAH data series has 1998 as the 3rd hottest year on record, look at the other data sets and it comes in at number 10 or lower.
      Up until about 2003 the NASA etc. data sets had 1933 (or it may have been 1931) being slightly warmer than 1998. Obviously very inconvenient for global warming alarmists so the 1930’s were adjusted downwards by up to 0.5C.
      This is hard to prove as NASA etc. have obviously removed the unadjusted data from their websites, but the old charts should be available on the wayback machine if anyone has the time to search through hundreds of cached pages.

  8. Henk

    In the Netherlands it is in the daytime about 15 degrees Celsius for two weeks now and more to come, which is extreme warm.

    1. Greg in NZ

      Henk, 15 C in winter in Nieu Holland (New Zealand) would be mild, average, normal – I’d enjoy it while it lasts.

      Summers here are 25 – 30 C, yet we’ve barely hit 25, mostly around 20 C. Where’s my warming, I want it NOW!

      NB. Tongue-in-cheek humour 😃

  9. Dirk Pitt

    Cali now has the biggest 10-day snow forecast on the planet of 17 feet:—add-more-layers/overlays?snowAccu,next10d,41.331,-119.971,7,m:eNUacKQ

    More hurricanes are in the forecast there with heavy rain, flooding and closed Interstate Highways blocking supply chains.—add-more-layers/overlays?rainAccu,next10d,40.731,-116.763,5,m:eJKacKs—add-more-layers/overlays?gustAccu,44.825,-123.794,5

    Not the same weather pattern as the last three years in the Pacific O. The only thing that stays the same is everything changes.

  10. Trevor

    A lengthy but fascinating review of the approx 80 year Wolf-Gleissberg cycles ( a longer set of the 11 year solar sunspot cycles). Ties to major observed terrestrial responses to solar changes. Remember we are considering climate not short term weather such as a couple of weeks of barmy weather in winter in western Europe in 2022-23. The protracted drought of western USA should be of more interest – is it able to be linked to a W-G cycle?

  11. Dallas Schneider

    Great Review! Easy to Read!
    A little harder to make predictions from but one could help
    isolate their location effects from this.
    Just add in the Nov 2024 Planetary Alignment,
    along with the 12,500 yr/25-27,000 yr Glalactic cycle
    (Lake Taupo NZ Eruption cycle) to see what we are in for!

  12. Deb

    Currier & Ives print. Nice!

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