NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies stepped in it again, by reporting this past October as the hottest on record. After people sorta noticed that October really was rather cold over much of the world, with unseasonable snowfall, including the worst ever in Tibet, there was a recheck of the figures. It was found that September data from Russia and other locations had been repeated in October, making the overall temp seem warmer than usual. WHUPS! It’s that same James Hansen, who had to retract the claim that the 90’s had been the hottest decade of the last century, and instead report that the real heat was back in the 30’s.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is rating this October as the 70th warmest in the last 114 years… in other words, a little colder than average.