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Re: Month fallacy?

My understanding of this story is that it is the monthly global average temperature (based on the specific temperature dataset used by NOAA) that has exceeded the 20th century average global temperature for the same month for a long time, currently 332 months or about 27 years. [For the first 15 of the 27 years, the 20th century average global temperature for the month would not be known at the time as the century had not finished].

The Grist writer has hyped the story to make it look as though people up to the age of 27 have only ever experienced above average monthly temperatures wherever they live.

I think the WUWT position on this issue is that it arises from continual upwards temperature adjustments that get made to the temperature dataset, discussed in this link from 3 months ago when the running total was at 329 consecutive months: