April may have seemed on the cool side in this country, but globally it was the third warmest on record (and the warmest April ever over land). In fact, the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) reports that "globally averaged combined land and sea surface temperature was the warmest on record for January-April year-to-date period." Drudge reported the April news perversely: "WARMING ON HOLD? April’s temperatures were below average ..." April temperature anomalies are shown on the dot map below. The redder it is, the hotter it is: Note that the real news is that much of Siberia is a stunning …
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