July Temperature Update: Faustian Payment Comes Due – James Hansen and Makiko Sato
13 August 2021 James Hansen and Makiko Sato
Something is going on in addition to greenhouse warming. The 12-month running mean global temperature (blue curve in Fig. 2) has already reached its local minimum. Barring a large volcano that fills the stratosphere with aerosols, the blue curve should rise over the next 12 months because Earth is now far out of energy balance – more energy coming in than going out.