As the Administration contemplates deep cuts to scientific data acquisition, and deleting or restricting public access data sets, I thought it useful to post the global temperature anomaly data, accessible as of today, before it disappears.
Figure 1: Global land and ocean temperature anomaly, 12 months through December. Source: NOAA, accessed 3/4/2017.
And if you thought it’d been warm this winter, well, here’s the first two months of 2017…
Figure 2: Global land and ocean temperature anomaly, 2 months through February. Source: NOAA, accessed 3/4/2017.
And, if you dislike statistics (there are quite a few Econbrowser readers who have such an aversion preferring stories as proof), here are some anecdotes regarding cherry blossom blooms in Washington, DC, and early maple syrup tapping in Minnesota.
Update: 2slugbaits notes I should save the Oklahoma earthquake data, before USGS gets decimated. Here is one graph:
Source: United States Geological Survey (data provided by the Oklahoma Geological Survey and USGS-NEIC ComCat) via Wikipedia, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=35778753.