The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for May 2014 was record highest for this month, at 0.74°C (1.33°F) above the 20th century average of 14.8°C (58.6°F). [Emphasis added.]Oh, and this is their analysis for the globe, not just the good old U. S. of A.
It was a very warm month of May - not that that's taken anyone by surprise. If you're having trouble wrapping your head around the May warm, here's some art work:
And hey, if you're reading this from the eastern half of the above mentioned Good Ole US of A, do you remember that bitter polar vortex we had? With temperatures hitting somewhere below zero (fahrenheit)?
Yea, didn't do much for the global temps:
The first five months of 2014 was Earth's fifth warmest such period, with a combined average land and ocean surface temperature that was 0.66°C (1.19°F) above the 20th century average. With the exception of February (21st warmest), each monthly temperature in 2014 to date has ranked among the four highest for its respective month.So tell me again how global warming stopped 12 or 15 or 17 years ago?