For a second consecutive month, the global land and ocean surface temperature was the second highest for April since global records began in 1880. April's temperature departure of 0.93°C (1.67°F) above the 20th century average ranked second to April 2016 (+1.08°C / +1.94°F). April 2019 marks the 412th consecutive month and the 43rd consecutive April with temperatures, at least nominally, above the 20th century average. The global land and ocean temperature for April tied with September 2015 as the 11th highest monthly temperature departure from average among all months (1,672 months) on record. The 10 highest monthly temperatures departures from average have all occurred since 2015.Meanwhile the decidedly non-scientist sitting in the White House said in late January:
Mr. [Piers] Morgan: Do you believe in climate change? Do you think it exists?Like so many other things (more than 10,000), he's completely wrong about this.
Mr. Trump: There is a cooling and there is a heating, and I mean, look: It used to not be climate change. It used to be global warming.
Mr. Morgan: Right.
Mr. Trump: Right? That wasn’t working too well, because it was getting too cold all over the place. The ice caps were going to melt, they were going to be gone by now, but now they’re setting records, O.K., they’re at a record level.