New Jersey Mean Surface Temperature, 1743-2011

Using the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) data here, the following plot was created. It represents regional climate change for the State of New Jersey. The plot shows the mean monthly surface temperature, the mean daily maximum surface temperature, and the mean daily minimum surface temperture. Compare the plot below with that proivided here based on the same underlying data.

New Jersey Governor Chris Cristy has talked up “climate change” as posing a big threat to the state. Corporate groups like the American Water Works Service company have also gone along with the global warming crowd. But does the science support this? More work needs to be done examining the BEST data, but this first cut suggests not much is going on to be alarmed about. The historical record suggests a very broad yet defined band of highly variable temperatures.

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