Well here is November 2010's temperature anomaly (compared to 1951-1980 data):
|Departure from 1951-1980 mean for November 2010, in degrees C Click for larger image..|
And here's the same for December:
|Departure from 1951-1980 mean for December 2010, in degrees C. Click for larger image.|
observatory at Mauna Loa reports the mean atmospheric CO2 for December at 389.69 ppm. This continues the steady upward trend for the decade:
Now causality does not equal causation, but since we have established well back in the nineteenth that atmospheric carbon dioxide absorbs IR energy, a correlation between warming and CO2 is to be expected by the rational observer. This does not mean that the increase in CO2 for November and December are in lockstep, but the ever increasing carbon dioxide will be reflected over time by more and more positive temperature anomalies.
So right now, business as usual rules, in our actions and in the climatic response.