UAH v6.0 data for December were released last night. Here is an interim post with updated graphs for some regional data (Globe, Southern Hemisphere, Tropics) as released by Roy Spencer, showing the furthest back one can go to show a zero or negative trend (less than +0.01C/ 100 years) in lower tropospheric temperatures. For the third month of the climb towards the El Nino peak, there is still NO pause in the Northern Hemisphere trend. Note: The satellite record commences in December 1978. The entire satellite record is now 37 years 1 month long- 445 months.
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The length of the Pause has remained the same, with zero trend for one month short of half the record. While CO2 has increased by 37 ppm, energy consumption by 187 billion tons of oil equivalent, and population by 1.3 billion people, temperatures have remained flat.
Northern Hemisphere: No Pause
The Pause has shortened by four months. For more than half the record the Southern Hemisphere has zero trend.
The Pause has shortened again as the El Nino peaks, but is still more than half the record.
The remaining charts will be posted when data for the remaining regions are released later in the month.