I’ve got to admit, it really has been a cold year so far, hasn’t it ? Just look at the graphic for the period January to April 2010 (above), and you can see a band of cold stretching from east to west at latitudes where millions, perhaps even a billion people, live.
Ah. Hang on. What’s that graph in the bottom right hand corner ? What’s it telling me ? And why is the “Record High” different from last month (see below) ? I’m taking it all back. It’s been a really, really warm year, so far.