The UAH satellite based global temperature data is a fun (?) one to watch for a monthly check on what’s going on with global warming. It isn’t necessarily the best data set but it has the rhetorical advantage of being curated by a notable global warming “skeptic”, Dr Roy Spencer and is not derived from ground based weather stations. These factors make it just that bit more absurd when the right pretends that things are not getting warmer.
The latest figures show, unless there is extraordinary cooling in November and December, that 2016 is well on track to become the warmest year in the history of the satellite temperature record.
Which explains why the issue of soaring temperatures has so dominated this US presidential election cycle (!?!)