"The annual average anomaly for 2021 was +0.134 deg. C above the 30-year mean (1991-2020), which places it as the 8th warmest year in the 43 year satellite record, behind 2016, 2020, 1998, 2019, 2017,2010, and 2015."
Paul Homewood: "It is those computer models that dictated UN climate policies, based on ludicrous projections of rapid warming. In reality, the amount of warming since 1979 has been tiny. Indeed, when you factor in margins of error, there has been no statistically significant warming since 1998.
You might also note that the satellite data begins in 1979, which just so happens to be the coldest period of the 20thC. At the time it was acknowledged that global temperatures had decline by 0.5C since 1940, which offsets most of the increase since 1979. This decline in temperatures coincides with the cold phase of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation, which has been in warm phase since the 1990s and is soon due to revert to cold."
MARK HODGSON: "I think this is what is called spin. 2021 must have been a disappointment for climate worriers keen to ratchet up panic and demands for ever-more urgent action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions." The headline “Europe experiences average temperatures during the winter and spring and a year of temperatures outside the ten warmest years” didn’t fit the bill.
Jo Nova: Magical seven-year record wins the Hottest-ever Bingo of 2021. Why does “seven years” suddenly matter? "The last 500 years has been the coldest of the last 5,000." -"Two can play Climate Bingo. In the history of human civilization, we’ve never lived through six centuries that were colder than the last six. Maybe that’s more important than a 7-year hot record in the “blip” at the end?"
"It’s been cooling for 6,000 years. The blip of modern warming is higher than the graph shows (which stops in 1950). Things might be the same temperature now as a thousand year ago. But all the records we set today are nothing in the big scheme."
Bjorn Lomborg: "Hurricanes in 2021 were unprecedented — as in unprecedentedly few. Globally, 2021 had the fewest hurricanes ever in the satellite era (1980-2021). Globally, 2021 had some of the fewest strong hurricanes in the satellite era (1980-2021). With 16 strong (Cat 3+) hurricanes, 2021 was the second-lowest strong hurricane year since 1980. Globally, 2021 was a weak hurricane year. When measured by total energy (Accumulated Cyclone Energy), 2021 was the 9th weakest year. Did you see that reported anywhere?
Hurricanes in 2021 were weak and exceptionally few. But we heard lots about North Atlantic hurricanes. Conveniently, North Atlantic is the only basin where hurricanes are stronger. Does this leave us well-informed?. But we hear lots about names storms (hurricanes + weaker storms). Ever-easier to detect, so numbers keep climbing (4 of 2020s 30 named storms wouldn't have been named in 2000!). Not as relevant, but hey, scary numbers."