NASA says 1911 was the fourth coldest year on record.
One hundred years ago today, the San Francisco Chronicle ran this headline.
h/t Don Penim
NASA says January, 1911 was almost 10C below normal at Point Barrow.
January and February. 1911 brought record heat to the Southeast US.
It was 85 degrees in Missouri on February 2, 1911.
May, 1911 brought precedent 100 degree temperatures to Maine and Quebec. May 22, 1911 brought the hottest May temperatures ever recorded in Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire.
This was followed by the hottest July 4th on record in the US, during a two week heatwave which killed thousands of people in New England. July 3rd, 1911 was the hottest day on record in New Hampshire. July 4th, 1911 was the hottest day on record in Massachusetts and Vermont, and July 10, 1911 was the hottest day on record in Maine.
And Europe had a seventy day long heatwave which killed tens of thousands of people.
London was 100 degrees on August 9, 1911.
Paul Homewood captured this graph from the Met Office in 2016, showing the summer of 1911 as being the second hottest on record in England, after 1976.
The Met Office has since altered the data to cool the summer of 1911 slightly, and make it no warmer than 1995 and 2006.
The chart below overlays the 2015 and current versions, and it appears that the summer of 1911 is the only point which has been tampered with.
More than a thousand people died in Germany.
The New York Times reported an Arctic heatwave during the summer of 1911, and said in August there was no ice in the Northern Sea Route or along the coast of Alaska.
NASA shows that it was cold along the coast of Alaska during August 1911.
If climate science was an actual science, academics would want to understand the heat of 1911 – rather than try to make it disappear.