The IPCC Global temperatures are calculated using a 5x5 degree grid based on data from the Hadley/Climatic Research Unit (CRU) CRUTEM3 database. I have often wondered what the temperature would be in the California cells, and now I know.
The following figure shows the average annual temperature anomalies for the average of the four 5x5 degree grids covering California for 1930 – 2009 (indicated in yellow on the map) [Click for a larger image]
The CRUTEM3 data was plotted at: [http://www.appinsys.com/GlobalWarming/climate.aspx] by Alan Cheetham at the Global Warming Science web site. The warmest year was 1934, with no statistically significant warming over the last 80 years. Wow, and we are about to destroy our economy with AB32 to stop this warming?
Next time you see the Governor, tell him your agree the “the science is settled” as there is no significant warming in California and he needs to get behind suspending AB32.
Alan Cheetham has added a California page dedicated to California here, with plots of historic temperature in cites around California. See if you can find the warming.