Former Yugoslavia and Balkans – 9
Surrounded by water on all sides. Many small countries in close proximity. If anything is going to give us an idea which way European temperatures are moving, this ought to be the place.
Albania – 601
Well. Dropping and then dropped on the floor in 1991. I’m sure it’s just an accidental thing and we’ll be seeing nothing at all like that again. Probably due to war or conflict in the area.
Bosnia / Herzegovina – 607
Dead flat and then dropped in 1992.
Undoubtedly because they don’t do electronic reporting or issue “CLIMAT” report.
Then the only rational conclusion is that it’s due to war or conflict in the area.
Serbia – 639
WOW! Rising 3 C THEN pitching up faster to a rocket ride of heating. Good thing we have consistent reporting from such a fine location. Unlike those cooling or flat stations that were dropped due to war in the region. Good thing these folks were able to keep on reporting, being far removed from such issues… /sarcoff>
Moldova – 631
125 years of a consistent dropping trend. Who knew?
Montenegro – 632
Dropping for 40 years then dropped on the floor. Must be a ‘fluke’. But that’s OK, GIStemp can just fill in the temperatures from nearby Bosnia. Wait, it was dropped… Albania? Nope, dropped. I know, let’s use Serbia! Yeah, that’s the ticket!
Croatia – 609
A slightly rising “trend”, except it’s been dead flat since W.W.II and we’ve just gotten back to where we were in 1863 – 1874. Which is right? Who knows.
Macedonia – 648
Dropped 2 C from the start then dropped on the floor in 1992. Undoubtedly just a fluke. A one of a kind oddity. Not at all like any other pattern.
Bulgaria – 608
Flat. Just incredibly flat.
Romania – 637
150 years of steady and consistent dropping as CO2 accumulates through the whole industrial revolution. Then, in 1992, The Pivot and in 2 short decades were back up 2 C. Now THAT’S global warming! (Just ignore how that big yellow line bounces around as the thermometers are changed out… “nothing to see, move along, move along”…)
I already covered Greece under the “Mediterranean” listing, but felt bad about leaving it out of the Balkans… Besides, it looks so much like Romania with a long persistent drop suddenly recovered to zero in 2 short decades after The Pivot on massive thermometer change.
There is not a lot in common in these records other than a lot of dropping of temperatures over a long period of time as CO2 levels rose dramatically. Then the 1991 or so “bullseye” change of process and “presto!” instant Global Warming! Except in those places dropped from the record and in those that kept on dropping.
I’d bet that either not much is happening at all and it is just an artifact of bad measurement technique, or that there is a very shallow cooling trend and some incredibly bad change of process made in 1990. In no case would I bet on CO2 as having any relationship at all. A correlation plot of CO2 percent with temperature will have a negative correlation over the bulk of all time in the graphs, and then a non-correlation with the astounding hockey stick in the last 20 years as the rates are too divergent.
Substantially, we are “Dancing in the error bands” of our processes. Nothing more.