This posting is an “aggregator posting” so that the entire set of Africa graphs can, in the future, be reached from a single link. The Africa series was divided into 4 major regions, each with it’s own posting. There are well over 60 total graphs, so even with those divisions it’s a pretty hefty “page weight” for each portion.
Each of the graphs is quite large, so you can click on the small version seen in the page and get a much larger and more easily read version to view.
So what does Africa look like?
A dramatic drop to 1975, then an equally dramatic rise of about 1/2 C per decade back out again. With rather interesting symmetry to the thermometer count. Notice also the “bullseye” moment in 1992 when the data processing history changes and how that maps to a rising segment. It is quite striking that in that year all the monthly anomaly lines pass through zero. Also notice that there are very few “negative anomaly” months between 1976 and 1996. Something was pruning out the “cold months” then on an aggregate basis. When we get into the individual country graphs this becomes all the more ‘odd’ as many countries are cooling.
(Which includes a gratuitous Antarctica Graph for completion)
The patterns of the various countries of Africa are so divergent, both in shapes and time of onset for changes (or complete lack of changes with flat or dropping trends) that I can see no way for a “CO2 explanation” to be causal. It simply must do too many contradictory things that are very often “unphysical”.
Things like that “Pivot” in 1976. How does CO2 accumulate for 100+ years, then suddenly have an onset in one year? But only on one continent and only in some countries of it?
But those patterns would be very easily explained by instrument change and data processing artifacts (things like “splice artifacts” between data series).
There are also rampant data dropouts throughout Africa. This complicates matters (and it is highly “suspicious” that places near those with the most artificial looking “hockey sticks” often have the most data drop outs that will of necessity be ‘filled in’ from those hockey stick places…)
Finally, there are hints of a cold southern hemisphere. Something we also saw under the Islands threads. There is the very real possibility that there is a global antipodal oscillation of cold where we don’t capture the southern cold phase as most of the thermometers are in North America, Europe, and Japan. Then we would “find warming” by simply not finding where the cold went during one half of the cycle. And with known 60 year cycles of weather, “this matters” in that we might have to wait 60 years after we achieve full global instrumentation to capture the event. Not only do we not know, but it may be impossible for us to know for several decades more.