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303

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303 is the number of consecutive months we have now had with temperatures greater than the mean for the 20th Century.

303 months is a little over over 25 years, so it may sound impressive – but does it actually mean anything?

Well, yes. It means that the last 25 years have been warm, but then we already knew that. it tells us nothing about why it has been warm or what it is going to be like in the future. In isolation it is just a number, nothing more. And in a couple of weeks it will change to 304.

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