December 2020 second warmest globally

My DIY global temperature series shows that the month of December 2020 was the second highest since the start of the DIY series in 1948, and behind the December of 2016. I’ve never programmed functionality to produce an annual chart for some odd reason, but I suspect that 2020 still would come second to 2016 in that regard. The 365 daily moving global mean temperature is still falling sharply as you can see from the chart below and if it keeps falling at the present rate during this current La Niña event it could fall to pre 2016 values later this year.

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