GISS rose from 0.59°C (Jul) to 0.61°C (Aug). The rise came partly because they adjusted July down by 0.01 0.59°C. TempLS had measured no change (actually down 0.006°C). I'll show the comparison of world distributions below the jump:
Here is the GISS plot of temperature distribution for August 2011:
And here is the TempLS version, using the GISS base years and levels.colors:
This TempLS output suppresses polar plots, mainly because the projection is haywire. I'll produce another of the whole-world versions which should show this.
The Temperature Spiral, Now With 2016’s Record Heat
42 minutes ago