Thursday, January 13, 2011

NASA Research Finds 2010 Tied for Warmest Year on Record

The latest analysis from NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York shows that global surface temperatures in 2010 tied 2005 as the warmest on record. This result matches closely the temperature record independently produced by the Met Office Hadley Centre in the United Kingdom and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Climatic Data Center.

The two years differed by less than 0.018 degrees Fahrenheit or 0.01 degrees Celsius. GISS Director James Hansen notes that "Global temperature is rising as fast in the past decade as in the prior two decades, despite year-to-year fluctuations associated with the El Niño-La Niña cycle of tropical ocean temperature,".

The press release is found here.

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