Monday, January 19, 2009

2008 ranks among top-ten warmest years on record

It's cold out there now, but before you consider global warming junk science, know that 2008 tied for the eighth-warmest year on record, reports Science Daily. NOAA keeps the records. They've been tracking since 1880.

Think it's been cooling off? Well, kind of. 1997 was the
hottest year on record. So, it may seem like our hottest days are behind us. But here's the trend. Global temps have inched forward .09 degrees per decade since 1880. But that trend has accelerated three-fold to .29 degrees per decade since the 1970s.

Hard to believe when it's
colder in Alabama than Alaska right now, and the bitter cold front that's hammering the Northeast has claimed seven lives.

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