Friday, January 22, 2010

Not so cool news

So much for skeptics' arguments (wish) that the Earth's climate is cooling. NASA has released a new analysis.
The first decade of the 21st century was the warmest ever on Earth according to data released by scientists at NASA.

The U.S. space agency's data also revealed that 2009 was the second warmest year since temperature records began in 1880, and only narrowly cooler than 2005, the warmest year ever.
Interested readers can also look at the NASA news release.

UPDATE (1/26/10): Ever careful, Pino makes the excellent point that the article describes the last decade as the warmest "ever" and is also unclear about 2005's place in history. The NASA article that is linked describes these records properly.