global temperatures

Despite the US cold snap, NASA Finds 2013 Sustained Long-Term Climate Warming Trend

Despite the recent cold snap in the US, NASA scientists say 2013 tied with 2009 and 2006 for the seventh warmest year since 1880, continuing a long-term trend of rising global temperatures. With the exception of 1998, the 10 warmest years in the 134-year record all have occurred since 2000, with 2010 and 2005 ranking as the warmest years on record. NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New

Global temperatures close to 11000 year peak

Global average temperatures are now higher than they have been for about 75% of the past 11,300 years, a study suggests. By the end of this century they will be the highest ever since the end of the most recent ice age according to climate models. Instrumental records of climate extend back to only the late nineteenth century. Beyond that, scientists depend on analyses of natural chronicles such as tree