warmest years

Global Temperature trend

Despite the freezing (for the UK anyway) start to the year, NASA have confirmed that global average surface temperature in 2011 was the ninth warmest since 1880. The finding continues a trend in which nine of the 10 warmest years in the modern meteorological record have occurred since the year 2000. NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York monitors global surface temperatures have released an updated analysis