The results are in and both NOAA and NASA agree that 2010 is statistically tied (with 2005) for the warmest year on record, globally.

Nine of the last ten years are among the ten warmest years on record. (The exception was 2008. The records go back to 1880.) And the last time we had a year in which the global average temperature was BELOW the twentieth-century average was 1976. That’s 34 warm years in a row. And counting.

(And in case you’re prone to making some comment about the snow, we’re talking global climate, not local weather. If you don’t know the difference, you’re not qualified to comment on it.)

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