Earth still getting warmer

Smoke StacksIn the United States we keep getting hit by wave after wave of gigantic snowstorms. And yet global warming continues. Did you know that January 2010 was the warmest January on record?

“January, according to satellite (data), was the hottest January we’ve ever seen,” said Nicholls of Monash University’s School of Geography and Environmental Science in Melbourne.

“Last November was the hottest November we’ve ever seen, November-January as a whole is the hottest November-January the world has seen,” he said of the satellite data record since 1979.

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said in December that 2000-2009 was the hottest decade since records began in 1850, and that 2009 would likely be the fifth warmest year on record. WMO data show that eight out of the 10 hottest years on record have all been since 2000.

Scientists say global warming is not uniform in all areas and that climate models predict there will likely be greater extremes of cold and heat, floods and droughts.

The recent rash of epic snowstorms may in fact be a result of the chaos created by our rapidly rising temperatures. So, ,ake sure your uninformed neighbors know the truth. And support cap & trade! (h/t Yglesias)

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  1. I wish I could get my neighbors on board but unfortunately they all live by FOX News…..no amount of reality or facts will change their minds….sad? I know…..