NASA Research Finds 2010 Tied For Warmest Year On Record



According to NASA  Global surface temperatures

in 2010 tied 2005 as the warmest on record,

This analysis was released on Wednesday by researchers at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York.

The analysis found 2010 approximately 1.34 F warmer than the average global surface temperature from 1951 to 1980. To measure climate change, scientists look at long-term trends. The temperature trend, including data from 2010, shows the climate has warmed by approximately 0.36 F per decade since the late 1970s.

“If the warming trend continues, as is expected, if greenhouse gases continue to increase, the 2010 record will not stand for long,” said James Hansen, the director of GISS.


Source : NASA