[asa] Three of the Four Hottest Years Happened in the Last Half Decade

From: Rich Blinne <rich.blinne@gmail.com>
Date: Sun Dec 20 2009 - 22:17:08 EST

GISS posted their maps and graphs for the year a couple days ago. The diagnosis: three of the four hottest years in the instrumental record happened in the last half decade.

2009 comes in at number 4 missing number 2 by .01 degrees C. All-time record high November. Map here comparing to number 1 (2005) and number 2 (2007).

http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/graphs/2009+2005+2007.pdf

Note the "cooling" of the our current decade:

http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/graphs/Fig.A2.lrg.gif

This is from earlier this year but shows polar amplification:

http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/graphs/Fig.B.pdf

Note the all-time-high SH record:

http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/graphs/Fig.A3.lrg.gif

Rich Blinne
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