It's Official: 2000s Were the Hottest Decade on Record January 29, 2010 : 6:34 PM

Over the past few weeks, climate deniers have tried to promote a number of pseudo-scandals as evidence that the Earth is not warming. However, once again their assertions are contradicted by the facts:

“NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) released its final report on 2009 surface temperatures Thursday, concluding:”

“2009 was tied for the second warmest year in the modern record, a new NASA analysis of global surface temperature shows. The analysis, conducted by the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York City, also shows that in the Southern Hemisphere, 2009 was the warmest year since modern records began in 1880….”

“January 2000 to December 2009 was the warmest decade on record. Throughout the last three decades, the GISS surface temperature record shows an upward trend of about 0.2°C (0.36°F) per decade.”

There is no doubt the planet is warming. Those trying to make the case that the climate crisis is not happening simply do not have the facts on their side.