20 Mar '12, 4pm

New Research Reveals 2010 was the Hottest Year on Record

Researchers have just updated one of the most prominent global temperature records to include information collected in the Arctic—and the new data reveals that 2010 was indeed the warmest year we've got on the books. The BBC reports : Researchers have updated HadCRUT - one of the main global temperate records, which dates back to 1850. One of the main changes is the inclusion of more data from the Arctic region, which has experienced one of the greatest levels of warming.The amendments do not change the long-term trend, but the data now lists 2010, rather than 1998, as the warmest year on record. The updated research has been published in the Journal of Geophysical Research .Previously, 2010 was held to be tied for the hottest year on record with 1998, an El Nino year that was so hot that it gave rise to the idiotic global cooling meme you still hear climate deniers push o...

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