2012 in top ten warmest-ever years. Each 21st century year in top 14.

Guardian: “2012 was among the 10 warmest years on record, rising above the long-term average for the 36th year in a row.” “Temperature records compiled separately by Nasa and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) found global surface temperatures rose 1.03F above the long-term average last year. …The average global temperature has risen about 1.4F since 1880. In both cases, scientists said the 2012 global temperature records further consolidate a pattern of global warming. Each year of the 21st century has ranked among the 14 hottest since record keeping began in 1880. …Figure: According to an ongoing temperature analysis conducted by scientists at NASA, the average global temperature on Earth has increased by about 0.8C (1.4F) since 1880, (left 1880-1889) compared to today (right 2000-2009).”

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