While the right wing loonies are being paid to focus on irrelevant emails taken out of context in a desperate bid to cast doubt on legitimate science, I wonder if they believe in the Easter Bunny as well, the recent real science just reinforces all the hard science that came before it.
"Now, however, it is official from the World Meteorological Organization, in their news release today “2000-2009, The Warmest Decade“:
The decade of the 2000s (2000–2009) was warmer than the decade spanning the 1990s (1990–1999), which in turn was warmer than the 1980s (1980–1989).
The NYT story was based on the WMO release early today, but NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center also reports today:
The 2000 – 2009 decade will be the warmest on record, with its average global surface temperature about 0.96 degree F above the 20th century average. This will easily surpass the 1990s value of 0.65 degree F."