NASA: Last decade was warmest ever
NASA releases recent findings on global temperatures
- The global temperature from 2000 to 2009 was the warmest decade on record
- 2009 was the second warmest year on record and 2005 was the warmest
- In the past three decades, NASA scientists have seen an upward trend of approximately .2 degrees Celsius (.36 degrees Farenheit) per decade
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The first decade of the 21st century was the warmest ever on Earth according to data released by scientists at NASA.
The U.S. space agency's data also revealed that 2009 was the second warmest year since temperature records began in 1880, and only narrowly cooler than 2005, the warmest year ever.
2008 was the coolest year of the decade but this was attributed to a strong La Nina which causes extensive cooling of the central and eastern Pacific Ocean.
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