NASA has now silently released corrected
figures, and the changes are truly astounding. The warmest year
on record is now 1934. 1998 (long trumpeted by the media as
record-breaking) moves to second place. 1921 takes third. In fact,
5 of the 10 warmest years on record now all occur before World War
II. Anthony Watts has put the new data in chart form, along with a
more detailed summary
of the events.
Finds Y2K Bug in
NASA Climate Data
If the article isn't enough to show we still don't know enough
about the weather to make dire predictions, then the scores of comments
should be enough, with both sides debating the various arguments
(“Greenland is melting!” “But it's also revealing large Viking
settlements showing it was warmer a millenium ago!”).
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