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NASA Announces 2012 Temperature Data

On January 15, NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies (GISS) announced temperature data for 2012 (slightly later than usual as GISS has been experiencing some web site problems—guess nobody is immune from these).

The year 2012 has been officially pegged as the ninth hottest since 1880, with a temperature anomaly (difference) of 0.56 degrees Celsius over the 1951-1980 base period. Below I have ranked the top 20 hottest years in the 1880 to 2012 period (click for larger image). As you can see, recent years dominate the ranking and the oldest year to make the cut is 1988.

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