Wednesday, September 05, 2007
CGW-E takes another hit; Recent years not so hot after all.
No doubt you haven’t seen it in the media, but an error has been discovered in NASA’s temperature data calculation that marked 1998 as the hottest year of the previous century. You can read a more detailed account here, but the upshot is that 1998 has been relegated to second place, with 1934 now taking honors. 2006 dropped from second to fourth. The new ‘Top 10’ list is as follows (hottest first):
1934, 1998, 1921, 2006, 1931, 1999, 1953, 1990, 1938, 1939.
A quick count places four of these years in the 1930s, three in the 1990s, and one each in the ‘20s, ‘50s, and 2ks.