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2008 Temperature – Eighth Warmest In History

Posted by: | January 19, 2009 | 5 Comments |

Preliminary data indicates that 2008 ties with 2001 as the eighth warmest year in history.
The analysis by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) looks at a number of measurements including:

  • Global ground surface temperature
  • Soil temperatures
  • Ocean surface temperature
  • Average snow coverage (decreased)
  • Permafrost coverage
  • Glacial ice melt
    and more.

The top ten warmest years on record all fall in the the last 13 years.

Source: National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration (2009, January 19). 2008 Global Temperature Ties As Eighth Warmest On Record. ScienceDaily. Retrieved January 19, 2009, from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/01/090116163206.htm

Related sites: http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/dec2008/2008-12-18-02.asp

under: Climate Change


  1. By: Rachel G. on January 22, 2009 at 4:57 pm      Reply

    This article is very interesting to read. It HAS been extremely warm in 2008. Although, 2009 is very cold at the start. However, we are only in a month of 2009 so there cannot be a factual statement about colder weather.

  2. By: Yana B. on January 23, 2009 at 3:36 pm      Reply

    I wonder if that means that global warming is getting worse or better. what if the earth will get colder during the winter and hotter during the summer if the pollution gets alot better quickly. This winter was most defenetly very cold in the begining. Maybe throughout the years we will have a more even temp every winter so that we stop messing with the earth.

  3. By: Deirdre Hughson on February 25, 2009 at 8:09 pm      Reply

    Atleast there has not been a steady increase over the years if 2001 and 2008 have records set.

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