Hot, and getting hotter

Data dumop gets dumped on by doubters.
Written by Harry Fuller, Contributor on

The British meterological service has just released a ton of data on temperatures. This was in response to the East Anglia hacking and the resulting charges of faked data, etc. The "Met" as it's called says the temps are rising and 2010 might be the hottest year on records going back over 150 years. The current hottest year ever: 1998. Failing to re-set that record allows skeptics to say recent temperatures are dropping.

2009 will be the fifth hottest year on record and this decade is the hottest ever.

Skeptics continue to say the Met is now twisting numbers to support global warming conclusions.

None of this argument over data seems to matter to melting glaciers in the Alps, Greenland, Alaska, Himalayas or atop Mt. Kilimanjaro.

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