Worth a Million Words About Global Warming

tn_22082“Worth a million words via Seth’s Blog – We all know how much a picture is worth. What about a good short video…” His blog offers a click through to this NASA animation of temperature data from 1880-2011 reflecting that the global average surface temperature in 2011 was the ninth warmest since 1880, according to NASA scientists. The finding continues a trend in which nine of the 10 warmest years in the modern meteorological record have occurred since the year 2000. Reds indicate temperatures higher than the average during a baseline period of 1951-1980, while blues indicate lower temperatures than the baseline average. (Data source: NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Visualization credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio)