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Last Year Was Earth's Coolest Since 2000

Article: Last Year Was Earth's Coolest Since 2000

NEW YORK, New York, February 24, 2009 (ENS) – Climatologists at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York City said today that 2008 was the planet’s coolest year since 2000. Yet this does not mean that global warming is no longer a threat, they said. The analysis also showed that 2008 was…

2008 Among 10 Warmest Years on Record, UN Reports

Article: 2008 Among 10 Warmest Years on Record, UN Reports

GENEVA, Switzerland, December 18, 2008 (ENS) – The year 2008 is likely to rank as the tenth warmest year on record since the beginning of the instrumental climate records in 1850, although the global average temperature was slightly lower than previous years of the 21st century, according to the United Nations meteorological agency. The combined…