Latest Temperature record Stories
NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) said 2011 was the ninth warmest year on record since 1880.
In order to separate human-caused global warming from the "noise" of purely natural climate fluctuations, temperature records must be at least 17 years long, according to climate scientists.
An international team of scientists, led by Dr Stephen Barker of Cardiff University, has produced a prediction of what climate records from Greenland might look like over the last 800,000 years.
Phil Jones, the United Kingdom scientist who was targeted in the "ClimateGate" affair, now says global warming since 1995 is statistically significant, a year after telling BBC News that post-1995 warming was not significant.
An unparalleled heat wave in eastern Europe, coupled with intense droughts and fires around Moscow, put Earth's temperatures in the headlines this summer.
Less ice covers the Arctic today than at any time in recent geologic history.
Researchers evaluate climate fluctuations from 115,000 years ago.
A new analysis of global surface temperatures by NASA scientists finds the past year was tied for the second warmest since 1880.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new analysis of global surface temperatures by NASA scientists finds the past year was tied for the second warmest since 1880. In the Southern Hemisphere, 2009 was the warmest year on record.
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