& haven't been paying attention to the dramatic changes in weather patterns that have been taking place throughout your lifetime there's a new quantitative scientific study that will spoon feed you the facts about how hot its been getting.
in fact its been so hot that the last 10 years have been the warmest ever recorded!
its been so hot that the temperature of the globe has increased 1.5 degrees F since 1880!*
the title links you to the article on science daily, but you can also get more info via the new york times & democracy now [for all of you that need another reference for the research paper you're citing my blog in!]...here a preview of the ny times article by leslie kaufman:
"The finding by the association, a United Nations agency, corroborates research by NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, which has already said that its measurements show that the period from 2000 to 2009 was the warmest since modern instrumental recording of temperatures began in the 1850s."
we're all doomed!-)
*in the 1980's the data said that @ least 3 of the hottest years in recorded history were in the 1980's...in the 1990's the data said that @ least 5 of the hottest years in recorded history were in the 1990's...its a shame that many people do not appear to appreciate the realities of our lifetime