- WEB EXCLUSIVE
- PE COFFEEHAUS
A report released in February by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), concluded that 2006 had been the fifth warmest year on record (www.giss.nasa.gov/research/news/20070208).
While there is a graph on the GISS home page that demonstrates a clear rapid warming trend since the 1990s, there also is a report from GISS scientists (http://pubs.giss.nasa.gov/abstracts/2001/Hansen_etal.html) that describe errors in the data used to make that graph. That report shows a much flatter graph of the temperatures when the corrections are applied. The data show 1934 to be the hottest year on record.