Must Read

PrintPrint CiteCite
Style: MLAAPAChicago Close


Union of Concerned Scientists: 2005 Vies for Hottest Year on Record

January 18, 2006


Global average surface temperatures pushed 2005 into a virtual tie with 1998 as the hottest year on record.  The record heat of 2005 is part of a longer-term warming trend exacerbated by the rise of heat-trapping gases in our atmosphere that is due primarily to our burning fossil fuels and clearing forests. Nineteen of the hottest 20 years on record have occurred since 1980. 

Full Text of Document