Shake shake shake, shake your annual global temperature variations. While NASA’s analysis of average global temperatures shows changes from year to year, the long-term trend still shows rising global temperatures, compared to a baseline average from 1951-1980.
In fact the last year that experienced an average global temperature cooler than the 1951-1980 average was 1976, when the U.S. was marking its bicentennial and K.C. and the Sunshine Band were at the top of the charts.
Creative commons disco ball photo courtesy of marfis75 on flickr.