The year 2010 is essentially tied with 2005 as the warmest year on record, both warmer than 1998. This was the 34th consecutive year of above average temperatures. The last time the globe was below average was 1976.
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Global Average Temperatures since 1880
Global average temperatures over a 131 year period from four different sources: