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11 Most Fascinating Facts About Global Warming

Documented Rising Temperatures

Many of us laughed at the ridiculousness of Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and his stunt with the snowball in Congress, but this insidious argument against Global Warming is not going to help us as we all bake alive. Empirical scientific evidence has documented that temperatures are, in fact, rising. To ignore this is foolish to the extreme. Over the course of the past 130 years, the average temperature globally has risen 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit. Over half of that rise happened in the last 35 years. All of the 12 hottest years in recorded history have happened since 1998 and every single year of the past 38 years rated higher than the 20th century average temperature. In spite of a decrease in solar output in the 2000s, the surface temperature of the Earth continues to rise. There are more statistics if you need them, just pop the right search term into Google.