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Long-term change in annual mean surface temperature anomalies over the globe. The bars indicate anomalies of surface temperature in each year. The blue line indicates five-year running mean, and the red line indicates a long-term linear trend. Anomalies are deviations from the normal (1971-2000 average)
Global Temperature in 2010 Most Likely Second Warmest (preliminary) - Japan Meteorological Agency
The ranking is preliminary and is based on the January to November data and is subject to amendment in February when the December data is in.
Interesting graph - with the December reading that plateau at the right will be flatter I guess. More of a chopstick than a hockeystick shape.
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