US Scientists at NASA disagree with British weather officials and the World Meteorological Organization. NASA says 2006 is the fifth hottest year on record, while the other agencies put it at #6. With El Nino starting, 2007 is likely to be even hotter. The contiguous United States had its third warmest year since records began in 1880, as well as the worst fire season on record, with more than 9.5 million acres burned through early December. NASA said the five warmest years since the late 1880s were, in decreasing order, 2005, 1998, 2002, 2003, and 2006, assuming no major fluctuations take place in the next two weeks. Read about it in The New York Times.
Visit us at www.irejn.org