January 26th, 2010
If 2009 left you a little hot under the collar, there was more to that feeling than job losses, bankruptcies, foreclosures, etc.
Turns out it actually was pretty hot out there.
According to NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, 2009 tied for the second-warmest year on record, trailing only 2005. In the southern hemisphere, ’09 was the warmest year since the inception of record-keeping in 1880.