From the AP:
Last year was the warmest in a century, nosing out 1998, a federal analysis concludes.But don't worry -- I'm sure your SUV isn't part of the problem.
Researchers calculated that 2005 produced the highest annual average surface temperature worldwide since instrument recordings began in the late 1800s, said James Hansen, director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies. ***
2005 reached the warmth of 1998 without help of the "El Nino of the century" that pushed temperatures up in 1998.
Over the past 30 years, Earth has warmed a bit more than 1 degree in total, making it about the warmest it's been in 10,000 years, Hansen said. He blamed a buildup of heat-trapping greenhouse gases.