When you realize Budd Inlet is at the bottom of South Puget Sound, the photos taken this week in Olympia, WA by my friend Howard Rosenfeld really make you go WOW! I mean, that water basically is the Pacific Ocean.
Meanwhile, Project Censored has a story out today saying we just experienced the hottest decade on record.
“The decade ending in 2009 was the warmest on record, new surface temperature figures released Thursday by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration show…. 2009 was the second warmest year since 1880, when modern temperature measurement began. The warmest year was 2005. The other hottest recorded years have all occurred since 1998, NASA said.”
Global temperatures varied because of changes in ocean heating and cooling cycles. `When we average temperature over 5 or 10 years to minimize that variability,’ said Dr. James E. Hansen, director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, one of the world’s leading climatologists, `we find global warming is continuing unabated.’”
–– John M. Broder NY Times Jan. 21