WASHINGTON -- The Earth's temperature has climbed to levels not seen in thousands of years, warming that has begun to affect plants and animals, researchers said yesterday.
A report in the latest issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences said the recent warming has brought global temperature to a level within about one degree Celsius of the maximum temperature of the past million years.
The Earth has been warming at a rate of 0.2 degrees C per decade for the last 30 years, according to the research team at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York.
Okay guys which is it? 30 years, thousands of years or a million years?
Where was the thermometer that Fred and Barney used a million years ago? In the Smithsonian? Is the granite indicator needle stuck on the temperature of the day?
Maybe the temperature started increasing when these scientists got out of grad school and started spouting their baloney.