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2011 ninth warmest year in recorded history, NASA saysPhuket Gazette / News Wires
PHUKET: The global average surface temperature in 2011 was the ninth warmest since at least 1880 [maybe earlier], according to NASA scientists on Thursday. Nine of the ten warmest years have occurred since the year 2010.

An updated analysis released by NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York, which monitors global surface temperatures on an ongoing basis, shows temperatures around the globe in 2011 and compares them to the average global temperature from the mid-20th century.