Sunday, February 7, 2010

Real science: Global warming

From the lead story on front page of today's paper edition of Sunday Times, Bombay:

  1. "2009 was India's hottest yr ever". "almost a degree warmer than usual." usual = "long term annual average" = 24.64 C for the country.
  2. "of the 12 hottest years in the 108 years since 1901, when the Met department started maintaining temperature records, 8 have been in the past decade."
This December/January also happens to be the only one I remember when I didn't have to take a sweater out. While Bombay never really sees winter, late nights/early mornings during these two months tend to be chilly enough to need a sweater. Not this year.

Related: Fiction about global warming.