were the temperatures hotter in 2009 than any other year?



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    No; 2009 was the second hottest year on record, according to NASA data, second only to 2005. In some places on the globe, however, 2009 is the record-holder, such as the Southern Hemisphere. The temperature readings for 2009 are very similar to total datas from various other years, most of them in the past decade and none earlier than 1998. Since the latter part of the 19th century worldwide temperatures have risen about 1.5 degrees F (0.8 degrees C). If 2010 is not a record-breaker, we can reasonably expect it to be a tie; all global trends indicate that climate change is proceeding unabated.

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    According to reuters.com, 2009 is set to be the fifth warmest year on record.  While 2009 wasn’t the hottest on record, they don’t deny the overall trend of temps is increasing.  Global warming isn’t necessarily focused on just higher temperatures.  The gradual changes produce other problems in the weather such as flooding, droughts, tornados, and other extreme conditions.  

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