(WZZM) - NASA released global temperature statistics today showing that 2012 was the ninth warmest year since records began in 1880.
In addition to these findings, eight of the warmest years on record have occured within the last 12 years; indicating a longer-term warming trend according to NASA.
Two seperate sets of data were used and compared to determine these numbers, provided by NASA and NOAA.
You'll find the slides from the powerpoint presentation here.
Click here for an animation depicting how the global temperature has changed since 1884.