Hey: Space Placers!
Here is the NASA New Release link on a global temperature record that was set for 2010 that ties 2005 as the hottest year on record:
What is interesting is that data from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administartion (NOAA) came to the same conclusion:
It is more data to add to the puzzle of our planet's climate. I think it is safe to say that the Earth's global temperature has increased. But the reason why is at the center of debate and ongoing research. You can measure the temperature of the oceans, land masses, atmosphere and the amount a glacial and Arctic ice lost each year. Then notice an increasing upward trend and finally try to figure out why it is happening. And perhaps, what if anything can be done about it and the affect on the planet.
Data from NASA and NOAA goes a long way in providing proof from two different verifiable and reliable scientific sources of global warming. But the why, how and what it does the data mean has a ways to go before possible answers develop.
Sky Guy in VA