The National Climatic Data Center in the US has released a report entitled Climate of 2006 - June in Historical Perspective. It's worth reading before somebody edits it.
The average temperature for the continental United States from January through June 2006 was the warmest first half of any year since records began in 1895And, if that doesn't cause you to sit up and take notice...
It was the second warmest June on record for global land and ocean surfaces temperatures since records began in 1880 (1.08°F/0.60°C above the 20th century mean) and the sixth warmest year-to-date (January-June) (0.90°F/0.50°C).How far back do you have to go to find the warmest global land and ocean surfaces temperatures? Not far. 2005 was the warmest the globe has been since records started being kept. You can check out the graphic depiction and see what's happenning.
What prompted me to look at the figures was the occasion of finally getting out to see An Inconvenient Truth. It's worth the watch. Al Gore's presentation is clear, easy to understand and fully substantiated by the facts.
And, if you're one of the so-called skeptics, keep in mind that denying the presence of global warming and the human contribution to it won't change what's going to happen.
The Rapture is bullshit; carbon dioxide building in the atmoshpere isn't.