Is it really getting hotter down here?

Published in Crikey.

Last week the World Meteorological Organisation announced that 2009 is shaping up to be Australia’s third hottest year on record (since 1910). That got me  wondering what the rest of the top 10 were, so just in case you were wondering too, here they are:

I know that’s not graph pr0n, so for aficionados of the chart, here’s the complete set with a decade long moving average.  Things do seem to be hotting up down under.

Source: Bureau of Meteorology – Time Series Data

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