On Watts Up With That?, Dr. Don J. Easterbrook notes the attention 2010 is getting as a contender for the warmest year of the century. And then he calms everyone down:Hey, if 2010 doesn't take it, don't blame me. I drove a lot last year.[V]irtually all of the past 10,000 years has been warmer than the present. . . .
Of the past 10,500 years, 9,100 were warmer than 1934/1998/2010. Thus, regardless of which year ( 1934, 1998, or 2010) turns out to be the warmest of the past century, that year will rank number 9,099 in the long-term list.
(Edited since originally posted.)