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Well, there you have it.
The earth has been cooling since 1982.
METEOSAT DERIVED PLANETARY TEMPERATURE TREND 1982-2006Filtered data were subsequently averaged for two 10 yearly periods: 1986-1995 and 1996-2005. Finally the change in brightness temperature was determined by subtraction. In addition nine locations were selected and data series were extracted and studied for the period 1982-2006. Our observations point to a decrease in planetary temperature over almost the entire hemisphere, most likely due to an increase of cloudiness.