Anyone here have trouble with basic math? IF it is a given that today the average temperature is over 1 degree warmer than 100 years ago and that that one degree was not a constant increase, rather in spirts and jumps, does anyone have a difficulty in grasping that the AVERAGE temperature today will be higher then the average temperature before the last large gain of temperature increase? It is a given that from 1980 to 1998 the average temperature increased somewhere just over 1/3 of a degree across the earth. Does anyone have a difficulty in now understanding that average temperatures for each year AFTER this event will normally and naturally be HIGHER then those temperatures in the years BEFORE the rise? And that when comparing yearly temperatures over the last 100 years that in fact the last 10 years which all occurred after the last know jump in temperature would naturally tend to be HIGHER then all the years before in that 100 year period? Just curious since the global warming fanatics think they make a point by showing temperatures over a year are now higher then previously.