The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) tells us that this has been the coldest year in at least the past five [link].

The global mean temperature to end-July was 0.28 degrees Celsius above the 1961-1990 average, the UK-based MetOffice Hadley Centre for climate change research said on Wednesday. That would make the first half of 2008 the coolest since 2000.

Oh, they try to explain it away and tell us that we’re still steaming towards our certain doom, but baby, it’s cold outside.