And they're off! Since the starting gate of the 1998 El Nino, the Hansen/GISS thoroughbred racehorse maintains it's commanding lead from it's flying start and sharp pullout from the year 2000 backstretch. The Hansen/GISS thoroughbred was the clear favorite and thus odds are only even money for a win, even though a track record is in the offing. Pulling up the rear and actually going the "wrong" way are the neck-to-neck long-shots RSS and UAH satellite donkeys, at a record anomaly difference of .3°C, about half of the entire claimed global warming anomaly of the past century. The Hansen/GISS thoroughbred is the only one that can continue to spin that the globe is the hottest in re-recorded history at every stretch, and can continue it's commanding lead by adjustments and deletions of inconvenient data, an advantage not available to the satellite donkeys which are at 1000-1 odds. Global bets placed upon the outcome are currently estimated at $45 trillion.