Friday, March 26, 2010

Past Decade Warmest on Record

In a report released on Thursday, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said that this past decade (2000-2010) was the warmest 10 year period since modern instrumental recording of temperatures began back in the 1850's.

The WMO also reported that 2009 ranked as the fifth warmest year on record.

In 2009, it was unseasonably warm in southern South America, Australia, and southern Asia. On the other hand, the United States, Canada, and Siberia experienced cooler than normal temperatures.

In the southern hemisphere, August and November broke previous temperature records.

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