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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Unprecedented climate extremes in last decade...

2010 Heatwave in Germany : Drought in agriculture
A human shadow is seen on the torn up and dried out soil of an agrarian field in Petersdorf, Germany, 12 July 2010. Photograph: Patrick Pleul/EPA
If you think the world is warming and the weather getting nastier, you're right, according to the United Nations agency committed to understanding weather and climate.
The World Meteorological Organization says the planet "experienced unprecedented high-impact climate extremes" in the ten years from 2001 to 2010, the warmest decade since the start of modern measurements in 1850.
Those ten years also continued an extended period of accelerating global warming, with more national temperature records reported broken than in any previous decade. Sea levels rose about twice as fast as the trend in the last century.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jul/03/unprecedented-climate-extremes-last-decade-un



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2 Comments:

At July 4, 2013 at 11:45 AM , Blogger Snowbird said...

Whatever's causing it, there is no doubt any more that the weather is becoming more severe worldwide.xxxx

 
At July 4, 2013 at 4:13 PM , Blogger peter petterson said...

The weather is getting more volatile. Though I would have to point out that so called warming can have natural causes too. Our earth is still feeling the after-effects of the last ice age. It is how we treat our earth, and not to use it as a garbage can.

 

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