WMO confirms global-warming trend

The World Meteorological Organization or WMO has confirmed that global-warming is a long-term trend across the planet.

2010 an exceptionally warm year

2010 an exceptionally warm year

It said that 2010 was the warmest years since records began in 1850. 

Much of Africa and southern and western Asia, as well as Greenland and Arctic Canada had the hottest years on record.

Michel Jaruad is the head of the World Meteorological Organization.

“It confirms that the last decade, 10 year period, has been the warmest on record. So all this data basically confirm the long term warming trend of the atmosphere. The global temperature average is estimated to be was 0.53 degree centigrade over our reference period in WMO which is the 30 year period going from 1961 to 1990.”

WMO says December 2010 was abnormally cold in large parts of northern and western Europe, with monthly mean temperatures as much as 10 degrees centigrade below normal at some locations in Norway and Sweden.

The Arctic sea-ice cover was also at it lowest extent during the same period.

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