The outgoing year 2010 was the warmest for 131 years of weather observations. This was stated by experts of the National Administration of the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
In 2010 meteorological year (December 2009 — November 2010), the average global temperature has reached 14.65 degrees Celsius. So far the warmest was considered in 2005, when the average temperature was 14.62 degrees.
In addition to NASA, global meteorological observation deals with other organizations, including the National Administration of the U.S. Oceanic and Atmospheric. And they call it the passing year the warmest — an open question.
At the same time recognize the record warm year does not hurt even an abnormally cold winter in Northern Europe. Reported by California Watch.
"Abnormal cold in November in northern Europe remained in the first half of December. When combined with an unusually cold winter 2009/2010 in the middle latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere, the regional cold spell has led to say that global warming is over. This is hardly the case. On the contrary, on a global scale in November 2010 was the warmest November on record, "- said James Hansen, director of the Goddard Space Center at NASA.
Scientists suggest that heat, like that seen this summer in Russia and France, in the future is unlikely to be an anomaly: the climate in these areas will become warmer.
According to scientists, the new millennium has brought nine of the top 10 hottest years.