The planet is cooling down rapidly!

February 18. After 2010, which became the warmest on record, came the "cold times." January 2010 on the value of the global land + ocean temperature (12,38 ° C) took only 17th place among the warmest for the observation period from 1880 — reported by climatologists NOAA (the National Administration for the atmosphere and the ocean, USA) . To the average global temperature of the 20th century was 0,38 °. This modest result can probably be explained by the cooling effect of La Niña, which is celebrated in eastern tropical Pacific Ocean. If we consider only the surface temperature continents it to 0,45 ° C higher than the average age of 20 (2,8 ° C), and was the 29th row in the ranked. Sea surface temperature exceeded the average (15,8 °) to 0,35 ° and took 11th place in the list of the warmest. The highest values of the positive anomalies were recorded in the South Pacific and Indian oceans, as well as in the North Atlantic near Greenland and Canada. La Nina, from moderate to strong, continued during January in the central and eastern tropical Pacific Ocean. La Niña conditions fade to a neutral, as expected by May-June. But not everywhere it was very cold and sad. For example, in Moscow, the average January temperature is above normal by almost 2 degrees!

Source: News Gismeteo

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