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Aug 11, 2010

Extreme weather around the globe: manifestations of runaway climate change

This year is shaping up as the warmest in the instrumental record, writes Earth and paleo-climate scientist at ANU, Dr Andrew Glikson.

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This year is shaping up as the warmest in the instrumental record, as recorded by the National Climate Data Centre (NCDC — the world’s largest active archive of weather data), NASA Goddard Institute of Space Science (GISS), Hadley-Met/Climate Research Unit, Remote Sensing Satellite survey (RSS) and Microwave Sounding Unit (MSU).

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According to an article by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), released last month on July 15:

“Last month’s combined global land and ocean surface temperature made it the warmest June on record and the warmest on record averaged for any April-June and January-June periods … Worldwide average land surface temperature was the warmest on record for June and the April-June period, and the second warmest on record for the year-to-date (January-June) period, behind 2007.”

The monthly analysis from NOAA is based on records going back to 1880.

But you will not read about it in much of the media.

Read the rest of this article over at Rooted

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