WMO – 2010 was the warmest year on record

20 January, 2011 by (comments)

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has concluded that 2010 was the warmest year on record since global temperature records began in 1850.

It found that 2010 was 0.53 degrees Celsius warmer than the average for the commonly-used baseline period of 1961-1990. While 2010 was marginally warmer that the other two warmest years on record – 1998 and 2005 – uncertainties in measurements means all three years are statistically identical. This still means the three hottest years on record have all occurred since 1998.

Meanwhile, the UK Met Office expects temperatures for 2011 to be cooler than 2010, due to the La Niña-related weather conditions.

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