Skip to comments.World simmers in hottest year so far
Posted on 07/16/2010 1:04:43 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
WASHINGTON (Reuters) The world is enduring the hottest year on record, according to a U.S. national weather analysis, causing droughts worldwide and a concern for U.S. farmers counting on another bumper year.
For the first six months of the year, 2010 has been warmer than the first half of 1998, the previous record holder, by 0.03 degree Fahrenheit, said Jay Lawrimore, chief of climate analysis at the federal National Climatic Data Center.
Period of a El Nino weather pattern is being blamed for the hot temperatures globally.
"We had an El Nino episode in the early part of the year that's now faded but that has contributed to the warmth not only in equatorial Pacific but also contributed to anomalously warm global temperatures as well," Lawrimore said.
Abnormally warm temperatures have been registered in large parts of Canada, Africa, tropical oceans and parts of the Middle East.
Northern Thailand is struggling through the worst drought in 20 years, while Israel is in the middle of the longest and most severe drought since 1920s. In Britain, this year has been the driest since 1929.
Also, Arctic sea ice has melted to its thinnest state in June.
However, as cooler temperatures may set in later this year, it remains to be seen whether 2010 will overtake 2005 as the hottest year overall.
What may tip the scale is the development of La Nina, possibly coming in July and August, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration .
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NOW, can I plant a palm tree in my front yard??
I think we should just blame it on Al Gore.
hottest year on record
key point ‘on record’
Due to the recent volcanic activity.
If you live anywhere near the Arctic Circle, plan on planting that palm soon .. it’s gonna go tropical there in a few decades..
0.03 degrees Fahrenheit is in the noise. What is the measurement error?
Why has it been freezing all summer?
What’s a “global temperature”?
Then it shouldn't be an issue here in CT.
you must live in a ‘microclimate’.. or on the coast. lol
we’re close to 90 here.. I thought we were headed for closer to 100 today,,
Uh, why would we believe anything these Climate gate /Peer Review liars are saying ?
This Mid Summer “announcement” would have happened no matter what the Temperature. They’re predictable propagandists.
Predicting the Future of mankind is a Tough Job, is Al Gore up to it ?
cooking the numbers again to advance cap n trade for obozo....any bets...??
Despite the laughable liberal political opportunism of so-called "global warming," Biblical prophecy indicates things will heat up in the days going into the soon-coming Day of the Lord and the Tribulation.
My sister used to take little palms back to Minniesoda and grow them there, ya had to take them inside in the winter but they done good for awhile .. course they eventually died in an enclosed porch , darn things got pretty good sized but they aren’t the best house plant when they get taller.
Wouldn’t surprise me. The Climate Propagandists are well-funded .. and determined to sway opinion.
What good is US national weather analysis when they have moved data collectors to the hottest locations and have stopped collecting data from the coldest locations. Garbage in, garbage out.
Yes, but before the last few days, it’s been a very weird May, June, and early July.