Global warming a fact
Global warming a fact: The year 2010, the second warmest in the late nineteenth century
2010 was the second warmest in the late nineteenth century, according to a report by the U.S. Agency for monitoring the oceans and atmosphere, confirming the planet's warming trend.
According to the report released Tuesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the average land temperature was in 2010 by about 0.62 degrees warmer than the average of the twentieth century.
2010 stands as the second among the warmest years after 2005, when the temperatures began to be monitored in 1880.
"Several indicators led to the same conclusion: the highest layer of the atmosphere to the depths of oceans, the planet continues to warm," NOAA emphasized in the report.
Many well-known seasonal weather events - such as El Nino - have a significant influence on climate throughout the year, say the authors report.
But further analysis shows that the indicators there is a clear trend over the past five years, global climate change.
This annual report, conducted in collaboration with the American Meteorological Society (AMS) is a compilation of observations and measurements made of 368 specialists from 45 countries.
It provides detailed, updated annually, about global climate indicators, major events and other information meteorologioce the climate all continents.
The study shows average annual temperatures so that the Arctic has continued to grow about two times faster than the lower latitudes.
Arctic glaciers have reduced dimensions, being ranked third among the smallest ever measured such areas. Greenland ice cap has melted to one of the highest speeds recorded in 1958. In 2010, Greenland's glaciers were melting at a rate of 8% higher than the record year 2007.
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