This Year Was Among the World's Warmest on Record -- Yet Again

From Minyanville - Energy
December 28, 2012 - 10:15am

Barring a deep freeze in the next couple of days 2012 will go down as the warmest year on record in the United States. And worldwide it will break into the top 10 likely coming in as the eighth or ninth warmest year since record-keeping began in 1880. Such a distinction is all too common: Of the past 35 years only 2011 was not among the globe's 10 hottest at the time. This past year would have been hotter still had not the early months been cooled by a period of La Niña a phase of the El Niño


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