Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Latest data shows climate change is still on

Despite the recent increase in number of climate change skeptics, the climate change is still on, especially after the latest NOAA's (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) report which showed that world's combined global land and ocean surface temperature made last month the warmest March on record.

If land and ocean temperatures get separated then the ocean temperatures were the warmest for any March on record and the global land surface was the fourth warmest for any March on record.

Oceans are becoming more and more warmer.

The combined global land and ocean average surface temperature for March 2010 was 56.3°F (13.5°C), which is 1.39°F (0.77°C) above the 20th century average of 54.9°F (12.7°C).

The report also stated that warmer-than-normal conditions dominated the globe, especially in northern Africa, South Asia and Canada while cooler-than-normal conditions dominated Mongolia and eastern Russia, northern and western Europe, Mexico, northern Australia, western Alaska and the southeastern United States.

Arctic sea ice covered an average of 5.8 million square miles during March which is 4.1 percent below the 1979-2000 average expanse, and the fifth-smallest March coverage since records began in 1979. This was in fact the 17th consecutive March with below-average Arctic sea ice coverage.

NOAA's monthly reports have become traditional source of information about changes in global climate. This report also has practical value as it offers farmers information about what and when to plant, it helps guiding resource managers with critical decisions about water, energy and other vital assets.


  1. this is just very sad. What will happen once when the ocean took over everything? Will the human race go extinct?

  2. We should be more aware of the things that are happening around us... This is very sad and alarming.