Monday, May 24, 2010

Climate change to make 2010 the warmest year on record?

Many climate change scientists predict that 2010 will be the hottest year in recorded history. Many people will say that this will not be the case, especially given the very cold winter in Europe and North America, but we must not forget that climate change is global phenomenon, and therefore if we look at the global data we can see that period from January to March was one of the seven warmest starts to the year on record.

The data gathered from Nasa also shows that global temperatures, averaged over the past 12 months, were the warmest for 130 years. And the warming trend looks very likely to continue for the rest of the year. According to Vicky Pope, head of climate change advice at the Met Office, the year 2010 has therefore more than a 50% chance of being the warmest on record.

The year 2010 has more than decent chance to become the warmest year on record.

Warming is not only connected with climate change but also with El Nino effect which has caused the ocean to release large amounts of heat into the atmosphere by making temporary shift in Pacific currents.

Some scientists like Kevin Trenberth from the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Colorado believe that warming trend in 2010 will be more the result of El Nino phenomenon rather than climate change.

In any case both these factors will likely play a huge role if average temperatures reach roof this summer. I say if because with climate you can never be sure, as Mother Nature tends to surprise climate change scientists from time to time.


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