You would never guess, based on all the freak weather happening in usually temperate regions this winter, but 2010 will go down in the books as the hottest year ever recorded. NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center has released the following stats:
* For the 2010 year-to-date (January–November), the combined global land and ocean surface temperature was 0.64°C (1.15°F) above the 20th century average—the warmest such period since records began in 1880.
* The November 2010 Northern Hemisphere land and ocean surface temperature was the warmest November on record.
* The November 2010 global land surface temperature was the warmest on record, at 1.52°C (2.74°F) above the 20th century average.
Let’s see what climate change brings us in 2011!!