2010 Ties for Warmest Year

Date: 1/6/2011

According to NOAA scientists, 2010 tied with 2005 as the warmest year of the global surface temperature record, which dates back to 1880. Last year was the 34th consecutive year with global temperatures above the 20th century average. The Pacific hurricane season had the fewest on record since the mid-1960s. By contrast the Atlantic season was extremely active.

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