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2010 to be the Warmest Year since 19th Century but Governments unconcerned

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2010 has a very high probability of  being the warmest year since records have been kept from the 19th  century.Land Temperatures in 2010 are supposed to be whopping 13.3 Degrees Centigrade higher than the average temperature of the 20th Century.This follows a severe global winter in which Europe and China saw record low temperatures.Though there is no exact convincing proof that this record hot year has anything do to with human induced GHG emissions , it certainly adds weight to the Global Warming argument. However governments have been cool to the development as have been the common people.This is due to the following reasons

  1. Repeated attacks on the reputation and credibility of the IPCC panel
  2. Global Economic Crisis taking center stage over all other problems
  3. Major governments like China and USA pushing the climate change agenda on the backburner
  4. People getting less concerned with climate change and global warming issues according to recent polls

Despite this , Global Warming and Climate Change remain the biggest threat to humankind in this century.Studies show that the longer we delay in reducing GHG emissions the harder it will be later on to reverse the process.There is even a small probability that the effects of Climate Change might be much worse that what is expected under the base scenario.The human and financial costs would be much lower if we act to curb our Carbon Emissions.However a Global Agreement on Climate Change remains as much as a Mirage as ever.

World warms as public cools to climate action – Reuters

Yet so far in 2010 there has been record warmth especially in many tropical regions, Australia and parts of the Arctic — despite a chill start to the year in western Europe and some eastern parts of North America.”It’s more likely than not — greater than a 50 percent chance — that it will be the warmest year on record,” said Vicky Pope, head of climate change advice at the British Met Office Hadley Center, referring to global temperatures.That would eclipse 1998 and 2005 as the warmest years since records began and undermine an argument used by some skeptics that warming has peaked. The decade just finished was the warmest on record, ahead of the 1990s.n the first four months, land and ocean temperatures were 56 degrees Fahrenheit (13.3 C) and 1.24 F (0.69 C) above the 20th century average, the warmest on record in NOAA data


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  1. Roxana Mittler

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