Global temperatures were above average for the 36th straight year in 2012 and the planet is likely to chalk up more record warm highs over the coming decade, US scientists said Tuesday.
People dip their feet at the WWII memorial in Washington, DC, on June 29, 2012, after temperatures reached 104 degrees Fahrenheit, breaking the record. Global temperatures were above average for the 36th straight year in 2012, with parts of the Northern hemisphere experiencing their warmest year on record, US scientists said Tuesday.
The year 2012 marked the ninth or 10th warmest on record, depending on the measurement. Space agency NASA put the average temperature at 14.6 Celsius (58.3 Fahrenheit), 0.6 degrees Celsius higher than in the 20th century.
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