Global temperature for 2012 ranks 8th on record (Japan Meteorological Agency)

Global temperature for 2012 ranks 8th on record (Japan Meteorological Agency)

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7 February 2013
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The annual anomaly of the global average surface temperature for the year 2012 (i.e., the combined average of the near-surface air temperature over land and the sea surface temperature) is estimated at +0.14°C above the 1981-2010 average, ranked as the 8th warmest record since 1891.

Warm temperature deviations are noticeable around North America, western Russia through to the Mediterranean, the Indian Ocean, and the central part of the North Pacific Ocean. >> More

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