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Friday, April 16, 2010

March was Earth’s warmest on record:More proof of Global warming?

"The combined global land and ocean average surface temperature for March 2010 was the warmest on record at 13.5°C (56.3°F), which is 0.77°C (1.39°F) above the 20th century average of 12.7°C (54.9°F). Records have been kept since the year 1880.  This was also the 34th consecutive March with global land and ocean temperatures above the 20th century average."


  • "The March worldwide land surface temperature was 1.36°C (2.45°F) above the 20th century average of 5.0°C (40.8°F)—the fourth warmest on record."

  • "The worldwide ocean surface temperature was 0.56°C (1.01°F) above the 20th century average of 15.9°C (60.7°F) and the warmest March on record."

  • "For the year-to-date, the global combined land and ocean surface temperature of 13.0°C (55.3°F) was the fourth warmest January-March period. This value is 0.66°C (1.19°F) above the 20th century average."

  • source:http://content.usatoday.com/communities/sciencefair/index





  • "Most of Canada was engulfed by abnormally warm conditions during March 2010. Mean temperature records were set or tied across Ontario, Canada, as mean temperatures were 2.5°-8.1°C above the March average, according to Environment Canada (go to http://www.ec.gc.ca/default.asp?lang=En )"
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