TAG: Rising temperature

2012 Hottest on Record

Temperature rising in USA

Preliminary data suggested 2012 would be the hottest year on record, given the extreme weather which plagued the U.S. for large periods at a time, and now that the final sets of data have been reviewed, it is official: 2012 was the hottest year on record for the contiguous states. The extreme weather certainly had an effect: the surreal March heat wave, a severe drought in the Corn Belt, and Hurricane Sandy, which devastated the Middle Atlantic States. Simply stated, it was the perfect situation to become the hottest year on record. How hot was it? The average was 55.3… read more

5th Highest Global Temps

Photo Credit: NOAA

The globally-averaged temperature for November 2012 marked the fifth warmest November since record keeping began in 1880. November 2012 also marks the 36th consecutive November and 333rd consecutive month with a global temperature above the 20th century average. Most areas of the world experienced higher-than-average monthly temperatures, including far eastern Russia, Australia, the central and western United States, northern Africa, and most of Europe and western Asia. Meanwhile, central Asia, Alaska, much of western and central Canada, and the eastern United States were most notably cooler than average. The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for November… read more

Mercury Rising

Earth's rising temperatures

One major crisis phenomenon that keeps haunting the geologists is the constantly rising temperature. Alone in the past 50 years, the average earth’s temperature has risen by over 0.8 degrees. As per data analyzed by NASA scientists, 2011 was the ninth warmest year in 132 years of recordkeeping. The direct effect of the same can be seen in the rising sea levels that further lead to more absorption of the sun’s heat. The resultant of this rising heat is the never ending vicious circle. The rising temperature accelerates the rate of melting of the polar ice caps. This leads to… read more