17 Dec '12, 8pm

An Odometer Moment on a Warming Planet

December 17, 2012, 3:27 pm An Odometer Moment on a Warming Planet By JUSTIN GILLIS National Climatic Data Center For those who might be keeping score, we just passed the 333rd consecutive month of global temperatures above the 20th-century average. November 2012 was the fifth-warmest November since records began in 1880, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said in its monthly climate report . The agency calculated that the 10 warmest Novembers on record have all occurred within the past 12 years. The last time global temperatures came in below the 20th-century average for the month of November was in 1976, and the last time any month came in below the average was February 1985. As always, the warmth in November was patchy. According to NOAA, eastern Russia, Australia, the central and western United States, northern Africa, and most of Europe and western Asi...

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