3 July 2013 – The world experienced “unprecedented high-impact climate extremes” between 2001 and 2010 and more national temperature records were broken during that period than in any other decade, according to a United Nations report launched today.
The report, The Global Climate 2001-2010, A Decade of Extremes,
says the first decade of the 21st century was the warmest for both
hemispheres and for both land and ocean temperatures since measurements
began in 1850. High temperatures were accompanied by a rapid decline in
Arctic sea ice, and an accelerating loss of the ice sheets of the