By SUNIL Sonkar
The UK Meteorological (Met) Office says that the past ten years have been warmest in the recorded history.
The figures of the weather that is released at the UN climate talks in Copenhagen shows despite 1998 being the warmest year on record. The 90s has been the warmest in the decade. The recorded history is of 160 years.
Meanwhile, separately announcement by the World Meteorological Organisation in Geneva on Wednesday saying that 2009 will be one of the ten warmest individual years recorded till date. The provisional figure of the global warming during 2009 is 0.44C, which is above the long-term average of 14C.
According to the head of climate change Vicky Pope, the figures “highlight that the world continues to see global temperatures rise, most of which is due to increasing emissions of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere and clearly shows that the argument that global warming has stopped is flawed.”
The German research group Germanwatch released a third paper released on Wednesday saying that Bangladesh, Burma and Honduras were the most affected countries in the past twenty years by extremes of climate.
The group mentions India in the top ten affected list. The list is Vietnam, Nicaragua, Haiti, India, the Dominican Republic, the Philippines and China.