Around the globe, 2007 is on track to be a year of extreme weather
August 8, 2007 Leave a comment
Just read this article on cnn.com and as I myself live in south Asia region (Pakistan) I must say that south Asia has clearly seen the effect of unusual weather patterns this year.2 cyclones in Arabian Sea when normally a one is rarity. Few rains and extreme heat in north of country (Pakistan) and floods in south. This article describes many other scenarios occurring throughout the world due to change in global temperatures world wide.
“Extreme weather has plagued the globe this year, a U.N. agency says, causing some of the highest temperatures on record.
The World Meteorological Organization said “global land surface temperatures for January and April will likely be ranked as the warmest since records began in 1880,” according to the United Nations.
WMO said temperatures were 1.89 degrees Celsius (3.4 degrees Fahrenheit) higher than average for January and 1.37 degrees C (2.45 degrees F) higher than average for April.”