Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Australia Experiencing Warmest Spring Ever Recorded

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Environment/Energy Donate to DU
 
hatrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 11:14 PM
Original message
Australia Experiencing Warmest Spring Ever Recorded
AUSTRALIA has sweltered through its hottest spring on record and 2006 is set to be the sixth warmest year on record world wide. The Geneva-based World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has released its annual statement on global climate, which found the mean surface temperature was 0.42 degrees celsius above the annual average.

While the final figures will not be released until March next year, Dr Michael Coughlan from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology said this year was only slightly behind the hottest years on record - 2005 and 1998.

"It still puts us in the top ten and still the message is one of continuing that general warmer than average trend we've seen over the past couple of decades," he said.

EDIT

Dr Coughlan said the volatility of weather had also been "quite amazing" this year. "We were having snow falling on bushfires," he said. "We saw at the same time that parts of central Australia were recording their warmest spring on record, parts of southern Tasmania were shivering in very, very cold temperatures.

EDIT

http://www.news.com.au/perthnow/story/0,21598,20931491-...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top

Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Environment/Energy Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC