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WMO - Global Land Surface Temps In January, April 2007 Warmest Ever Recorded - ENS
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GENEVA, Switzerland, August 8, 2007 (ENS) - Global land surface temperatures for January and April will likely be ranked as the warmest since recordkeeping began in 1880, the United Nations World Meteorological Organization reported Tuesday.

"Weather and climate are marked by record extremes in many regions across the world since January 2007," the WMO said. The global weather agency is working with its 188 national member governments and other UN partners to set up a multi-hazard early warning system to tackle the extremes brought on by climate change, such as violent storms, floods and heatwaves.

"They are putting in place sustainable observation systems needed for monitoring and assessing the impacts of climate change and determining the adaptation priorities for the most vulnerable countries," the WMO said in its update.

Global temperatures were 1.89Celsius (3.4Fahrenheit) warmer than average for January and 1.37C (2.46F) warmer than average for April. The agency noted that the most recent assessment report by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change found that the warming of the climate system was "unequivocal" and most likely due to human activities such as the burning of fossil fuels.

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