NOAA: Global temperatures continue to climb

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - The year 2012 was the 10th warmest year reported since record-keeping began in 1880, making it the 36th consecutive year that our planet has seen above average global temperatures.  

According to a preliminary report by NOAA's National Climatic Data Center, the average global temperature was 0.81° F above the average of 60.9°F.  The global annual temperature has increased at an average rate of 0.11°F per decade since 1880 and at an average rate of 0.28°F per decade since 1970.

The warmest year on record is 2010.

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