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Climate Change: 2014 Hottest Year In Hungary Since 1901, Research Claims

Ferenc Sullivan 2015.04.01.

Last year was the hottest year on average in Hungary since 1901, with a mean temperature of almost 12 C., the national meteorological office has disclosed.

Also, last year more weather alerts were issued due to extreme weather events such as sudden downpours than ever before, according to its report on extreme climate and weather conditions. Temperature extremes in 2014 were not especially marked, the office noted, and mild weather in normally cold seasons meant that the average temperature reached 11.95 C., a rise of 0.2 C. compared with the previous post-1901 record registered in 2007. According to the World Meteorological Organisation, 2014 was the hottest year globally since international record keeping began in 1850.

In the January-October period, global average temperatures were 0.57 higher than the average, equal to the figure for 2010. The average temperature of oceans has also reached a new record during the nine-month period, the international organisation’s  report, issued on Wednesday for the UN’s climate conference in the Peruvian capital Lima, reads.

“Preliminary information for the year 2014 also imply that 14 out of the 15 hottest years so far took place in the 21th century. Global warming has not come to a halt”, WMO Secretary-General Michel Jarraud said.

via hungarymatters.hu and hvg.hu
photo: iop.org


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