According to the Huffington Post : ” The warmest year on record is a three-way tie: 2010, 2005 and 1998. So says the U.N. weather agency, providing further evidence Thursday that the planet is slowly but surely heating up. ”
” Average temperatures globally last year were 0.95 degrees Fahrenheit (0.53 Celsius) higher than the 1961-90 mean that is used for comparison purposes, according to World Meteorological Organization. ”
“The 2010 data confirm the Earth’s significant long-term warming trend,” said Michel Jarraud, WMO’s top official. He added that the ten warmest years after records began in 1854 have all occurred since 1998.