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Climate: November 2012 5th-warmest for Planet Earth

During the September to November period, record highs were reported from both hemisphere, with no record cold temperatures reported anywhere

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Red is above average — any questions? Map courtesy NCDC.

By Summit Voice

SUMMIT COUNTY — Even without an El Niño, the globally average land and sea surface temperature was the fifth-highest on record, at 1.21 degrees above the average since record-keeping started in 1880.

Global November temperatures have been above average for 36 years in a row, and the 333d month in a row with a global temperature above the 20th century average, according to the National Climatic Data Center, which released its monthly summary today. Continue reading

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