Tuesday, May 26th

Last update09:55:18 PM GMT

You are here News Environment What winter? Earth just had its second-warmest December-February on record

What winter? Earth just had its second-warmest December-February on record

E-mail Print PDF
Second warmest winter on record

All the weird warmth messed with the region’s flora and fauna, as Gizmodo noted. Flowers started to bloom early in the winter, and some bears even awoke from hibernation at the Bolsherechensky Zoo, the Washington Post said.

In Europe, France had its warmest winter on record, while both Austria and the Netherlands had their second-warmest winter. Austria has a long history of keeping weather data: temperature records there go back to 1767, when Mozart was 11 years old.

What winter? Earth just had its second-warmest December-February on record

Doyle Rice
Climate change: warm wintersWhat winter?

The months of December, January and February – which meteorologists define as winter here in the Northern Hemisphere – were the second-warmest on record, federal scientists announced Friday.

Only the El Niño-fueled winter of 2015-16 was warmer, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said. El Niño, a natural warming of sea water in the tropical Pacific Ocean, acts to boost global temperatures.

Global temperature records for the Earth go back to 1880.

Some of the most extreme warmth was in Russia, which smashed its record for warmest winter. Temperatures there were as much as a whopping 12 degrees above average, according to the country's weather service.



Most Recent Related Stories...

Climate change is turning the snow in Antarctica bright green. Scientists are able to see it from space.

Green snow in Antarctica The snow in Antarctica is turning green and scientists say climate change may be to blame. According...

A Satellite Lets Scientists See Antarctica’s Melting Like Never Before

Antartica meltingNew data from space is providing the most precise picture yet of Antarctica’s ice, where it...

Power outages and damage reported after 5.4 earthquake hits southern Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico earthquakeA 5.4-magnitude earthquake hit near southern Puerto Rico on Saturday, briefly knocking out power and jolting...

Supreme Court gives environmentalists narrow win in water pollution case

Clean water: Supreme Court gives environmenalist a narrow winThe Supreme Court sided loosely with environmentalists Thursday in a case that threatened to ease the regulatory...
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support!
TVNL Tee Shirt
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support!
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support!
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!