The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says this year’s first quarter was the warmest of any January-April period since records have been kept.
Officials said 2010’s combined global land and ocean surface temperature during the quarter set all-time-high records.
The period was the warmest on record for both April and for the January through April period, NOAA said. Additionally, last month’s average ocean surface temperature was the warmest on record for any April, and scientists said the global land surface temperature was the third warmest on record.
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