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2010 was second hottest year on record-UK data

The British data is one of three main sources tracking global warming.

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January 19, 2011 4:03 by



Last year was the world’s second hottest behind 1998 in a temperature record going back to 1850, the director at Britain’s Climatic Research Unit Phil Jones said on Wednesday.

The British data is one of three main sources tracking global warming. Last week the other two agencies, both based in the United States, said 2010 was tied for the hottest on record.

The British data showed all but one year in the last decade were in the top 10 hottest years since 1850, underlining a warming trend, Jones told Reuters.

(Reporting by Gerard Wynn in London and Alister Doyle in Oslo, Editing by Janet Lawrence)



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