Heat Wave: 2010 to Be One of Hottest Years on Record

National Geographic: Thanks to a combination of global warming and an ocean-warming El Niño event, 2010 is set to become one of the hottest years ever recorded, a new report says. Land and ocean temperatures for the period of January to June were the hottest seen since record-keeping began in 1880, according to an analysis released July 15 by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The average temperature for the first half of 2010 was 57.5 degrees Fahrenheit (14.2 degrees ......

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