2010 'Warmest year on record'
21 Jan 2011
Global temperature figures for 2010 released by World Meteorological Organization (WMO) show last year to be the warmest on record, together with 1998 and 2005. It also notes, The 10 warmest years have all occurred since 1998. Commenting on this, Friends of the Earth Director Oisín Coghlan said:
"We may have been trudging through deep snow last month, but these figures show there's an enormous difference between climate and weather - despite the efforts
of some to claim that global warming is a myth".
"Experts say climate change will increase extreme weather events, and from Brisbane to Brazil there have been numerous weather-related disasters over the last year and indeed in recent weeks".
"The economic consequences of failing to deal with climate change will dwarf our current financial difficulties, it is vital that Ireland plays its part and takes action now by introdicing strong climate change legislation. We simply can not afford to gamble with the long-term future of the planet".