Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Temperatures warmer in 2007

According to a report in La Prensa Grafica, 2007 was warmer than usual. The average temperature was 0.2 degrees Celsius warmer than average. This is the fourth year in a row in which temperatures have been higher than average in the country. The scientists note, however, there is not enough data to establish a trend or whether this is part of patterns of global climate change.

The highest temperature in 2007 was 43°C on March 21 and the coldest was 4°C on January 17.

LPG also quotes scientists at the environment ministry who worry that increasing temperatures can adversely affect food production with the possibility of increased droughts and unstable weather.

3 comments:

El-Visitador said...

«whether this is part of patterns of global climate change»

Ahh, climate change. One should be most grateful for it.

Had the climate not changed from 10,000 years ago, hardly a nanosecond in geologic timescale, Wisconsin Glacier would still be over Chicago, one mile deep.

Anonymous said...

And if not for the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, mammals would most likely not have evolved into a dominant organism with a particularly solipsistic species called homo sapiens.

Don said...

Where in El Sal. did the temperature dip to 4 degrees C? That's about 39 on the Fahrenheit scale--almost cold enough for snow to fall!

Was it on the summit of El Pital?