UN: '00s Warmest Decade Ever
Weather agency says 2009 among the five warmest years
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 8, 2009 8:26 AM CST
Michel Jarraud, Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization, holds up a temperature chart during a press conference at the UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen, Tuesday Dec. 8, 2009.   (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)
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(Newser) – This decade is very likely to be the warmest ever recorded, with 2009 ranking among the top-five warmest years, the UN’s meteorological agency told the Copenhagen climate conference today. Since records began in 1850, the warmest years have been 2005, 1998, 2007 and 2006. The current year is set to bump 2003 for the fifth spot.