Submitted by ub on Wed, 07/03/2013 - 23:11

Earth's unprecedented climate extremes during the past decade until 2010 experienced heatwaves in Europe, droughts in Australia, floods in Pakistan, as a result of global warming, according to a report released by United Nations.

Almost every year of the decade were among the 10 warmest since records began in the 1850s and 2010 was the hottest, so says the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

The report also stated that extreme event deaths totaled 370,000, up 20 percent from the 1990s, though the world population also rose sharply over that period, from 5.3 billion in 1990 to 6.9 billion in 2010.