gollum123 writes: "Scientists say they have developed a model to predict how ocean currents, as well as human activities, will affect temperatures over the next decade ( http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6939347
. stm ) . By including short-term natural events, such as El Nino, a UK team says it is able to offer 10-year projections. Writing in Science, Met Office researchers project that at least half of the years between 2009 and 2014 are likely to exceed existing records. But over the decade as a whole, they project the global average temperature in 2014 to be 0.3C warmer than 2004."