2006 only confirms global warming.
Over the 45er January 1 degrees in Sydney, 60 000 pack ice km2 less in the Arctic: the 2006 assessment of the World Meteorological Organization confirmed global warming.
The 2006 year is "for the planet, the 6th hottest year, the 4e for the northern hemisphere and the 2e for France," said WMO Secretary General Michel Jarraud. And for 2007, especially because of the El Nino phenomenon in the Pacific, even higher temperatures are expected.
Consequences: tropical storms, floods, droughts, particularly in Africa and elevation sea level will increase.
Big source of worry: this winter, the phenomenon seems global, not regional.
This phenomenon is not related to local pollution, urban islands or disruption of the Gulf Stream (whose thermal power is equivalent to approximately 1 million nuclear reactors ...).