Heat waves and floods! A bunch of weather and climate experts have compiled an authoritative list of the "Top Ten global weather events of 2010."
Voters considered the scope and unusualness of the event, its immediate human and economic impact, and whether it is emblematic of climate trends or variability.
There's plenty of overlap between the lists, but, as the Monitor's version is ranked, and ours was merely chronological, it's well worth checking out what the experts felt were the most important events. For good reason the Russian heat wave, the floods in Pakistan, and 2010 tying for the hottest year on record all ranked high on their list. Check out the whole thing.