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Ten Indicators of a Warming World (NOAA image)

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NOAA National Climatic Data Center  |  State of the Climate in 2009

NOAA National Climatic Data Center  |  HIGHLIGHTS for the State of the Climate in 2009  |  PDF

MET Office  |  Unmistakable Signs of a Warming World  |  2010

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September 15, 2014

NASA ranks August 2014 as the warmest August on record. [Climate Central]

September 1, 2014

Globally, July 2014 was the 4th warmest July since global temperature records began in 1880.  Eight of the warmest July's have occurred in the past ten years.  The coolest on record was July 1911. [NOAA Global Monthly Analysis]

Annually, 2013 tied 2003 as the 4th warmest year globally since 1880.  Nine of the ten warmest years in the past 134 years occurred since the Year 2000.  Only one year during the 20th Century--1998--was warmer than 2013.  [NOAA Global Analysis 2013]

 

"The science is sobering—the global temperature in 2012 was among the hottest since records began in 1880. Make no mistake: without concerted action, the very future of our planet is in peril."

~ Christine Lagarde, Managing Director
International Monetary Fund

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2000 - 2009 | The warmest decade

Geneva, 8 December 2009 (WMO) The year 2009 is likely to rank in the top 10 warmest on record since the beginning of instrumental climate records in 1850, according to data sources compiled by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

World Meterological Association  |  2000 - 2009: The warmest decade  |  December 2009

The Guardian  |  UK Met Office confirms past 10 years as warmest in recorded history  |  December 2009

 

If It’s That Warm, How Come It’s So Damned Cold?

James Hansen, Reto Ruedy, Makiko Sato, Ken Lo

The past year, 2009, tied as the second warmest year in the 130 years of global instrumental temperature records, in the surface temperature analysis of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS). The Southern Hemisphere set a record as the warmest year for that half of the world.

Columbia University  |  If it's that warm, how come it's so damned cold?  |  January 2010

 



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World Meteorological Organization

Geneva, 16 December 2008 (WMO)   The year 2008 is likely to rank as the 10th warmest year on record since the beginning of the instrumental climate records in 1850, according to data sources compiled by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The global combined sea-surface and land-surface air temperature for 2008 is currently estimated at 0.31°C/0.56°F above the 1961-1990 annual average of 14.00°C/57.2°F. The global average temperature in 2008 was slightly lower than that for the previous years of the 21st century due in particular, to the moderate to strong La Niña that developed in the latter half of 2007.

The Arctic Sea ice extent dropped to its second-lowest level during the melt season since satellite measurements began in 1979. Climate extremes, including devastating floods, severe and persistent droughts, snow storms, heatwaves and cold waves, were recorded in many parts of the world.

WMO  |  2008 among 10 hottest years since 1850  | December 2008

 


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