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Five markers of climate change in 2015’s weather

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Record heat, drought and continued glacier retreat show global warming fingerprint in 2015 state of the climate report

August 2, 2016 — Every year, meteorologists pull together a state of the climate report.

Thomas Karl, director at NOAA, the US agency that coordinates data and analysis from all over the world, describes it as an “annual physical” of the Earth’s climate system.  Continue reading Five markers of climate change in 2015’s weather

Environmental records shattered as climate change ‘plays out before us’

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A scientist leaps over water during a trip to the Greenland ice sheet, which saw melting over more than 50% of its surface last year. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Temperatures, sea levels and carbon dioxide all hit milestones amid extreme weather in 2015, major international ‘state of the climate’ report finds

August 2, 2016 The world is careening towards an environment never experienced before by humans, with the temperature of the air and oceans breaking records, sea levels reaching historic highs Continue reading Environmental records shattered as climate change ‘plays out before us’

Global heat, sea level hit record highs in 2015

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GLOBAL WARMING. View of the Magdalena River in Honda, Tolima department, Colombia on February 9, 2016. Affected by El Niño, the Magdalena, Colombia’s main river, is in its lowest level in 15 years. Photo by Juan Jose Horta/AFP

Experts warn sea level rise will accelerate in the coming decades, putting millions of lives at risk worldwide

MIAMI, USA (Aug. 3, 2016) — Global heat, greenhouse gases, and sea levels all climbed to record highs last year, making 2015 the worst in modern times across a range of key environmental indicators, international scientists said Tuesday, August 2.  Continue reading Global heat, sea level hit record highs in 2015