State of the Climate

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The State of the Climate is an annual report that is primarily led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Climatic Data Center (NOAA/NCDC), located in Asheville, North Carolina, but whose leadership and authorship spans roughly 100 institutions in about 50 countries.

Release[edit]

The report appears as a supplement to the June issue of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS), a publication of the American Meteorological Society. The State of the Climate report, known until 2001 as the Climate Assessment, is an international effort.

State of the Climate in 2010[edit]

The 2010 edition (released June 28, 2011) contained submissions from 368 authors from 45 nations and covered 41 climate indicators.[1] The 2010 edition contained a highlights document that summarized the major findings of the report.[2] The State of the Climate summarizes the global and regional climate of the preceding calendar year and places it into a historical context. In addition, notable climatic anomalies and events are discussed.

Major findings in the 2010 report were:

State of the Climate in 2013[edit]

The 2013 edition has been released on July 17, 2014.[3] The American Meteorological Society published a supplemental paper online.[4] The report was compiled by 425 scientists from 57 countries.[5]

Major findings in the 2013 report include:

  • The climate is changing faster than at any other point in recorded history.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ State of the Climate in 2010
  2. ^ BAMS State of the Climate - 2010
  3. ^ a b Sid Perkins. "Report: Climate changing more rapidly than at any point on record". AAAS. 
  4. ^ Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. "State of the Climate in 2013". American Meteorological Society. 
  5. ^ Laura Barron-Lopez. "NOAA: Climate change is getting worse". The Hill. 

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