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Above Average Temperatures for November Keep U.S. on Track for Record Hot Year

On Monday, scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said that for the 333rd consecutive month November 2012 brought higher than average global temperatures. In fact, the last time November temperatures dropped below the 20th century average was in 1976. Last month global average temperature over land and oceans was 56.41°F, or the 5th highest recorded average land/sea…

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Bleached coral across the globe: a harbinger of climate change

Sea Surface Surface Temperatures Lead to Coral Bleaching Across the Globe

A global coral bleaching event is underway that many scientists fear will surpass 1998, the last global coral die-off that bleached and killed 16 percent of the world’s coral. Already, rising sea surface temperatures have devastated coral off the coast of Indonesia after ocean temperatures in the coastal waters spiked to 93 degrees Fahrenheit earlier this year. The record heat…

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NOAA's annual State of the Climate Report shows the past decade as the warmest on record

NOAA State of the Climate Report: Warmest Decade on Record

The annual State of the Climate report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) states the evidence is unmistakable that we live in a warming world, with the past decade the warmest on record. The report consolidates data from the oceans as well as the atmosphere, representing the first time for such a large-scale integration. Published in the Bulletin…

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NOAA Data Shows Summer Ocean Surface Temperatures Warmest on Record

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released data showing August ocean surface temperatures reached another record, making global sea surface temperatures for the three month period of June-August the warmest ever recorded.