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Hottest year on record – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on January 21st, 2016.

Earth’s 2015 surface temperatures were the warmest on record, according to independent analyses by NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the UK Met Office. Read more about the announcement, and related news coverage, here. The Science Media Centre contacted New Zealand experts for comment on the announcement. Prof Martin Manning, NZ Climate […]

2015 Hottest year on record – NASA, NOAA

John Kerr posted in on January 21st, 2016.

Earth’s 2015 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern record keeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Globally-averaged temperatures in 2015 shattered the previous mark set in 2014 by 0.13 Celsius. The warming effects of the current El Niño climate pattern contributed to the […]

No slowdown in global warming – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on June 5th, 2015.

The widely reported slowdown of global warming since the start of the millennium – often called the ‘hiatus’ –  is in fact a result of bad data, according to new research. The new study  from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, published today in Science,  presents an updated global surface temperature analysis. The results reveal […]

2014 hottest year on record – Experts respond

John Kerr posted in on January 20th, 2015.

The year 2014 ranks as Earth’s warmest since 1880, according to two separate analyses by NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists. Since 1880, Earth’s average surface temperature has warmed by about 0.8 degrees Celsius, a trend that is largely driven by the increase in carbon dioxide and other human emissions into the […]

2014: World’s hottest year, NZ near average

John Kerr posted in on January 12th, 2015.

While 2014 was a near average year for New Zealand weather-wise, analysis of worldwide data has highlighted increasing global temperatures. According to the 2014 annual climate summary from NIWA, the nation-wide average temperature for 2014 was 12.8°C (0.2°C above the 1981-2010 annual average), making it the 23rd-warmest year since records began. The summary draws on […]

State of the climate report – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on July 18th, 2014.

Climate data from air, land, sea and ice in 2013 ‘reflect trends of a warming planet’ — says the latest State of the Climate report, launched today by U.S. and New Zealand scientists. Increases in temperature, sea level and CO2 were observed, while Southern Hemisphere warmth and super typhoon Haiyan were among year’s most notable […]

Climate report in the headlines

John Kerr posted in on August 8th, 2013.

The 2012 State of the Climate report, released this week by the American Meteorological Society, has been making headlines both here and overseas. The report which tracks a variety of environmental climate indicators, such as sea ice cover and atmospheric carbon dioxide, placed 2012 in the top ten warmest years on record and noted a […]

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State of the Climate 2012 report – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on August 7th, 2013.

2012 was among the 10 warmest years on record according to the latest State of the Climate report released this morning by the American Meteorological Society. The report used dozens of climate indicators to track and identify changes and overall trends in the global climate system. These indicators include greenhouse gas concentrations, temperature of the lower […]

State of the Climate report – Experts respond

Dacia Herbulock posted in on July 29th, 2010.

The 2009 State of the Climate report by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), with contributions from the UK’s Met Office – released this morning is attracting substantial media coverage. As part of a full review of global climate over the past year, the report includes information on data from 10 key climate […]

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