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2015 likely hottest year on record – WMO – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on November 26th, 2015.

2015 is shaping up to be the hottest year on record, according to the World Meteorological Organization. This year’s global average surface temperature is likely to be the warmest on record and to reach the symbolic and significant milestone of 1° Celsius above the pre-industrial era, according a statement from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). […]

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 […]

WMO’s State of the Climate report – experts respond

Peter Griffin posted in on November 14th, 2013.

The World Meteorological Organization has released its Provisional Statement on the Status of the Global Climate 2013. The preliminary assessment of global temperatures for the first nine months of 2013 has indicated that this year will likely be among the 10 warmest years since global records began in 1850. Download the WMO report here. It […]

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