New climate report says Earth in hotter water

Al Jazeera America, July 16, 2015, by Renee Lewis

Record land and ocean temperatures highlighted in NOAA's annual ‘State of the Climate’ report

"Sea levels, greenhouse gases and both land and sea temperatures reached record highs in 2014, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s annual 'State of the Climate' report published Thursday.

'This report represents data from around the globe, from hundreds of scientists and gives us a picture of what happened in 2014,' Thomas R. Karl, director of the NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center, said in a statement.

'The variety of changing indicators shows us how our climate is changing, not just in temperature but from the depths of the oceans to the outer atmosphere,' Karl said.

The annual report...was published in partnership with the American Meteorological Society. ..."

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