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The latest climate science from our top scientific organizations:

2012, A Year of Broken Records
NOAA (AUG 2013)

Is Australia the Face of Climate Change to Come?
National Geographic News (MAY 2013)

Climate Change Will Cause Widespread Global-Scale Loss of Common Plants and Animals
Science Daily (MAY 2013)

2012 Was Hottest Ever in U.S.
NOAA (JAN 2013) and NY Times (JAN 2013)

Sea Level Rise Up to 6.6 feet by 2100
NOAA (DEC 2012) and USA Today (DEC 2012)

Storms Threaten Ozone Layer Over U.S., Study Says
New York Times (JUL 2012)

What We Know About Climate Change and Drought
Washington Post (JUL 2012)

Climate Change May Lead to Fewer but More Violent Thunderstorms
ScienceDaily (JUL 2012)

Relative Outcomes of Climate Change Mitigation Related to Global Temperature Versus Sea-Level Rise
Nature Climate Change (JUL 2012)

Study: Sea Rise Faster on East Coast than Rest of Globe
USGS (JUN 2012) and Nature Climate Change (JUN 2012)

Warming Turns Tundra to Forest
University of Oxford (JUN 2012) and Nature Climate Change (JUN 2012)

Expansion of Forests in the European Arctic Could Result in the Release of Carbon Dioxide
ScienceDaily (JUN 2012)

Climate Change to Alter Global Fire Risk
ScienceDaily (JUN 2012) and Ecosphere (JUN 2012)

Humans Are Primary Cause of Global Ocean Warming Over Past 50 Years, Research Shows
ScienceDaily (JUN 2012)

Atlantic Heat Constrains Arctic Sea Ice Extent
ScienceDaily (JUN 2012)

Dry Lands Getting Drier, Wet Getting Wetter: Earth's Water Cycle Intensifying With Atmospheric Warming
ScienceDaily (MAY 2012)

Nearly One Tenth of Hemishphere's Mammals Unlikely to Outrun Climate Change
ScienceDaily (MAY 2012)

Dry Heat Increases Bark Beetle Bite
ScienceDaily (MAY 2012)

Climate Change May Create Price Volatility in the Corn Market
ScienceDaily (APR 2012)

Hot Summers Increasing in the U.S.
UCAR (MAR 2012)

Greenland’s Ice Sheet May Be More Sensitive to Global Warming
Bloomberg (MAR 2012)

Melting Glaciers: Satellite Measurements Show Billions of Tons of Ice Melting Annually
UCAR (FEB 2012)

U.S. Storms, Sea-Level Rise: Climate Change Predictions Leading to Action
BNA (FEB 2012)

Climate Change May Increase Risk of Water Shortages in Hundreds of US Counties by 2050
Science Daily (FEB 2012)

NASA mission takes stock of Earth's melting land ice
NASA (FEB 2012)

Sun Isn't Culprit in Global Warming
NASA (FEB 2012)

Ice age constraints on climate sensitivity
Real Climate (NOV 2011)

Sea Ice Loss Is Weakening the Arctic Ocean’s Ability to ‘Mop Up’ Atmospheric Carbon
BNA (NOV 2011) and JGR (OCT 2011)

Human-caused climate change a major factor in more frequent Mediterranean droughts
NOAA (OCT 2011)

With Deaths of Forests, a Loss of Key Climate Protectors
NY Times (OCT 2011)

Climate Change Set to Increase Ozone-Related Deaths Over Next 60 Years, Scientists Warn
ScienceDaily (SEP 2011)

Deep Oceans Can Mask Global Warming for Decade-Long Periods
UCAR (SEP 2011)

Migration: Seeking Cool
Nature (SEP 2011)

NASA Satellites Detect Pothole on Road to Higher Seas
JPL (AUG 2011)

Modelling Predicts That Heat Stress, Not Drought, Will Increase Vulnerability of Wheat in Europe
Scientific Reports (AUG 2011)

Increased Tropical Forest Growth Could Release Carbon form the Soil
ScienceDaily (AUG 2011) and Nature (AUG 2011)

One in 10 Species Could Face Extinction: Decline in Species Shows Climate Change Warnings Not Exaggerated
ScienceDaily (JUL 2011) and PNAS (JUN 2011)

Earth's Climate History: Implication for Tomorrow
NASA (JUL 2011)

Fastest Sea-Level Rise in Two Millennia Linked to Increasing Global Temperatures
NSF (JUN 2011)

Oceans in Distress Foreshadow Mass Extinction
IPSO (JUN 2011)

Climatic Changes Lead to Declining Winter Chill for Fruit and Nut Trees in California
UC Davis/UW (JUN 2011)

One Billion Urban Poor at Greater Risk of Landslides, Sea-level Rise, and Flooding From Climate Change
UCCRN (JUN 2011)

Action Needed To Manage Climate Change Risks; U.S. Response Should Be Durable, But Flexible
NAS (MAY 2011)

Seas Could Rise Up to 1.6 Meters by 2100
Reuters (MAY 2011) and AMAP (MAY 2011)

Global Sea-level Contribution from the Patagonian Icefields Since the Little Ice Age Maximum
Nature (APR 2011) and NY Times (APR 2011)

Melting Ice Sheets Becoming Largest Contributor to Sea Level Rise
AGU (MAR 2011)

Scientists Connect Global Warming to Extreme Rain
AP (FEB 2011)

Loss of Reflectivity in the Arctic Doubles Estimate of Climate Models
ScienceDaily (JAN 2011)

2010 Wettest Year and Tied 2005 for Hottest Year on Record
NOAA (JAN 2011)

The Coming Health Crisis
TheScientist (JAN 2011)

Many Coastal Wetlands Likely to Disappear This Century
Science (DEC 2010)

2010 in the Top Three Warmest Years, 2001-2010 Warmest 10-Year Period
WMO (DEC 2010)

Earth's Lakes Are Warming
ScienceDaily and NASA (NOV 2010)

Climate Change is Burning Up Forests and Coral Reefs
Union of Concerned Scientists and NASA (OCT 2010)

Drought May Threaten Much of Globe Within Decades
UCAR (OCT 2010)

Return to Previous Arctic Conditions is Unlikely
NOAA and Washington Post (OCT 2010)

NASA Study Sees Earth's Water Cycle Pulse Quickening
NASA (OCT 2010)

Oil Sands Releasing Toxic Heavy Metals
Star and PNAS (SEP 2010)

Current Extreme Weather Events
WMO and AP (AUG 2010)

Scientists Outline 'Safe Operating Space' For Humanity
ScienceDaily and Nature (AUG 2010)

High Temperatures to Slow Asian Rice Production
PNAS and ScienceDaily (AUG 2010)

Past Decade Warmest on Record According to Scientists in 48 Countries
NOAA (JUL 2010)

Year-to-Date Global Temperatures are Warmest on Record
NOAA (JUL 2010)

Global Warming Slows Coral Growth
BBC (JUL 2010)

Indian Ocean Rising, Millions at Risk
NCAR and Reuters (JUL 2010)

Natural Catastrophes Increasing Worldwide
Munich RE (JUL 2010)

Effect of Climate Change on the World's Oceans
Science and ScienceDaily (JUN 2010)

Earth May be More Sensitive to CO2 Than Thought
NASA (MAY 2010)

Three New Reports Emphasize Need for Immediate Action
NRC (MAY 2010)

Climate Change Indicators in the U.S.
EPA (APR 2010)

"Missing" Heat May Affect Climate Change
NSF (APR 2010)

Ice Mass Loss Spreads Into NW Greenland
GRL and NASA (MAR 2010)

Is Antarctica Melting?
NASA (JAN 2010)

2009: Second Warmest Year on Record; End of Warmest Decade
NASA (JAN 2010)

Atlantic 'Conveyor Belt' Not Slowing
NASA (JAN 2010)

New Report Provides Update on Recent Climate Changes
NASA JPL (NOV 2009)

Greenland Ice Cap Melting Faster Than Ever
NASA Earth Observatory (NOV 2009)

Global Climate Change Impacts in the U.S.
U.S. Global Change Research Forum (JUN 2009)

Melting Greenland Ice Sheets May Threaten Northeast United States, Canada
NCAR (MAY 2009)