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Provisional Statement on the State of Global Climate in 2012

Categories: Arctic/Antarctic,Climate Change,Environment,United Nations

http://www.wmo.int/pages/mediacentre/press_releases/documents/966_WMOstatement.pdf

Reports that 2012 to date is the 9th warmest year on record despite the presence of a La Nina cycle which usually moderates temperature.  Record keeping began in 1850.  Also reports on the unprecedented melting of the Arctic ice cap.  From the World Meterological Organization