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WWF Climate Blog Has Moved to New Location

The WWF climate blog now is located at a different Web address: worldwildlife.org/blogs/wwf-climate-blog.  All posts since May 2013 are at that location, while older posts will remain archived on this site.  The new site will have a single RSS feed at worldwildlife.org/blogs/wwf-climate-blog.rss.

In Film "Chasing Ice," See How Climate Change Puts the Planet on a Slippery Slope (video)

Whether or not we take action to slow climate change and prepare for its impacts depends a lot on compelling images of what is happening to the planet around us, and on visualizing alternative futures. Few images can be as iconic, compelling and symbolic of climate change than the melting and disintegration of the world's ice sheets and glaciers. In the movie Chasing Ice, to be released on 9 November 2012, audiences will follow photographer James Balog and his crew in their determined efforts to capture those images in some of the harshest, most isolated -- and most beautiful -- areas of the planet.

IPCC Says Essential Actions Needed to Reduce Risks of Changing Climate Extremes

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) approved on Friday (18 Nov 2011) a report on preparing for weather and climate extremes. The report’s summary warns that a changing climate “can result in unprecedented extreme weather and climate events” and says that actions ranging “from incremental steps to transformational change are essential for reducing risk from climate extremes.” The U.S. this year has experienced a record fourteen weather-related disasters each in excess of a billion dollars – and many more disasters of lesser magnitudes. Yet the U.S. has no national climate change preparedness strategy; and Federal efforts to address the rising risks have been undermined through budget cuts and other means. Though seriously constrained by the lack of strong and unified leadership in Washington, communities and others around the country nevertheless are taking commonsense actions to address the emerging impacts of increasingly disruptive climate extremes.

NASA Reports that November is Warmest on Record

NASA reported today (10 Dec 2010) that global surface temperatures were the highest ever recorded for the month, far surpassing the previous record -- set just last year.  The warmth was concentrated in the Northern Hemisphere, which also experienced the warmest November on record.

NOAA Joins NASA in Declaring that July 2010 was Warmest on Record for Northern Hemisphere

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released climate data for July 2010 confirming what NASA data separately found last week: it was the warmest July on record for the Northern Hemisphere. 

Northern Hemisphere Temperature Shatters July Record

NASA released data today (11 August 2010) showing that the average surface temperature in July 2010 in the Northern Hemisphere shattered the previous record set in 2005.  Globally, the year to date is the warmest on record (i.e. in 131 years).

NOAA Reports Record Breaking Global Temperatures; Meltdown for Climate Change Denialists

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released data today (15 July 2010) showing that global temperatures in June -- and for the first six months of the year -- were the highest on record. As climate records continue to fall, attacks on climate science and scientists have been rebuffed by multiple investigations; and the National Academies of Sciences have solidified the scientific basis for action on climate change.

The Planet Feels the Heat as First Half of 2010 Sets Global Temperature Record

Global temperature data released today (9 July 2010) by NASA show that the first half of 2010 was the warmest January-June period in the 130 year record.  June was the warmest on record for the Northern Hemisphere, and tied in third place globally.

Records Toppled as NOAA Releases Latest Surface Temperature Data

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released data today (15 June 2010) confirming what NASA separately reported last week: global surface temperatures this Spring rose to record levels.  NOAA data also indicate that other temperature records are toppling -- all consistent with long-term trends driven largely by rising greenhouse gas emissions.

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