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Meteorologists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) say the unusually high temperatures in the month of October have set new heat records, and it might just be the hottest October on record- beating previous heat records of October 2003. They say despite a bitter cold snap in America, this might be the hottest year ever on our planet. The weather agency in Japan also seemed to agree with this.
Climate scientists have recorded the highest-ever global sea surface temperatures this year owing to global warming. The Global Warming Hiatus - the 2000-2013 period when the global ocean surface temperature rise paused - is over and as of April 2014, ocean warming picked up speed again, found the study.
Drought conditions are worsening across eastern Australia, the Bureau of Meteorology's latest drought statement confirms.

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Welcome to Climate Change Monitoring

The Climate Change Monitoring Services (CCMS) is taking steps to bring this evidence to the public's attention, with the goal of building support for action to reduce the heat-trapping gas emissions that cause global warming. We have developed - and always updated - a world map, viewable online and also available as an Online Maps, that shows where the fingerprints and harbingers of global warming have occurred in recent years. By showing the local consequences of climate change, it brings the message home effectively.

Frustrated because a friend or colleague says global warming is the future's problem?

Compelling new evidence demonstrates that global warming is already under way with consequences that must be faced today as well as tomorrow. The evidence is of two kinds:

  • Fingerprints of global warming are indicators of the global, long-term warming trend observed in the historical record. They include heat waves, sea-level rise, melting glaciers and warming of the poles.
  • Harbingers are events that foreshadow the impacts likely to become more frequent and widespread with continued warming. They include spreading disease, earlier spring arrival, plant and animal range shifts, coral reef bleaching, downpours, and droughts and fires.

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