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The rising of the sea level, caused by global warming (climate change), has accelerated during the past twenty years. “The last two decades, the sea has risen faster than during the rest of the twentieth century: from 1.7 mm per year to 3.2 mm per year,” said Anny Cazenave, a French scientist and one of the authors of a report entitled Climate Change and Sea Level: From the Planet to the French coast.
Antarctica is losing its ice shelves faster that scientists previously thought, according to a new study. The study reveals that those ice shelves are likely melting 70% faster than previously thought.
A new study released in Nature Climate Change warns that global warming is causing a slowdown in the great ocean circulation, the Washington Post reports.


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.

Climate Change events

Weather Clouds

Coral Bleaching



Glacier Melting


Heavy Storm

Methane efflux


Polar Melting

Sea-level Rise