"2012 Breaks Records for Heat, Drought, Weather Extremes"

"DOHA, Qatar -- 'Climate change is taking place before our eyes and will continue to do so as a result of the concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, which have risen constantly and again reached new records,' said World Meteorological Organization Secretary-General Michel Jarraud."

"This year is set to be the ninth warmest on record, according to the latest data from the World Meteorological Organization. The WMO released its provisional annual report on the state of the global climate Wednesday to inform negotiators at the United Nations climate change conference now underway in Doha.

The years 2001–2011 were all among the warmest on record, and the WMO reports the first 10 months indicate that 2012 will be similar despite the cooling influence of La Niña early in the year."

Environment News Service had the story November 29, 2012.

SEE ALSO:

"Megastorms Could Drown Massive Portions of California" (Scientific American)

"Colombia's Cities at Risk as Andes High Above Undergo Change" (Daily Climate)

"With Carbon Dioxide Emissions at Record High, Worries on How to Slow Warming" (New York Times)
 

Source: ENS, 12/03/2012