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State of the Climate

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

The State of the Climate is an annual report that is primarily led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Climatic Data Center (NOAA/NCDC), located in Asheville, North Carolina, but whose leadership and authorship spans roughly 100 institutions in about 50 countries.


  • Release 1
  • State of the Climate in 2010 2
  • State of the Climate in 2013 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


The report appears as a supplement to the June issue of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS). The State of the Climate report, known until 2001 as the Climate Assessment, is an international effort.

State of the Climate in 2010

The 2010 edition (released June 28, 2011) contained submissions from 368 authors from 45 nations and covered 41 climate indicators.[1] The 2010 edition contained a highlights document that summarized the major findings of the report.[2] The State of the Climate summarizes the global and regional climate of the preceding calendar year and places it into a historical context. In addition, notable climatic anomalies and events are discussed.

Major findings in the 2010 report were:

State of the Climate in 2013

The 2013 edition has been released on July 17, 2014.[3] The American Meteorological Society published a supplemental paper online.[4] The report was compiled by 425 scientists from 57 countries.[5]

Major findings in the 2013 report include:

  • The climate is changing faster than at any other point in recorded history.[3]

See also


  1. ^ State of the Climate in 2010
  2. ^ BAMS State of the Climate - 2010
  3. ^ a b Sid Perkins. "Report: Climate changing more rapidly than at any point on record". AAAS. 
  4. ^ Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. "State of the Climate in 2013". American Meteorological Society. 
  5. ^ Laura Barron-Lopez. "NOAA: Climate change is getting worse". The Hill. 

External links

  • State of the Climate summaries
  • BAMS State of the Climate NCDC archive of formal reports
  • NOAA NCDC Climate Monitoring pages

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