Sea, Temperature, CO2 Levels All Rise in 2013

NOAA releases its State of the Climate Report for 2013.

Not surprisingly, greenhouse gas and sea levels rose in 2013, and warm temperature trends continued, according to the State of the Climate report released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

“These findings reinforce what scientists for decades have observed: that our planet is becoming a warmer place,” NOAA administrator Dr. Kathryn Sullivan said in the news release. “This report provides the foundational information we need to develop tools and services for communities, business, and nations to prepare for, and build resilience to, the impacts of climate change.”

Andrew Revkin hits the highlights of the report in his New York Times blog.

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