Tag Archive | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

“Global Carbon Dioxide Levels Just Hit A Disturbing New Threshold”

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Four hundred: it’s a number that will go down in climate history while also continuing to rise.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 400.83 parts per million (ppm) was the average concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide in March. This news from NOAA marks the first time that the entire planet has surpassed the 400 ppm benchmark for an entire month.

“Planet’s Hottest June On Record Follows Hottest May” July 23rd 2014

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http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/21/3462251/hottest-june-on-record/?elq=~~eloqua..type–emailfield..syntax–recipientid~~&elqCampaignId=~~eloqua..type–campaign..campaignid–0..fieldname–id~~

Last month was the warmest June since records began being kept in 1880, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported Monday. That follows the warmest May on record.

“The Planet Just Had Its Warmest May On Record”

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Last month broke a temperature record, averaging 59.93 degrees Fahrenheit — a degree and a third (1.33°F) above the 20th century baseline, according to new data released Monday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. May 2014 was the 39th consecutive May that was warmer than average. This was also the 351st consecutive month where the global temperature was hotter than the 20th century average, meaning if you are 29 years old, you have never experienced a colder-than-average month in your life.

 

“The Pacific Ocean Is Turning Sour Much Faster Than Expected, Study Shows”

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http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/03/28/3420290/ocean-acidifying-quickly/

It’s common knowledge among the scientific community that climate change will eventually acidify the oceans and turn them sour. What’s less common knowledge is when exactly it will happen.

In the tropical Pacific Ocean, however, the answers are getting a little clearer — and they’re not pretty. According to a study released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and University of Washington scientists on Wednesday, the amount of carbon dioxide in the tropical Pacific has increased much faster than expected over the past 14 years, making that part of the ocean much more acidic than previously believed.

“Study links BP oil spill to dolphin disease”

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http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2013/12/19/Study-links-BP-oil-spill-to-dolphin-disease/UPI-67261387436400/

A U.S. government study links the BP oil disaster to Gulf of Mexico dolphin disease, but a spokesman for the oil and gas giant said the study proved nothing.