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The 2012 State of the Climate report, released this week by the American Meteorological Society, has been making headlines both here and overseas.

CloudsThe report which tracks a variety of environmental climate indicators, such as sea ice cover and atmospheric carbon dioxide, placed 2012 in the top ten warmest years on record and noted a number of broken climate records.

You can read more about the report, and expert commentary, here.

The report was widely covered in overseas media such as the LA Times, the Huffington Post, the Guardian and ABC.

Here in New Zealand, examples of media coverage include:

TV3 Firstline: Ocean heat spikes, sea levels at new high
Stuff.co.nz: Hotter Earth the ‘new normal’
MSN NZ: Records for sea ice loss, greenhouse gas
NZHerald: Range of climate records broken – report


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