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Aug. 11, 2017 Global Warming

On Aug. 11, 2017, the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society released the annual, peer-reviewed State of the Climate report. Co-editorJessica Blunden said that 2016 was the hottest year on record over the past 137 years. “This brought the global average carbon dioxide concentration for 2016 to 402.9 ppm,” surpassing 400 ppm for the first time in modern records or ice core records that go back nearly 800,000 years, she said.” “Global sea level rose another quarter of an inch (3.4 millimeters) for the sixth straight year of record high sea levels.” NPR’s Christopher Joyce said “The report notes that these changes are consistent with projections of human-caused climate change.”

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