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Scientists Debunk NY Times Story About 'Leaked' Climate Change Report

Scientists Debunk NY Times Story About 'Leaked' Climate Change Report

"2016 was a year in the Arctic like we've never seen before", Jeremy Mathis, director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Arctic research program and an author of the report, said.

The State of Climate is based on information from more than 500 scientists from 60 countries using tens of thousands of measurements from independent data.

A new government report warns that regions across the US are feeling the effects of rapid climate change, with some of the greatest impacts in Alaska and the Arctic.

TheNYT ran a front page article Tuesday claiming to have exclusively obtained a draft climate report that "directly contradicts claims by President Trump and members of his cabinet" on global warming.

Trump also continues to push fossil fuels as a key part of his agenda. Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos warned, "No word yet on whether they will suppress, dismiss, or endorse the report".

The report said that levels of carbon dioxide (CO2), methane and nitrous oxide - all the major greenhouse gases that drive global warming - had risen to new heights.

For global temperatures, a year ago surpassed the previous record-holder: 2015.

Greenhouse gases were the highest on record.

Extinction risk under climate change per continent, reflecting higher vulnerability for hot regions (tropics) and smaller land masses/islands.

The four scientists who spoke with Gizmodo are just a tiny fragment of the greater climate science community, which almost universally agrees humans are responsible for climate change, which virtually all of them also agree could have disastrous impacts on the human species.

For instance the average values from Urban's assessment show that the RCP8.5 scenario that (under conservative climate sensitivity assumption) is linked to a global average warming of slightly more than 4 degrees would lead to more than three times as much biodiversity loss as a 2 degrees warming scenario.

Sea surface temperatures were also the highest on record and have increased by 1.62 degrees between 2000 and 2016.

Last year surpassed 2015 as the warmest in 137 years of records and was the third consecutive year a new record high was achieved, according to the report released Thursday afternoon.

Temperature records were first broken in 2014, when that year became the hottest year since global temperature records began in 1880. Learn what other climate threats have been observed for 2016.

Farmer Sindulfo Fernandez inspects a dried watering hole for llamas in Orinoca, Bolivia, on January 8, 2016. "Independent estimates show that waters are rising due to meltwater from glaciers and ice sheets (blue line) plus thermal expansion (red line) of the ocean water as it warms (red line)". "They're susceptible to storm surge". The report warned there was a "significant possibility" of climate surprises in the future, either compound events, where two or more extreme events occur simultaneously, or tipping point events where some threshold in the climate system is crossed.

"The long-term climate change is like riding up an escalator over time, and things like El Niño and La Niña are like jumping up and down on that escalator", Arndt said.

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