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A new Met Office report, compiled of several recent studies, documents what scientists consider undeniable evidence of a changing climate and warming planet.

10 indicators of global warming were incorporated in the report, including rising land and sea-surface temperatures, ocean heat, sea levels and humidity; and a reduction in Arctic sea ice, glaciers and springtime snow cover in the Northern Hemisphere.

From an article in the Wall Street Journal:

The State of the Climate 2009 report, published Wednesday as a special supplement to the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, was compiled by 300 scientists from 48 countries and drew on measures of 10 crucial climate indicators.

The report is a joint effort between the UK’s Met Office and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration in the US. An official from the latter is quoted in the WSJ article as stating that the report ‘doesn’t try to make the link’ between climate change and what is causing it. What it does do is confirm that the Earth is warming up.

From an article in the Telegraph:

Both the NOAA and Nasa have stated that the first six months of this year were the hottest on record, while the Met Office believes it is the second hottest start to the year after 1998.

Additional resources:

Guardian – Global warming pushes 2010 temperatures to record highs

The Herald Scotland – Study produces undeniable evidence of global warming, scientists claim