State of the Climate 2009

This short video clip summarizes NOAA's annual State of the Climate Report for 2009. It presents a comprehensive summary of Earth's climate in 2009 and establishes the last decade as the warmest on record. Reduced extent of Arctic sea ice, glacier volume, and snow cover reflect the effects of rising global temperature.

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Might be a good short summary/video introduction to what scientists observed in 2009 as predictions of climate in the coming decade. NOAA has just released its report for 2011, which could be used in conjunction with this video

Replace with 2011 report video when available.

Could use as a quick introduction to climate change in middle school.

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