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State of the Climate 2009
http://www.climate.gov/news-features/videos/state-climate-2009

StormCenter Communications, NOAA, NOAA

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.

Video length: 1:54 min.

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Teaching Tips

  • Might be a good short summary/video introduction to what scientists observed in 2009 as predictions of climate in the coming decade.
  • These are continually being updated by NOAA, but there is not a comprehensive index that links to all of the reports. Here are the 2015 report highlights.

About the Science

  • The report the video describes presents a very general summary of Earth's climate in 2009 and establishes the last decade as the warmest on record (at that time; new records have been set since then).
  • Discusses how reduced extent of Arctic sea ice, glacier volume, and snow cover reflect the effects of rising global temperature.
  • Report is dated. As of 2015, NOAA appears to be indexing similar reports on a State of the Climate page.
  • Comments from expert scientist: The video talks about the document published by NOAA reporting the state of the climate in 2009. It explains in a simple way some important conclusions that scientists obtained analyzing the climate conditions of the last decades. The video was built on a solid scientific basis and is a reliable source of information.

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  • Transcript is provided.

Technical Details/Ease of Use

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  • High-quality resolution

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