2018 State of the Climate Report

2018 State of the Climate Report

If you haven’t already seen the recent announcement from the American Meteorological Society, you may find the release of the 2018 State of the Climate report of interest. See more information below as well as links to download the report, or investigate individual chapters.

AMS has just released the new State of the Climate report. It confirms that 2018 was one of the hottest years on record, with global surface temperatures continuing the trend in which every year since the turn of the 21st century has been hotter than any year experienced in the 20th century. This is the 29th issuance of the annual assessment, published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society since 1996.

State of the Climate puts a peer-reviewed stamp on the evidence that 2018 was one of the four warmest of 137 years of recordkeeping. Only the three record-setting years of 2015–17 were warmer. Its comprehensive analysis of sources and varied means of tracking global and regional climate show that trends are consistent with a warming planet.

The annual supplement to the Bulletin of the AMS is compiled by NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information and is based on contributions from 475 authors in 57 countries around the world.

Download the entire report or individual chapters via the button below or at ametsoc.org/SOTC.