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Boyce, D. G., Lewis, M. R., and Worm, B. (2010). Global phytoplankton decline over the past century. Nature 466, pp. 591-596 (29 July 2010). | doi:10.1038/nature09268

Greene, C. H., Baker, D. J., and Miller D. H. (2010). A very inconvenient truth. Oceanography 23(1), pp. 214-218 (March 2010).

Heinzerling, A. (2010). Global carbon dioxide emissions fall in 2009: Past decade still sees rapid emissions growth. Earth Policy Institute (20 July 2010).

International Energy Agency (2010). World Energy Outlook 2010. (9 November 2010).

Jungkunst, H. F. (2010). Soil science: Arctic thaw. Nature Geoscience 3, pp. 306-307. | doi:10.1038/ngeo851

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) (ongoing). State of the Climate. National Climatic Data Center.

NOAA (2010a). State of the Climate in 2009. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 91 (June 2010).

NOAA (2010b). Greenhouse Gases: Frequently Asked Questions. National Climatic Data Center.

Schilt, A. et al (2010). Glacial-interglacial and millennial-scale variations in the atmospheric nitrous oxide concentration during the last 800,000 years. Quaternary Science Reviews 29(1-2), pp. 182-192 (January 2010). | doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2009.03.011

US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (2010). Nitrous oxide: Greenhouse gas properties.

Vos, F., Rodriguez, J., Below, R., and Guha-Sapir, D. (2010). Annual Disaster Statistical Review 2009: The numbers and trends. Center for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED). 


Boucher, O., Friedlingstein, P., Collins, B., and Shine, K. P. (2009). The indirect global warming potential and global temperature change potential due to methane oxidation. Environmental Research Letters 4(044007). | doi:10.1088/1748-9326/4/4/044007

Costello, A. et al (2009). Managing the health effects of climate change. Lancet 373, pp. 1693-1733 (16 May 2009). (See erratum here.)

Dlugokencky, E. J. et al (2009). Observational constraints on recent increases in the atmospheric CH4 burden. Geophysical Research Letters 36(L18803). | doi:10.1029/2009GL039780

International Energy Agency (2009). World Energy Outlook 2009. (10 November 2009).

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) (ongoing). The NOAA Annual Greenhouse Gas Index. NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory (4 September 2009).

NOAA (2009). Greenhouse Gases Continue To Climb Despite Economic Slump. ScienceDaily (26 April 2009).

Ravishankara, A. R., Daniel, J. S., and Portmann, R. W. (2009). Nitrous oxide (N2O): The dominant ozone-depleting substance emitted in the 21st century. Science 326(5949) (2 October 2009). | doi:10.1126/science.117698

Sherwood, S. & Huber, M. (2009). An adaptability limit for large warmings — are we accounting for it? IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science 6 (9 March 2009). | doi:10.1088/1755-1307/6/2/522006

Solomon, S., Plattner, G-K., Knutti, R., & Friedlingstein, P. (2009). Irreversible climate change due to carbon dioxide emissions. PNAS 106(6) (10 February 2009). | doi:10.1073/pnas.0812721106

Wittig, V. E. et al (2009). Quantifying the impact of current and future tropospheric ozone on tree biomass, growth, physiology and biochemistry: A quantitative meta-analysis. Global Change Biology 15(2), pp. 396-424 (February 2009). | doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2008.01774.x

World Health Organization, et al (2009). Protecting the health of vulnerable people from the humanitarian consequences of climate change and climate related disasters. Submission to the 6th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-Term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA 6). Bonn (1-12 June 2009). 
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World Meteorological Organization (WMO) (2013). 2001-2010, A Decade of Climate Extremes. Press Release WMO-No 976 (3 July 2013).


American Geophysical Union (2008). Global warming could release trillions of pounds of carbon annually from East Siberia's vast frozen soils. ScienceDaily (12 June 2008).

Associated Press (2008). The big melt: Two trillion tons of ice have melted since 2003. USA Today (16 December 2008).

Beeby, R. (2008). Fears methane spike will fuel warming. The Canberra Times (30 October 2008).

Brook, E. (2008). Palaeoclimate: Windows on the greenhouse. Nature 453, pp. 291-292 (15 May 2008). | doi:10.1038/453291a

Bushnell, D. (2008). Dennis Bushnell (NASA’s Chief Scientist) on Conquering Climate Change. The Futurist (Encyclopedia Britannica Blog) (5 July 2010).

Carnegie Institution for Science (2008). Before fossil fuels, Earth's minerals kept carbon dioxide in check. ScienceDaily (30 April 2008).

Ebi K. L. and McGregor, G. (2008). Climate change, tropospheric ozone and particulate matter, and health impacts. Environmental Health Perspectives 116(11). | doi:110.1289/ehp.11463

European Environment Agency (2008). Global and European temperature - Assessment CSI 012 (April 2008).
(Note links to more recent assessments)

European Science Foundation (2008). Ocean acidification: Another undesired side effect of fossil fuel-burning. ScienceDaily (24 May 2008).

Giles, K. A. et al (2008). Circumpolar thinning of Arctic sea ice following the 2007 record ice extent minimum. Geophysical Research Letters 35(L22502) (20 November 2008). | doi:10.1029/2008GL035710

Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (2008). Time running out on coral reefs as climate change becomes increasing threat. ScienceDaily (15 December 2008).

Greene, C. H. et al (2008). Arctic climate change and its impacts on the ecology of the North Atlantic. Ecology 89(Special Issue 11), pp. S24-S38 (November 2008). | doi:10.1890/07-0550.1

Hofmann, D. J., Butler, J. H., and Tans, P. P. (2008). A new look at atmospheric carbon dioxide. Atmospheric Environment 43(12) (April 2009). | doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2008.12.028

International Society for Reef Studies (July 2008). 11th International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS), Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.

Khvorostyanov, D. V. et al (2008). Vulnerability of east Siberia's frozen carbon stores to future warming. Geophysical Research Letters 35(L10703) (20 May 2008). | doi:10.1029/2008GL033639

Lawrence, D. M. et al (2008). Accelerated Arctic land warming and permafrost degradation during rapid sea ice loss. Geophysical Research Letters 35(L11506) (13 June 2008). | doi:10.1029/2008GL033985

Le Quéré, C. et al (ongoing). Global Carbon Budget. Global Carbon Project.

Lüthi, D. et al (2008). High-resolution carbon dioxide concentration record 650,000–800,000 years before present (Letter). Nature 453, pp. 379-382 (15 May 2008). | doi:10.1038/nature06949

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (2008). NASA data show Arctic saw fastest August sea ice retreat on record (26 September 2008).

Piao, S. et al (2008). Net carbon dioxide losses of northern ecosystems in response to autumn warming (Letter). Nature 451, pp. 49-52 (3 January 2008). | doi:10.1038/nature06444

Pope, V. (2008). Met Office's bleak outlook on climate change. The Guardian (1 October 2008).

Prinn, R. et al (2008). The influence on climate change of differing scenarios for future development analyzed ssing the MIT integrated global system model. The MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, Joint Program Report Series, Report 163 (September 2008).

Ramanathan, V. and Feng, Y. (2008). On avoiding dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system: Formidable challenges ahead. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 105(38), pp. 14,245-14,250 (23 September, 2008). | doi:10.1073/pnas.0803838105

Rigby, M. et al (2008). Renewed growth of atmospheric methane. Geophysical Research Letters 35(L22805) (20 November 2008). | doi:10.1029/2008GL036037

Schuur, A. G. et al (2008). Vulnerability of permafrost carbon to climate change: Implications for the global carbon cycle. BioScience 58(8), pp. 701-714 (September 2008). | doi:10.1641/B580807

Steffensen, J. P. et al (2008). High-resolution Greenland ice core data show abrupt climate change happens in few years. Science 321(5889), pp. 680-684 (1 August 2008). | doi:10.1126/science.1157707

Stramma, L. et al (2008). Expanding oxygen-minimum zones in the tropical oceans. Science 320(5876), pp. 655-658 (2 May 2008). | doi:10.1126/science.1153847

United Nations Environment Program (2008). UNEP Year Book 2008: An overview of our changing environment. Division of Early Warning and Assessment (DEWA), Nairobi, Kenya.

University of Chicago (2008). Ocean growing more acidic faster than once thought; Increasing acidity threatens sea life. ScienceDaily (26 November 2008). /releases/2008/11/081124141053.htm

University of Copenhagen (2008). Methane, potent greenhouse gas, flowing into the atmosphere from tundra much faster than expected. ScienceDaily (11 December 2008).

Wouters, B. et al (2008), GRACE observes small-scale mass loss in Greenland. Geophysical Research Letters 35(20501) (16 October 2008). | doi:10.1029/2008GL034816

Zeebe, R. E. and Caldeira, K. (2008). Close mass balance of long-term carbon fluxes from ice-core CO2 and ocean chemistry records. Nature Geoscience 1, pp. 312-315 (27 April 2008). | doi:10.1038/ngeo185


Archer, D. (2007). Methane hydrate stability and anthropogenic climate change. Biogeosciences 4, pp. 521–544 (25 July 2007).

Hansen, J. et al (2007). Climate change and trace gases. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A 365(1856), pp. 1925–1954 (15 July 2007). | doi:10.1098/rsta.2007.2052

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change / IPCC (2007a). Climate change 2007: Synthesis report. Contribution of Working Groups I, II and III to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Core Writing Team, Pachauri, R.K and Reisinger, A. (eds.)]. IPCC, Geneva, Switzerland.

IPCC (2007b). Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Solomon, S., D. Qin, M. Manning, Z. Chen, M. Marquis, K.B. Averyt, M. Tignor and H.L. Miller (eds.)]. IPCC, Geneva, Switzerland.

Le Quéré, C. et al (2007). Saturation of the southern ocean CO2 sink due to recent climate change. Science 316(5832), pp. 1735-1738 (22 June 2007). | doi:10.1126/science.1136188

Raupach, M. et al (2007). Global and regional drivers of accelerating CO2 emissions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States (PNAS) 104(24), pp. 10288-10293 (12 June 2007). | doi:10.1073/pnas.0700609104

Schuster, U., & Watson, A. J. (2007). A variable and decreasing sink for atmospheric CO2 in the North Atlantic. Journal of Geophysical Research, 112(C11006) (8 November 2007). | doi:10.1029/2006JC003941

Shakhova, N. et al (2007). Methane release on the Arctic East Siberian shelf. Geophysical Research Abstracts 9(01071). | SRef-ID: 1607-7962/gra/EGU2007-A-01071

Sitch, S., Cox, P. M., Collins, W. J., and Huntingford, C. (2007). Indirect radiative forcing of climate change through ozone effects on the land-carbon sink. Nature 448, pp. 791-794 (16 August 2007). | doi:10.1038/nature06059

United Nations Environment Program (2007). Global Environment Outlook 4 (GEO-4).

Weaver, A. J. et al (2007). Long term climate implications of 2050 emission reduction targets. Geophysical Research Letters 34(L19703) (6 October 2007). | doi:10.1029/2007GL031018


Behrenfeld, M. et al (2006). Climate-driven trends in contemporary ocean productivity (Letter). Nature 444, pp. 752-755 (7 December 2006). | doi:10.1038/nature05317

Ho, M-W. (2006). Oceans Carbon Sink or Source. Institute of Science in Society Press Release (25 July 2006).

Holdren, D. (2006). Meeting the Climate-Change Challenge [ppt]. SES Distinguised Scientist Seminar, Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory (3 November 2006).

Khor, M. (2006). Act now on climate, leaders told. In Global Trends, Third World Network (11 September 2006).

Stern, N. et al (2006). Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change. HM Treasury (30 October 2006).

University of Alaska Fairbanks (2006). Thawing soil in permafrost a significant source of carbon. ScienceDaily (15 June 2006).

Walter, K. M. et al (2006). Methane bubbling from Siberian thaw lakes as a positive feedback to climate warming (Letter). Nature 443, pp. 71-75 (7 September 2006). | doi:10.1038/nature05040

Zimov, S. A. et al (2006). Permafrost and the global carbon budget (Perspectives). Science 312(5780), pp. 1612-1613 (16 June 2006). | doi:10.1126/science.1128908


Pearce, F. (2005). Climate warning as Siberia melts. New Scientist, Issue 2512 (11 August 2005).

Semiletov I. et al (2005). Methane climate forcing and methane observations in the Siberian Arctic land-shelf system. World Resource Review, 16(4), 503-542.
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European Climate Forum (2004). What is dangerous climate change? Initial results of a symposium on key vulnerable regions: Climate change and Article 2 of the UNFCCC. ECF Key Vulnerable Regions and Climate Change Symposium, Buenos Aires, 14 December 2004.


World Meteorological Organization / WMO (2003). According to the World Meteorological Organization, extreme weather events might increase. Press Release WMO-No 695 87 (2 July 2003).


Johnson, C. E., Stevenson, D. S., Collins, W. J., and Derwent, R. G. (2001). Role of climate feedback on methane and ozone studied with a coupled Ocean-Atmosphere-Chemistry model. Geophysical Research Letters 28(9), pp. 1723-1726 (1 May 2001).


Pearson, P. M. & Palmer, M. R. (2000). Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations over the past 60 million years. Nature 406, pp. 695-699 (17 August 2000). | doi:10.1038/35021000

1990s and Earlier

Shindell, D. T., Rind, D., and P. Lonergan (1998). Increased polar stratospheric ozone losses and delayed eventual recovery owing to increasing greenhouse-gas concentrations. Nature 392, pp. 589-592. | doi:1038/33385

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