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Global Climate Change
1983-2012 was likely to be the warmest 30-year period over the last 1400 years in the Northern Hemisphere ...
More land areas experience increase in annual precipitation ...
Mean sea level:
The rate of global sea level rise accelerated to 3.2 mm per year for the period 1993-2010 ...
Extreme weather events:
Most global land areas have experienced more heat waves since the middle of the 20th century ...
Ice and snow:
The Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets have been losing mass. Glaciers have continued to shrink almost worldwide ...
Some regions of the world have experienced trends toward more intense and longer droughts ...
Impacts on human and eco-system:
Climate change also affects human and ecosystems ...
There are significant increasing trends in frequencies of tropical cyclones and very intense tropical cyclones over the Atlantic ...
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