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Latest Climate Report by American Meteorological Society

posted Aug 8, 2016, 9:01 AM by Jeanne Newstrom   [ updated Aug 8, 2016, 9:01 AM ]
State of the Climate 2015 was published August 2016 and is available to read at their site: http://www.ametsoc.net/sotc/StateoftheClimate2015_lowres.pdf.

The report is long--300 pages--but it is easy to zero in on specific information as the table of contents is very complete.  The abstract is excellent.  Reading online is great because graphs and maps may be enlarged. 

Using keyword "Minnesota" in the find feature did not generate any hits.  But grasp the global interconnections in this report; from page 21:

To that end, this year’s SoC has an emphasis on
ecosystems; several chapters have dedicated a sidebar
to the complex relationship between a changing
climate and its impact on living systems. This notion
of connectedness—between climate, landscape, and
life; between our daily work and the expression of
its meaning; between planetary-scale drivers and
humble living things; between the abstraction and
rigor of data and the reality and complexity of their
importance; and especially between one generation
and the next—inspires and informs much of the
work within this volume.

The above infogram (page 24) was published vertically and I have rotated it for better viewing. Enjoy the report and become confident in yourself as an informed citizen.