Audio: NASA, NOAA officials discuss climate change

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Officials from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration spoke with the media Jan. 15 to discuss their latest findings on global temperature changes.

NASA says 2012 was the ninth warmest year since 1880. The nine warmest years since then have all occurred since 1998.

On the call were:

  • James Hansen, director, NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies;
  • Thomas Karl, director, NOAA's National Climatic Data Center.

The speakers also referred to graphics available for view on a NASA webpage.

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