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The Arctic is Undergoing Changes Scientists ‘Never Expected Would Happen This Soon’

December 16, 2019

Surprise, surprise: the Arctic didn’t do too well this past year. You can thank global warming for that. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its annual Arctic Report Card Tuesday, and the findings show a region in the midst of a rapid transformation. Jim Overland is quoted. 

Link: The Arctic is Undergoing Changes Scientists ‘Never Expected Would Happen This Soon’

Grades keep slipping on the Arctic Report Card

December 15, 2019

At this annual gathering of thousands of scientists that has grown in step with the increasing number of people on Earth, researchers at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union again sounded the alarm for a quiet place — the top of the world. Jim Overland is quoted. 

Link: Grades keep slipping on the Arctic Report Card

Weather Time Machine

December 11, 2019

Old ships' logs are giving scientists new insights into the past and future of the earth's changing climate. Kevin Wood is featured. 

Link: Weather Time Machine

Icebound: The climate-change secrets of 19th century ship's logs

December 11, 2019

An eccentric group of citizen-scientists called Old Weather has transcribed millions of observations from long-forgotten logbooks of ships, many from the great era of Arctic exploration. As the polar regions grow ever warmer, the volunteers have amassed a rich repository of climate data in a 21st century rescue mission. Kevin Wood is featured. 

Link: Icebound: The climate-change secrets of 19th century ship's logs

'We Fear for Our Children:' Alaska Natives Speak out in Climate Change Report

December 11, 2019

For the first time, NOAA's annual report on the devastating effects of climate change in the Arctic is highlighting the unsettling changes to the lives of the people who live there. Kevin Wood is quoted. 

Link: 'We Fear for Our Children:' Alaska Natives Speak out in Climate Change Report

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