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How Capt. James Cook’s intricate 1778 records reveal global warming today in Arctic

November 16, 2016

Records from Cook's voyage north reveal the extent of the Arctic ice pack and contrast with today’s ice-free summer route through the Northwest Passage.

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Are you melting the Arctic? How your CO2 emissions add up.

November 04, 2016
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Extreme cold winters fuelled by jet stream and climate change

October 26, 2016

Scientists have agreed for the first time that recent severe cold winter weather in the UK and US may have been influenced by climate change in the Arctic, according to a new study. The research, carried out by an international team of scientists including the University of Sheffield, has found that warming in the Arctic may be intensifying the effects of the jet stream’s position, which in the winter can cause extreme cold weather, such as the winter of 2014/15 which saw record snowfall levels in New York.

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NOAA invests $6 million to speed use of new technologies to improve forecasts

October 24, 2016

NOAA Research today announced $6 million in funding to get scientific and technological advances from the government and academia to NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS) more rapidly, improving severe weather and water hazards forecasting.

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Arctic ice melt is killing birds and will leave caribou stranded

September 27, 2016

The ongoing loss of sea-ice cover is wreaking havoc on ecosystems across the Arctic, and may spell the end of more species than previously thought. Arctic sea-ice cover has shrunk this year to the second lowest summer level ever recorded, following an unprecedented winter low. “There will be winners and losers,” says Martin Renner of Tern Again Consulting in Homer, Alaska. “Species that rely directly on sea ice, like ivory gulls, will run into difficult times.”

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