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Record-breaking temperatures 'have robbed the Arctic of its winter'

March 15, 2016

Fort Yukon has recorded Alaska’s coldest ever temperatures but this winter temperatures have been much warmer than usual, leading to dangerously thin ice. 

Link: Record-breaking temperatures 'have robbed the Arctic of its winter'

19th Century Whaling Logs A Boon To Climate Scientists

March 01, 2016

Whaling was a booming business in the 1800s. By some estimates, the dangerous trade was more lucrative than the gold rush. Today, the most valuable harvest from the whaling years might be the ship’s logbooks.

A team of scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the University of Washington and the U.K. Meteorological Office’s Hadley Centre are enlisting 22,000 volunteers from around the world to comb through hundreds of thousands of pages of old ships’ logs.

Link: 19th Century Whaling Logs A Boon To Climate Scientists

What Do Long-Dead Whalers Have To Do With Climate Change?

February 24, 2016

When the steamship Belvedere left San Francisco in the spring of 1897, its crew members couldn’t have known what a treacherous voyage awaited them.

Their life-and-death experiences would all be captured in the ship’s log, which started out with this unassuming entry:

Link: What Do Long-Dead Whalers Have To Do With Climate Change?

Breaking the Ice: Survival Lessons from a Changing Arctic

January 04, 2016

As temperatures rise and sea ice melts, our intrepid correspondent heads north to watch scientists test technologies to better understand the Arctic.

Link: Breaking the Ice: Survival Lessons from a Changing Arctic

Temperature Spike Almost 50 Degrees in North Pole

January 04, 2016

There has been a heat wave of sorts in the North Pole this week that might even have Santa trading in his sleigh for swim trunks.

Link: Temperature Spike Almost 50 Degrees in North Pole

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