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Weather 'bombs' and the link between severe winters and climate change

January 04, 2018

What’s with all the weapons analogies for the storm dumping snow on the East Coast today? The bomb references may seem to have popped up out of nowhere this week, but the word has actually been used to describe powerful, rapidly intensifying winter storms for decades. 

Link: Weather 'bombs' and the link between severe winters and climate change

EXTREME WEATHER: Storm 'bomb' is tinder for both sides in climate fight

January 04, 2018

Record-cold temperatures, possible hurricane-force winds, and a dramatic name — the "bomb cyclone" is being used by some climate skeptics to question scientists who've become more bold about linking extreme weather to warming temperatures.

Link: EXTREME WEATHER: Storm 'bomb' is tinder for both sides in climate fight

Arctic report card: Permafrost thawing at a faster pace

December 12, 2017

Permafrost in the Arctic is thawing at a faster clip, according to a new report released Tuesday. Water is also warming and sea ice is melting at the fastest pace in 1,500 years at the top of the world. The annual report released Tuesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration showed slightly less warming in many measurements than a record hot 2016. But scientists remain concerned because the far northern region is warming twice as fast as the rest of the globe and has reached a level of warming that’s unpre... more

Link: Arctic report card: Permafrost thawing at a faster pace

The Arctic is warming faster than it has in 1,500 years

December 12, 2017

The Arctic is running a fever. The magnitude and pace of the recent Arctic sea-ice decline and ocean warming is "unprecedented" in at least the past 1,500 years and likely much longer, according to a federal report released Tuesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 

Link: The Arctic is warming faster than it has in 1,500 years

Scientists Need Your Help Rescuing 100-Year-Old Weather Records

December 07, 2017

A new citizen-science project needs volunteers to digitize decades of temperature, rain and barometric data from across western Europe

Link: Scientists Need Your Help Rescuing 100-Year-Old Weather Records

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