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NOAA, partners to announce findings from 2016 Arctic Report Card

December 12, 2016

NOAA and its partners will release the latest scientific observations of the Arctic, a sensitive part of the world that impacts other parts of the planet, at a press conference on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. PT/1:30 p.m. ET, hosted by the American Geophysical Union at its Annual Fall Meeting in San Francisco.

Link: NOAA, partners to announce findings from 2016 Arctic Report Card

The North Pole is an insane 36 degrees warmer than normal as winter descends

November 17, 2016

Political people in the United States are watching the chaos in Washington in the moment. But some people in the science community are watching the chaos somewhere else — the Arctic. It’s polar night there now — the sun isn’t rising in much of the Arctic. That’s when the Arctic is supposed to get super-cold, when the sea ice that covers the vast Arctic Ocean is supposed to grow and thicken.

Link: The North Pole is an insane 36 degrees warmer than normal as winter descends

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.

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

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

November 04, 2016
Link: Are you melting the Arctic? How your CO2 emissions add up.

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.

Link: Extreme cold winters fuelled by jet stream and climate change

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