• Cold Snap Proves Great Lakes Average Ice Cover Remains Unchanged Since 1973

    • Date: 29/12/17
    • Keith Matheny, Detroit Free Press

    A blast of frigid air from the Canadian Arctic over the last several days has the Great Lakes rapidly freezing over. After two straight winters of below-average ice cover, this one is shaping up to at least meet long-term averages, or be even icier. The Great Lakes cumulatively went from 3.3% to 9.4% ice covered in […]

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  • Record-Breaking Cold Grips Northern U.S., With More to Come

    • Date: 28/12/17
    • The New York Times

    Winter snowstorms and subzero temperatures are a teeth-chattering part of life in the Midwest and Northeast. But familiarity has offered little insulation this week as records fell, water pipes froze and snow piled up in a large swath of the United States. The blast of frigid misery hit Boston and Bismarck, N.D., and most points […]

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  • 2018 Global Temperature Poll

    • Date: 22/12/17
    • Dr David Whitehouse, GWPF Science Editor

    We know that prediction is difficult, especially about the future as the saying goes, but as an entertainment in the festive season we are asking for your 2018 global temperature forecast. Every year at this time the UK Met Office issues its forecast of the global annual temperature for the following year. This time it […]

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  • Met Office Predicts Drop In Global Temperatures For 2018

    • Date: 22/12/17
    • Daily Mail

    La Nina and volcanic eruptions could help cool down the planet next year, the Met Office has said. The year 2016 was the warmest year on record – and 2017 third hottest on record. Forecasters said that 2018 – while still among the hottest years ever recorded – will be relatively cooler. This is because a weather […]

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  • Trump’s National Security Plan: ‘Energy Dominance’, Not Climate Change

    • Date: 18/12/17
    • Michael Bastasch, Daily Caller

    President Donald Trump’s administration prioritizes U.S. “energy dominance” through promoting exports, innovation and cutting regulations, according to the federal government’s National Security Strategy. The White House’s security strategy is a rejection of former President Barack Obama’s administration, that prioritized fighting man-made global warming. Trump’s strategy no longer lists global warming as a nation security concern. The Trump […]

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  • Trump Admin To Remove Climate Change From List Of National Security Threats

    • Date: 16/12/17
    • Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist

    The Trump administration will reverse course from previous Obama administration policy, eliminating climate change from a list of national security threats. The National Security Strategy to be released on Monday will emphasize the importance of balancing energy security with economic development and environmental protection, according to a source who has seen the document and shared […]

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  • FOI Emails: Disney Rejected Obama Proposal To Use ‘Frozen’ Characters To Push Climate Agenda

    • Date: 15/12/17
    • The Hill

    Emails unearthed by The Hill show Disney’s leadership was frustrated and annoyed by an Obama administration official’s public statements suggesting it was considering using characters in the popular film “Frozen” to teach children about climate change. Robert Papp, a State Department official, spoke twice in 2015 about the possibility of Disney agreeing to let the […]

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  • New Paper Questions Paris Agreement’s Dubious Temperature Limits

    • Date: 14/12/17
    • Sebastian Lüning, Institute for Hydrography, Geoecology and Climate Sciences, Ägeri, Switzerland

    New study puts the 1.5°C and 2.0°C temperature limits of the Paris Agreement into a historical climate context The Paris Agreement adopted in December 2015 during the COP21 climate conference stipulates that the increase in the global average temperature is to be kept well below 2°C above “pre-industrial levels” and that efforts are pursued to […]

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