Not The Weather Report
"In four of the past five winters, the North Pole has witnessed dramatic temperatures spikes, which previously were rare. Now, in the lead up to summer, the temperature has again shot up to unusually high levels at the tip of the planet"
Photo credit: By Jorge Láscar from Melbourne, Australia - Ice Watch, CC BY 2.0,
Climate change news for Wednesday 9th of May 2018
Photo credit: NOAA/climate.gov
"In the fall of 2016, the Arctic experienced heat that was so extreme that one expert called it a black swan event.... the event could not have happened without human-caused global warming and sea ice loss"
Photo credit: see # 3 below
Photo credit: Emily Michot/Miami Herald
"No graver threat faces the future of South Florida than the accelerating pace of sea-level rise... Water levels could easily be 2 feet higher in 40 years. And scientists say that’s a conservative estimate"
Illustration: Claire O'Neill/The New York Times
"As climate change leads to warmer winters, later falls and earlier springs... American black bears are changing their hibernation routines, scientists say. In some cases, bears are not hibernating... staying awake all winter"