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Climate Change Information Project - January 2013 Digest Vol. 7

Below are articles from the Climate Change Information Project.  The focus of the project is to get scientifically-based articles relating to climate change disseminated to the broader public. Currently, most of this information tends to stay within the scientific community.

 2012 Was Warmest and Second Most Extreme Year On Record for the Contiguous U.S.

 Jan. 8, 2013 — According to NOAA scientists, 2012 marked the warmest year on record for the contiguous United States with the year consisting of a record warm spring, second warmest summer, fourth warmest winter and a warmer-than-average autumn. For complete story


Extreme Climate Predicted in Eastern U.S.: Storms, Heat Waves With Global Warming

Dec. 17, 2012 ­ From extreme drought to super storms, many wonder what the future holds for the climate of the eastern United States. A study conducted by researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, does away with the guessing. for complete story


Study Shows Rapid Warming On the West Antarctic Ice Sheet

Dec. 23, 2012 ­ In a discovery that raises further concerns about the future contribution of Antarctica to sea level rise, a new study finds that the western part of the ice sheet is experiencing nearly twice as much warming as previously thought. For complete article


Heat, Flood or Icy Cold, Extreme Weather Rages Worldwide

January 10, 2013

New York Times By SARAH LYALL

WORCESTER, England ­ Britons may remember 2012 as the year the weather spun off its rails in a chaotic concoction of drought, deluge and flooding, but the unpredictability of it all turns out to have been all too predictable: Around the world, extreme has become the new commonplace. 

Especially lately. China is enduring its coldest winter in nearly 30 years. Brazil is in the grip of a dreadful heat spell. Eastern Russia is so freezing ­ minus 50 degrees Fahrenheit, and counting ­ that the traffic lights recently stopped working in the city of Yakutsk. 

Bush fires are raging across Australia, fueled by a record-shattering heat wave. Pakistan was inundated by unexpected flooding in September. A vicious storm bringing rain, snow and floods just struck the Middle East. And in the United States, scientists confirmed this week what people could have figured out simply by going outside: last year was the hottest since records began. 

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