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much of North America is in the grip of a midwinter cold the weather is starting to get weird certain weather phenomena only emerge in these prolonged periods of deep cold and thanks to the blast of arctic air sweeping most of Canada and much of the United States at the moment we’re starting to

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Advisor Holdren: I’m John Holdren, President Obama’s science advisor, here to talk about the third U.S. National Climate Assessment that was released today. This assessment is the most comprehensive and authoritative account ever about how climate has been changing in the United States, how it’s projected to continue to change in the future, and what

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In pretty much every area of interest, human beings love to put things into boxes. They love to categorise and classify. From artistic subjects such as music and literary genres, to science including stars, chemical elements and animals. Our planet’s climate is no exception to this. And one at first might ask why is it

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The treeless Arctic. A desolate region, where few things grow. Yet, rich in fauna, both on the land, and at sea, it is the home of an iconic animal in this world of climatic uncertainty. A famous people survive here toughing it out in the most hostile populated climate on earth. A barren land of

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Greenlanders … they have been always surviving. It’s very difficult to survive here. I’m from the Arctic. For me, it’s not a new thing to meet the mountains, to meet the ice, to meet the wind. I have been doing this since I was a child. I’m Nick Nelson and I’m from Greenland, born and

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The area surrounding the North Pole may seem like a frozen and desolate environment where nothing ever changes. But it is actually a complex and finely balanced natural system, and its extreme location makes it vulnerable to feedback processes that can magnify even tiny changes in the atmosphere. In fact, scientists often describe the Arctic

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STUART: Thank you. This is the third ClimateMatters.TV show that we’ll be doing today. I’m your host, Stuart Scott. And we’re coming to you from COP22, the Conference of Parties in Marrakech, Morocco. I’d like to give my email address at the beginning and the end of these shows, so people can be in touch

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If the weather outside is frightful just hit Control Alt Delete! Hey guys, it’s Jonathan Strickland with Fw:Thinking and holy cow is it cold! It’s ten degrees Fahrenheit here in Atlanta today. This is a city where we don’t like to see ice unless it’s in our tea! And it got me to thinking, when

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The Arctic is warming at least twice as fast as just about anywhere else on the planet. That accelerated warming there is affecting weather patterns down in mid-latitudes as we call them which is where billions of people live. Because the Arctic is warming so much faster than the areas farther south, it’s making that

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