Fewer Past Venues Seen Suitable as Future Winter Olympics Sites

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A warmer climate means far fewer past Winter Olympic sites will be suitable as future sites. ‘Simply not cold enough,’ a University of Waterloo study suggests.

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Will Snow(-less) Boarding be the New Norm in a Warmer Climate?

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Olympic snow-boarder Elena Hight says her world-wide travels indicate to her that ‘warmer, shorter, drier’ winters increasingly are becoming the norm.

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The Global Climate in Context — 2013 in Review

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In a not-so-extraordinary 2013 calendar year, IPCC’s higher estimate of potential sea-level rise by 2100 — in a worst case, up to one meter — may be the most notable in terms of the planet’s overall climate developments.

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Climate in 2013 in the U.S. … and in Context

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A closer look at new data on the weather across the U.S. in 2013 — and how that fits in with long-term global climate trends.

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New Yale Forum Video

Inquiring Minds Want to Know … Why Is It So Cold?

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The end of January cold spell and heavy snows raise questions for some about the links between frigid weather and a warming Arctic. Hint: Look at the swooning Jet Stream.

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U. of Michigan, Others Exploring Faculty Public Outreach Issues

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Climate change is at forefront of scientific issues, prompting some universities to re-examine faculty members’ roles in public outreach, social media, and social activism. A University of Michigan initiative samples faculty attitudes.

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On January’s Belated Gifts to Those Sowing Climate Doubts

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Two spates of Arctic chills across a major part of the country, along with a stranded research vessel in Antarctica, provide ample rhetorical grist for those contesting climate science … the absence of scientific justification notwithstanding.

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