The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's newly released Arctic Report Card update indicates a "return to previous Arctic conditions is unlikely. Record temperatures across Canadian Arctic and Greenland, a reduced summer sea ice cover, record snow cover decreases and links to some Northern Hemisphere weather support this conclusion."
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Climate Wizard. A team of researchers from the Univ. of Washington, the Univ. of Southern Mississippi, and the Nature Conservancy has provided a tool for attempting to predict the effects of climate change at the regional and state level. They call their tool Climate Wizard, as noted in the June 10, 2009, TipSheet. The Web site allows users to check predictions based on varying degrees of climate change.Topics on the Beat:Visibility:Region:
September 10, 2009: SciDev.Net (The Science and Development Network) published a spotlight on the impact of climate change on the spread of insect-borne disease that considers how countries can prepare for these changes.Visibility: