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What we’re reading, watching, and talking about in the world of polar climate.
Cool Links of the Week 05/13/2016
The US government is trying to get Americans to care about the Arctic; Major oil companies pull out of Arctic offshore drilling; Wildfires (fueled by climate change) ravage western Canada
Cool Links of the Week 5/6/2016
Obama Administration raises concern over climate refugees; Canadian study on climate change incorporates observations of 90,000 Indigenous people; Kids win climate court battle in Washington State
Cool Links of the Week 04/29/2016
Over 1,000 species purposefully relocated; New innovations work to cut emissions from concrete industry; Scientists loose a key tool to observe change in the Arctic; High pressure systems staying put for longer over Greenland.
Cool Links of the Week 04/22/2016
China looks to the Northwest Passage for shipping; NGOs try to ban high fuel oil in Arctic shipping; Once again - there is no scientific debate over climate change; March 2016 smashes 100 years of global temperature records.
Cool Links of the Week 04/15/2016
Thinner sea ice; Problems with global warming targets; Ice melt starts early in Greenland; Wildfires raging more than usual
Cool Links of the Week 04/08/2016
Boaty McBoatface is no laughing matter; Finnish test for Arctic oil spill highlights clean up difficulties; NASA space centers brace for climate change; With melting ice, polar bears have drastic weight loss
Cool Links of the Week 04/01/2016
The Arctic is thawing faster than expected; Arctic sea ice at its lowest maximum extent; Researchers ship ice cores to Antarctica; Justice Sandra Day O'Connor makes her mark on video games.
Cool Links of the Week 03/25/2016
Canada invests big in the Arctic; February was the warmest month in recorded history; Antarctica's ice is melting from below and it doesn't make sense to pump melt water onto the ice.
Cool Links of the Week 03/11/2016
Polar bears protected by federal court; Greenland grows darker; Snow sent to Anchorage by train for Iditarod; Quest for the oldest ice cores.
Cool Links of the Week 03/04/2016
North Slope plans for major catastrophe; Climate change gets a shout out at the Oscars; Carbon tax is proven to be effective in British Columbia.
Cool Links of the Week 02/26/2016
Strange happenings in the Arctic: algae blooms, warming, shipping and encroachment; Teacher's struggle with climate education; Sea rise is fastest since the rise of Rome
Cool Links of the Week 2/19/2016
Spending millions to relocate US communities affected by climate change; Warming drives species to the poles; Russia stakes a claim for the Arctic; Climate education works
Cool Links of the Week, 2/12/16
New records: temperature, sea ice, snow, and the worst animal epidemic in US history; More winter storms; Oslo incinerator starts CCS experiment.
Cool Links of the Week, 11/24/2015
October's record breaking temperatures, Statoil follows Shell, polar bear survival and Japan resumes whaling in the Antarctic
Cool Links Recap
The Obama administration's Arctic policy developments, Shell abandons Alaskan offshore drilling, less sea ice means new plans for the Arctic, and how fast is Greenland melting?
Cool Links of the Week, 8/24/2015
New research ups sea level rise for Antarctica, EPA proposes rules to cut methane emissions, cost of climate inaction $44 trillion, Shell gets final clearance for Arctic drilling, CO2 melted ice age glaciers, and pizzly bears, a new climate hybrid?
Cool Links of the Week, 8/17/2015
Can Shell afford Arctic oil, permafrost carbon takes a trip to Davy Jones’ locker, Alaska’s quest to power remote villages could spread clean energy worldwide, and how to de-oil a polar bear.
Cool Links of the Week, 8/10/2015
Warming temps leave Alaska villages without critical food source, National Geographic atlas shows retreat of Arctic ice, warmer and wetter Arctic as sea ice melts, and will these Alaska villagers be America’s first climate refugees?
Cool Links of the Week, 8/5/2015
Arctic melting could erase previous gains, tracking Alaska's wildfires, Shell begins Arctic drilling, another warm winter expected for Alaska, Arctic summers may be ice free by 2050s, and Clean Power Plan "US's strongest action ever on climate change."
Cool Links of the Week, 7/29/2015
Obama administration gives Shell the go ahead but with stipulations, climate change killed the wooly mammoth, investors could lose $4.2 trillion because of climate change, and targeted climate communication strategies needed for individual countries.
Cool Links of the Week, 7/22/2015
Innovative ways that cities are adapting to climate change, scientists find surprising reason for faster Greenland ice loss, climate change is worsening wildfires, Arctic nations agree to fishing ban, and world mayors pledge to fight climate change.
Cool Links of the Week, 7/13/2015
Scientists worried about sea level rise, Russia wants to open new Arctic shipping lane, and benefits of tackling climate change far outweigh costs.
Cool Links of the Week, 7/8/2015
Undergraduates’ misconceptions of climate change, film Antarctica: On Edge, Alaska’s permafrost, Alaskan villages face large coastal erosion, US mayors committed to climate change education and updates on Shell’s Arctic drilling plans.
Cool Links of the Week, 6/30/2015
Fourth-largest ice shelf in Antarctica threatened, environmental groups send letter to Secretary of the Interior over Shell’s plans to drill, Antarctica’s biodiversity at risk, dangers of thawing permafrost and Alaska enters a new era for wildfires.
Cool Links of the Week, 6/22/2015
Alaska’s glaciers losing 75 billion tons of ice annually, school curriculums must catch up with climate science, Northern Europe at risk from sea level rise, Pope aligns himself with mainstream scientists and extensive study of Arctic Ocean to take place.