16th November - Today's News: Impacts of Climate Change in the Arctic
The impacts of climate change in the Arctic: 80,000 reindeer have starved to death as Arctic sea ice retreats whilst research shows that Arctic ice pack the size of Florida melted after ‘extreme cyclone’ in December last year. Alaska sees 'astounding' rise in temperature in October. And why the Arctic waters are reluctant to freeze this winter after record low Arctic sea ice minimum observed in 2016
In NZ, cars shelter under trees as hail stones the size of golf balls hit Ashburton during storm whilst a mini tornado causes damage in Kapiti
And once again the value of naval warships in non-combatant activities is shown after the New Zealand earthquake: Warships head to Kaikoura with Australian, Canadian and US vessels joining the evacuation effort.
And there's a new Antarctic quest to find 'oldest ice' and get cores going back as much as 1.5 million years