17th January - Today's News: Global Sea Ice at Lowest Recorded Level
Global sea ice is at lowest level ever recorded - though there is no doubt it has been lower in the recent geological past. And, of course, much higher. However, with ongoing declining axial tilt - which particularly impacts polar regions with reduced insolation, this should not be happening now, all else being equal.
French told to save power as cold snap threatens electricity supply - obviously they don't have enough windfarms! There are thousands without electricity as snow and wind batter Italy whilst Spain prepares for the big freeze as Siberian winter approaches. Here it's just mild and grey. We've had our snow for the year .....
New research shows 2015's giant Middle East dust storm caused by a changing climate, not human conflict