27th January - Today's News: Town Destroyed in Chile's Worst Ever Wildfire


Whilst Scottish ski resorts remain completely bare of snow (and there is none expected in the next few days at least) - with temperatures into double figures this week - in California Mammoth has received a record-breaking 20.5 feet of the white stuff this January with the associated good news that California drought shrinks to smallest level in years after onslaught of rain and snow



And remarkable weather:  Londoners stunned as snow falls in capital during morning rush hour - they had a light flurry that didn't settle ..... !

Rigopiano Hotel avalanche: Last bodies recovered by rescuers bringing the death toll to 29 (but no dogs)


With the Chinese New Year Festivities this weekend, Beijing makes 'no fireworks' plea amid smog concerns

Humans off the hook?  New research suggests climate change helped kill off super-sized Ice Age animals in Australia.  But this doesn't mean human predation and landscape changes were not also factors.

Earth's orbital variations, sea ice synch glacial periods - and present a compelling explanation as to why the glacial cycle changed around a million years ago

And it's suggested scientists need to make a new attempt at defining a true 'pre-industrial' climate period

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