While All Eyes on Trump, Climate Change Rears its Ugly Head

A fitting article for the last day of the UN Climate Conference in Marrakech where, Trump or no Trump, once again, nothing useful got done.

The North Pole is an insane 36 degrees warmer than normal as winter descends

By Chris Mooney and Jason Samenow November 17 at 1:41 PM
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Political people in the United States are watching the chaos in Washington in the moment. But some people in the science community are watching the chaos somewhere else — the Arctic.
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It’s polar night there now — the sun isn’t rising in much of the Arctic. That’s when the Arctic is supposed to get super-cold, when the sea ice that covers the vast Arctic Ocean is supposed to grow and thicken.
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But in fall of 2016 — which has been a zany year for the region, with multiple records set for low levels of monthly sea ice — something is totally off. The Arctic is super-hot, even as a vast area of cold polar air has been displaced over Siberia.
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