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Arctic Sea Routes Free of Ice as NOAA, Oil Majors Agree to Share Data

Satellite images show the Northwest Passage and Russia’s Northern Sea Route free of ice for only the second time since 2008 as NOAA, Shell, ConocoPhillips and Statoil USA agree to share high-quality scientific data on climate change.

New weather normal baseline data is adopted on July 1st

New Climate “Normals” Begin on July 1st – Warmer is the New Norm : NOAA Releases 2010 State of the Climate Report

Tomorrow the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will incorporate new baseline data reflecting new climate “normals” for 1981-2010. For the past decade baseline normals spanned the period from 1971-2000. These normals “serve as a 30 year baseline average of important climate variables that are used to understand average climate conditions at any location and serve as a consistent point…

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