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To win the climate battle, we need the intelligence community

If John le Carré were still with us and crafting a novel about the existential threat of our time, the spy hero would be using his or her very particular set ofskills on the front lines of climate change.

Report provides a preview of the 'new Arctic'
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Report provides a preview of the 'new Arctic'

Also this week, five climate reporters recommend books they’ve enjoyed.
tall ship Sedov Arctic voyage
thebarentsobserver.com

There was no ice on the water, says captain of tall ship Sedov about Arctic voyage

"We had at least expected some minor pieces," says Mikhail Novikov as his 100 years old sailing ship exits the Northern Sea Route.
german research vessel polarstern climate impacts
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German ship completes historic Arctic expedition

The German Research Vessel Polarstern spent a year in the polar north, much of it with its engines turned off so it could simply drift in the sea-ice. The point was to study the Arctic climate and how it is changing.

USGS Director holds up polar bear study that could affect Trump’s drilling plans for Alaska

USGS Director holds up polar bear study that could affect Trump’s drilling plans for Alaska

A top official at the Interior Department has delayed the release of a key study of polar bears in Alaska that could affect oil and gas drilling, according to documents obtained by The Post.
satellite lets scientists see Antarctica’s melting
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A satellite lets scientists see Antarctica’s melting like never before

NASA's new ICESat-2 satellite provides the most detailed look yet of where the continent is losing and gaining ice.
Congressional hearing focuses on Earth’s changing cryosphere
glacierhub.org

Congressional hearing focuses on Earth’s changing cryosphere

Heidi Steltzer and Pamela McElwee recently testified in front of Congress to discuss the findings of the two recently published IPCC reports.

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