UK’s frozen spring linked to loss of Arctic sea ice

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UK: Climate scientists have linked the massive snowstorms and bitter spring weather now being experienced across Britain and large parts of Europe and North America to the dramatic loss of Arctic sea ice. (Guardian)

The Met Office’s chief scientist has previously said the melting Arctic ice is partly responsible for the UK’s recent colder winters (Pic: Flickr/simononly)

UK: Reports that the UK’s lead G8 negotiator is blocking efforts to add climate change to the agenda have struck another blow to David Cameron’s ambition to lead the country’s ‘greenest government ever’. (RTCC)

CDM: The volume of carbon traded globally is likely to rise by 14 per cent this year despite depressed prices, but this growth is unlikely to last, according to analysts from Thomson Reuters Point Carbon (Business Green)

Pacific: European Union agrees to provide essential funding to support AOSIS’s advocacy work at the international climate change negotiations. (RTCC)

Tibet: About 90 per cent of glaciers in the Third Pole region are shrinking, accelerated by black carbon being transferred from South Asia to the Tibetan Plateau, a top scientist has warned. (Asia One)

USA: Insurers rank well in readiness for handling the short-term challenges of extreme weather events, but fall short in preparedness for the long-term effects of climate change, a new report says. (Insurance Journal)

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