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Italian heat

Fierce sunshine in Verona, northeastern Italy
Fierce March sunshine in Verona, northeastern Italy

Temperatures are on the rise; this winter season in Italy was the second warmest since 1800. According with data recently published by the Italian Institute of Atmospheric Science and Climate (ISAC) of the National Research Council (CNR), the average temperature during this winter was 1.8° C higher than the average winter temperatures during the 1971-2000 interval. Continue reading Italian heat

North America’s freezing winter

The Big Chill
The Big Chill

This winter the central and eastern part of North America experienced very cold temperatures. The latest U.S. climate report stated that it was the 34th-coldest winter on record in USA, 1° F cooler than average, and the coldest in the last four years. The report showed also that there was more snow than usual: in the Northern Hemisphere snow covered 255,000 square miles above the 1981-2010 average and produced the 18th largest winter snow cover. Many claimed that this is evidence against Global Warming: is that true? Continue reading North America’s freezing winter