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End of the year climate stories in the news

2016 is done but the stories about the year in climate are coming out thick and fast.  Here are a few I saw that are particularly interesting.

The Capital Weather Gang discusses global weather disasters here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/01/03/extreme-weather-killed-thousands-and-cost-billions-across-the-globe-in-2016/?wpisrc=nl_rainbow&wpmm=1

Dan Satterfield of the American Geophysical Union posted about the astonishing warmth in the Arctic and Antarctic  at http://blogs.agu.org/wildwildscience/2017/01/03/2016-ends-astonishing-warmth-gloomy-news-antarctica/.

USA Today noted that 2016 had more floods than any previous year  at http://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2017/01/04/floods-natural-disasters-2016/96120150/?siteID=je6NUbpObpQ-qwaI_Gbx_dC_wzlPHt0vqg

And last but definitely not least is the NOAA Beyond the Data post by Deke Arndt on the year in review, including floods, droughts, fires, La Nina and the Arctic.  You can read it at https://www.climate.gov/news-features/blogs/beyond-data/beyond-2016-year-review.