News clips at a glance: December 13-January 2

Total: ~450 clips; $750,000 advertising value

Summary: A year-end review of 2018’s severe weather, cover crops and winter warming, and early predictions of hurricane season.

Notable clips

Climate change is magnifying natural disasters (CGD, Kevin Trenberth; COMET, Matthew Kelsch)

Washington Post

Extreme weather in 2018 was a raging, howling signal of climate change

Extreme rainfall is going to increase in the future (NCAR)

NPR

2018 Is Now The Wettest Year On Record For Washington And Other Cities

Winter cover crops may cause regional warming (CGD, Danica Lombardozzi, David Lawrence, and Gordon Bonan)

Daily Camera

NCAR study finds cover crops can heat up surrounding atmosphere

This study was picked up by several outlets.

Too early to accurately predict 2019 hurricane season (MMM, Chris Davis)

Palm Beach Post

Early forecast for 2019 hurricane season - two factors will dictate activity

Winter cloud seeding research explained (RAL, Roy Rasmussen and Lulin Xue)

Inverse

Scientists Are Trying to Change the Weather in Idaho to Save the World

Polar vortex could bring cold weather to North America (CGD, Jeff Kiehl)

USA Today

Polar vortex? Back in the day, we called it 'winter'

New research sheds new light on purported warming hiatus (CGD, John Fasullo)

Mashable

Scientists slam door on the alleged 'pause' in global warming

Indian Ocean drove climate disruptions during last ice age (CGD, Bette Otto-Bliesner)

The University of Texas News

Indian Ocean May Be More Disruptive to Tropical Climate Than Previously Believed

Social media highlights: An animation of the first 8 hours of the California Camp Fire, created by NCAR’s Janice Coen using the CAWFE modeling system, went viral across Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Approximately 34,000 people watched Coen’s animation across the three platforms.

Announcement Timing: 
Thursday, January 10, 2019 to Thursday, January 17, 2019

Posted by Ali Branscombe at ext. 8609, abran@ucar.edu

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