Energy execs sceptical about legislation: Energy industry executives are skeptical that the incoming Democratic Congress will pass the sort of sweeping climate change legislation being promoted by the incoming chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Barbara Boxer. US News & World Report 

New data on climate change: New Zealand scientists working in Antarctica say they’re finding evidence of major changes to the continent when greenhouse gas levels were lower than they are today. Radio New Zealand

Global warming big in NY:  Global warming has emerged as a top New York environmental issue, with accumulated scientific data showing a hotter atmosphere and projecting more radical changes over the next century from automobile and power plant emissions, according to a report issued Wednesday. PhysOrg

Gulf Stream slowed in Little Ice Age: A slowing of the Gulf Stream – the Atlantic Ocean’s massive warm-water current – may have been responsible for a minor ice age that occurred between 1200 and 1850 C.E. If true, the finding could have implications for tracking future climate change in the northern hemisphere. Science Now

US climate change lawsuit part of wider trend: An environmental case to be heard by the US Supreme Court on Wednesday is the latest in a growing number of legal disputes linked to climate change around the world.  Reuters

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