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Posted on June 5th, 2018

Apollo News Snippets – June 2018

The April 2018 temperature departure map shows far more red than blue – with pockets of record warmth over most of the continents including Africa, Australia, Europe and South America.
  • The April 2018 NOAA global climate report is out and the warming trend continues as you might expect. Record warmth dominated Australia, central Europe, eastern Russia and southern South America with temperatures 5.4 degrees Fahrenheit (3 degrees Celsius) or more above typical April conditions. April 2018 was the third hottest April on record behind only 2016 and 2017. The only marked pocket of cooler than average or record cold was found over the central portion of North America. Do you think this will spur the Trump Administration to move on climate change policies? We think not!
  • On June 9, 1898, the British signed a 99-year lease for Hong Kong and in honor of the event, my Google search of the month was, “GIS and Hong Kong.” If you look through the various results you might find, there is this gem of a paper by Annie Chan where she applies GIS techniques to support a more efficient national census – which she claims is the first time the software package has been used this way!

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