From the NY Times - more bad news, but not unexpected. I crossed Lake Champlain on the ferry last week - not a sign of ice on the big lake. I believe this will make 11 out of the last 13 years that the lake doesn't freeze.
NASA report: Last 10 years were warmest on record
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration released figures on Thursday that indicated that 2005 was the warmest since record keeping began in 1880, and 2009 was the second warmest.
New York Times ; Jan. 22