14 Mar '18, 12pm

Warmer Arctic Winters Linked to East Coast Winter Storms

Warmer Arctic Winters Linked to East Coast Winter Storms

Politicians can stop using cold winter weather as an excuse to deny global warming. A study published Tuesday in Nature Communications links warmer Arctic temperatures to colder, snowier winters in the eastern U.S. The research, conducted by scientists at Atmospheric and Environmental Research and Rutgers University-New Brunswick, concluded that extreme winters are two-to-four times more likely to occur on the East Coast when the Arctic is warmer than average. The maps show that warmer Arctic temperatures correlate with colder temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere. Nature Communications Arctic temperatures are also linked to colder winters in northern Europe and Asia, the study found. On the other hand, the western U.S. tends to see colder winters when the Arctic is also unusually cold. The results indicate that the winter of 2017-2018, which was the warmest on record fo...

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