Thursday, July 20, 2017

Why a Warming Arctic May Be Causing Colder U.S. Winters

Why a Warming Arctic May Be Causing Colder U.S. Winters

When a U.S. Republican senator threw a snowball onto the Senate floor in late February of 2015, he used it to underscore his belief that human-made climate change was an alarmist conclusion. The snowball had been rolled from the Capitol grounds in Washington D.C., which, at the time, was experiencing an uncharacteristically cold winter.


If global warming was real, he posited, how could the nation's capital experience such severe cold?


Uncharacteristically cold winters, however, just might be one of the most hard felt effects of climate change, according to a study published in Nature Geoscience by a team of researchers.


The study found that unusually cold temperatures in northern North America and lower precipitation in the south central U.S. all coincided with periods of warmer Arctic weather.


Full story at http://bit.ly/2uLpYzl


Source: National Geographic


Tweet This Story

 

 

 

Donation:
If you appreciate the things I share, consider making a contribution
no matter how small via PayPal or with TransferWise (EUR).
If you use Bitcoin you can send donations to my Bitcoin Wallet:
12pAsyMdZoTHPvkiRAZiuQhC8bF4DLbYpQ

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.