Arctic Warming Linked to Fewer Harsh Winters and Cold Weather Extremes in the Northern Hemisphere

June 16, 2014 11:30 AM

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Arctic Warming Linked to Fewer Harsh Winters and Cold Weather Extremes in the Northern Hemisphere

It turns out that we may have to worry about fewer cold weather extremes in the coming years. Scientists have found that climate change is unlikely to lead to more days to extreme cold, similar to the ones that gripped the U.S. in an extreme deep freeze this past winter.

In the past, scientists have worried that climate change may cause extreme cold snaps that could greatly impact regions of Europe and the U.S. Yet it seems like Arctic amplification, which is the faster rate of warming occurring in this northern region in comparison to places further south, has actu...

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