Don't blame brutal winters on climate change: study

March 30, 2015 3:53 PM

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Don't blame brutal winters on climate change: study

Sure, the last two winters have been bitterly cold—but scientists in Zurich and California say this has nothing to do with climate change. In fact, they say extreme cold snaps will become rarer as the climate continues to warm, Eureka Alert reports.

The argument goes like this: The Arctic has been warming for decades, and temperatures in mid-latitudes (or temperate zones, where most of us live) vary less often when there's less temperature difference between the tropics and the poles.

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