Warm Pacific may paradoxically cause U.S. winter freeze

May 22, 2014 8:00 PM

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Warm Pacific may paradoxically cause U.S. winter freeze

Unusually warm western Pacific waters linked to global warming may be the paradoxical cause of a bone-chilling winter in parts of the United States this year, a scientific study said on Thursday.

The theory contrasts with other experts' views, including that the freeze was simply a freaknatural event or that it was linked to a thawing of the Arctic in recent years that sent a blast of cold air south.

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