2015 Storm Juno & Thirty-five Years of Arctic Warming. Theodore G. Shepherd, University of Reading. @UniRdg_Met

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2015 Storm Juno & Thirty-five Years of Arctic Warming. Theodore G. Shepherd, University of Reading. @UniRdg_Met

Effects of a warming Arctic Theodore G. Shepherd Author Affiliations Email: theodore.shepherd@reading.ac.uk Science 02 Sep 2016: Vol. 353, Issue 6303, pp. 989-990 DOI: 10.1126/science.aag2349

Recent years have seen a series of unusually cold winters in northern mid-latitudes, including the eastern United States, where they have been accompanied by extremely heavy snowfalls. Some atmospheric scientists have argued that such cold events may be associated with the rapid warming of the Arctic that has been observed over recent decades and that is manifested in the precipitous decline of Arctic sea-ice extent since the early 1990s. Others have argued that the cold events merely reflect the chaotic variability of the climate system and are becoming less likely under climate change. How can different atmospheric scientists come to such different conclusions from the same data?

http://science.sciencemag.org/content/353/6303/989