The yellow line shows the average minimum of the Arctic ice cap for the past decade. As global warming eats away at our planetary thermal shield, the exposed darker seawater absorbs more heat, changing air circulation and stalling frigid Arctic weather systems over surrounding lands, resulting in more frigid winters more often in Europe and Asia.
Cold Winters in Europe, Asia Linked to Sea Ice Decline reports Andrea Thompson at Climate Central.
As ice melts away under continued global warming, the expanding areas of darker seawater absorb more heat, changing the atmospheric pressure above them.
This leads to stalled weather systems, which can lock in frigid air weather longer over lands, chilling them even further. Time to invest in down booties – and clean energy!
OO Frost Free Seasons Are Lengthening
OO Climate Change And Rising Violence Are Linked say 55 scientific studies.
OO Tornado Days Decrease,
But Number Per Day Rises
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