severe winters.txt

Arctic Ice Melt Setting The Stage For Severe Winters

The recent shrinking of the Artic ice cap might lead to colder winters in the Northern hemisphere. Less ice cover means more light/heat will be absorbed by the darker sea surface. Artic warming establishes a small temperature gradient between the Artic and more southern regions. The reduced gradient results in less confinement of cold northern air. Circulating air patterns could bring fridget temperatures to Europe and North America.


Summary by:
Alan Detwiler, author of Thrivers In An Uncertain Future; bio at