Arctic Ice Melt Seen Doubling Risk of Harsh Winter in EU

Posted by Mike Confino, October 26, 2014

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The decline in Arctic sea ice has doubled the chance of severe winters in Europe and Asia in the past decade, according to researchers in Japan.

Sea-ice melt in the Arctic, Barents and Kara seas since 2004 has made more than twice as likely atmospheric circulations that suck cold Arctic air to Europe and Asia, a group of Japanese researchers led by the University of Tokyo’s Masato Mori said in a study published yesterday in Nature Geoscience.

via Arctic Ice Melt Seen Doubling Risk of Harsh Winter in EU – Bloomberg.

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