What’s with all the snow? How climate change could bring colder winters for the UK…

Do our recent icy winters indicate that the climate change story is wrong? It seems more likely to be the latter, as the stories below indicate. Thanks to the Campaign for Climate Change for sharing these links…

A warmer Arctic climate is influencing the air pressure at the North Pole and shifting wind patterns on our planet. We can expect more cold and snowy winters in Europe, eastern Asia and eastern North America. Full story: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/06/100611093710.htm

The overall warming of Earth’s northern half could result in cold winters, new research shows. The shrinking of sea-ice in the eastern Arctic causes some regional heating of the lower levels of air — which may lead to strong anomalies in atmospheric airstreams, triggering an overall cooling of the northern continents, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Geophysical Research. Full story: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/11/101117114028.htm

One response to “What’s with all the snow? How climate change could bring colder winters for the UK…

  1. Michael Sackin

    The warming in the Arctic was all too alarmingly highlighted in a piece about an indigenous community in N.Greenland. Hitherto there’s been open sea just from July to September. The rest of the year they hunt from the sea ice. This year they still can’t hunt, even in early December, because the ice is still too thin:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/programmes/2009/03/000000_outlook.shtml

    The relevant bit starts about 7 min 30 sec into the 8 min 34 sec interview. I call it scary.

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