New Studies on Arctic, Ice, and Jet Stream

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Readers of this blog are familiar with the increasing number of studies linking the drop in Arctic sea ice to extreme weather events in the temperate latitudes, ie where a lot of people live, work, and grow food.

Above, one of my most popular vids explains, with Jennifer Francis and Jeff Masters.

Washington Post:

Investigating the factors affecting ice melt in Greenland — one of the most rapidly changing places on Earth — is a major priority for climate scientists. And new research is revealing that there are a more complex set of variables affecting the ice sheet than experts had imagined. A recent set of scientific papers have proposed a critical connection between sharp declines in Arctic sea ice and changes in the atmosphere, which they say are not only affecting ice melt in Greenland, but also weather patterns all over the North Atlantic.

The new studies center on an atmospheric…

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