Is Warming Arctic Behind Our Heat Waves?

Nature World News: That's at least according to a study recently published in the journal Science, which details how Arctic warming is essentially putting the brakes on atmospheric circulation in mid-latitudes, leaving North America and Europe with uncharacteristically strong heat waves. For instance, in 2003, west Europe was slammed with a wave that was associated with the deaths of nearly 70,000 people (heat stroke, wild fires, etc). In 2010, Russia was then affected by one that lasted a stunning six weeks, grave......

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