Rapidly warming Arctic may be causing polar-vortex winter

Toronto Star: The rapidly warming Arctic may be behind persistent weather patterns half a world away, including our polar-vortex winter, the U.K.’s relentless rain, and droughts in the American southwest, according to a “controversial” new theory. Persistent weather isn’t just annoying, as the months-long, life-numbing chill has been. It can also be destructive. “If it doesn’t rain for a few days, no big deal. But if it goes on for weeks, it becomes a big deal,” said Jennifer Francis, a Rutgers University......

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