Shrinking Arctic Sea Ice Means Scorching US Summers

LiveScience: Thirty years of shrinking Arctic sea ice has boosted extreme summer weather, including heat waves and drought, in the United States and elsewhere, according to a study published today (Dec. 8) in the journal Nature Climate Change. The new study -- based on satellite tracking of sea ice, snow cover and weather trends since 1979 -- links the Arctic's warming climate to shifting weather patterns in the Northern Hemisphere's midlatitudes. "The results of our new study provide further support and......

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