“When it comes to the global climate, what happens in the Arctic does not stay in the Arctic. The latest proof comes in new research connecting the unusually brutal winter of 2014–15 along the East Coast of North America to rapidly vanishing summer sea ice on the western side of the Arctic Ocean.” Emily J. Gertz Take Part’s Assoiciate editor for environment and wildlife
The rapidly melting Arctic sea ice during summer will be the driver of extreme bitter winter cold in the world’s lower latitudes for decades to come.
Take Part reports on a new study published Monday by the journal Nature Geoscience. The study concludes that growing scientific evidence on these record breaking extremes that the Northeast experienced last winter “have not been a pause in the advance of human-driven climate change but a result of it.”