Expect more frequent extreme cold (and hot) weather.

Climate scientist and leading expert on Arctic climate change, Jennifer Francis, says that while she would not attribute the recent cold that griped the US to global warming, it is consistent with what she expects from global warming. I spoke with Francis this weekend about the connections she sees between weather, the jet stream, and climate change.In many respects “the jet stream really is what creates our weather” here in North America, she said, adding that there’s a “very amplified pattern to the jet stream” right now, “meaning that it’s taking these huge swings northward and southward. More…

 

Source: A greener life, a greener world

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