During the winter, the melting Arctic is like opening the refrigerator door . . .

The refrigerator gets warmer, and the room (the lower latitudes) get colder.

The cold winters of late might be a climate change rather than random variability.  The explanation would be the weakening of the cyclonic winds that keep the extreme cold penned into the high latitudes.

Cold Jumps Arctic ‘Fence,’ Stoking Winter’s Fury. By Justin Gillis.
New York Times.

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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is President of the Western Watersheds Project.

One Response to Cold Jumps Arctic ‘Fence,’ Stoking Winter’s Fury

  1. avatar Cody Coyote says:

    Since my previous post on this topic might have gone over the heads of some,,,the Global Climate Oscillation thing…Entropy and the 2nd law of Thermodynamics …etc , I’ll scrunch it down to a Frank Lutz-like political word gulp:

    Global Weirding.

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