In the Shadow of Trump’s First Week, Climate Scientists Gather in Washington

Read the full story in Pacific Standard.

This winter’s persistent northern hemisphere weather pattern, characterized by a warm Arctic and cold continents, could be an indicator of how the rapid meltdown of Arctic sea ice will lead to more extreme winter conditions across North America and Eurasia.

The escalating warmth in the Arctic disrupts atmospheric circulation, with global ripple effects, “especially across the industrialized countries and population centers of the Northern Hemisphere,” according to some climate scientists meeting this week in Washington, D.C., at a conference about the connections between the Arctic and mid-latitude weather.

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