2018-03-01 09:13 #0 by: Evelina

Siberian winds are freezing Europe!

But what does this have to do with climate change?

"Even though the exact mechanisms that are driving the proliferation of storms are still unknown, the researchers say they believe climate change is likely to be blamed.

Storms that make temperatures rise in the Arctic can have the opposite impact in Europe, as they weaken the low-pressure zone known as “polar vortex” that usually keeps the icy air in the Arctic. Their impact can be felt in both places.

Scientists fear the record-low sea ice will speed the melting of the Arctic permafrost and polar ice caps, eventually leading to sea level rises across the globe, drowning many of the world’s most important cities.

This winter could be even worse, with almost a third of the Bering Sea’s ice cover vanishing within days." - The Washington Post