Tag Archive for 'Arctic Oscillation'

Current loss of Arctic sea ice mostly caused by human activity

July 26th, 2012 by University of Reading

Natural climate variations could explain up to 30% of the loss in Arctic sea ice since the 1970s, scientists have found. Sea ice coverage at the North Pole has shrunk dramatically over the past 40 years. The ice is now more than a third smaller each September following the summer melt than it was in […]

Union of Concerned Scientists finds that climate change makes major snowstorms more likely

March 5th, 2011 by Union of Concerned Scientists

Global warming is “loading the dice” to increase the frequency of record-setting snowstorms like those that have pounded the United States and Europe the past two winters, according to scientists participating in a telephone press conference held on 1 March 2011 by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). “Heavy snowstorms are not inconsistent with a […]