Snow chaos in Europe caused by melting sea-ice in the Arctic

The Extinction Chronicles

https://phys.org/news/2021-04-chaos-europe-sea-ice-arctic.html

by Maja Sojtaric, UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Snow chaos in Europe caused by melting sea-ice in the Arctic
The Finnish Meteorological Institute’s observation station used in the study, Pallas National Park, Arctic Finland. Credit: Jeff Welker

They are diligently stoking thousands of bonfires on the ground close to their crops, but the French winemakers are fighting a losing battle. An above-average warm spell at the end of March has been followed by days of extreme frost, destroying the vines with losses amounting to 90 percent above average. The image of the struggle may well be the most depressingly beautiful illustration of the complexities and unpredictability of global climate warming. It is also an agricultural disaster from Bordeaux to Champagne.https://e1ac7464d9e81ce2033a0fae7f811a32.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html

It is the loss of the Arctic sea-ice due toclimatewarming that has, somewhat paradoxically, been implicated with severe cold and snowy mid-latitude winters.

“Climate change doesn’t always manifest in the most obvious ways. It’s easy to extrapolate…

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