The “Arctic Paradox” was coined during recent winters when speculations arose that the dramatic changes in the Arctic may be linked to severe snowstorms and cold temperatures in mid-latitudes, particularly along the U.S. east coast and in Europe.
Recent studies have illuminated these linkages. Evidence is presented for a physical mechanism connecting Arctic Amplification — the enhanced warming in high northern latitudes relative to the northern hemisphere — with the frequency and intensity of several types of extreme weather events in mid-latitudes, such as droughts, floods, heat waves, and cold spells.
- Linking Weird Weather to Rapid Warming of the Arctic
- Evidence linking Arctic amplification to extreme weather in mid-latitudes
- Arctic Paradox: Warmer Arctic May Mean Cold Blasts for Some
- Global Warming changes the Jet Stream, cause of more Extreme Weather
- Arctic Death Spiral: How It Favors Extreme, Prolonged Weather Events ‘Such As Drought, Flooding, Cold Spells And Heat Waves’