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15 April 2017

How the Disappearing Arctic Ice is Already Changing Your Weather

How the Disappearing Arctic Ice is Already Changing Your Weather

It’s called Arctic Amplification and it’s easy to understand. As the snow and ice disappearĀ in the high latitudes, what was once bright and reflective, is now dark and warmer. Warmer because the solar energy it used to reflect is being absorbed, and this warming is not just a prediction, it’s been measured. The high latitudes are warming dramatically more than the tropicalĀ oceans. But, how is this affecting our daily weather? …

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