Low levels of Arctic sea ice contribute to changing weather

03/25/2013 | Guardian (London), The

Diminishing levels of Arctic sea ice are contributing to the weather changes occurring in the northern hemisphere, scientists say. The jet stream is affected by the loss of sea ice, resulting in extreme weather. "With more solar energy going into the Arctic Ocean because of lost ice, there is reason to expect more extreme weather events, such as heavy snowfall, heat waves, and flooding in North America and Europe," U.S. researchers said.

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