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the controversial link between epic storms and a warming arctic

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the controversial link between epic storms and a warming arctic

it’s that time of the year again, when massive winter stormslash the eastern united states and your uncle posts on facebook about how it proves climate change is a hoax. after all, why would you still need a good coat on a warming planet?the fallacy is, of course, that weather is not the same as climate—though the two are intertwined in sometimes surprising ways. and one controversial theory argues that weirdly enough, it’s a warming arctic that’s causing extreme winter weather in the eastern us. a new study out today in nature communications purports to bolster that argument, but the idea has sharply divided climate scientists. arguing aside, though, the debate might be great for public understanding of climate change.learn moreth...