Wacky Weather and Disappearing Arctic Sea Ice: Are They Connected?

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 10:00 AM AKDT
Speaking: 
Jennifer Francis, Rutgers University

Jennifer Francis, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University
 
Extreme weather events are increasing in frequency and intensity all around the northern hemisphere. During recent years Alaska has experienced severe flooding, record-breaking snowfall, extensive summer forest fires, and strong autumn storms. This presentation will discuss new research that points to climate change as a culprit in fueling the increase in extreme weather.
 
CBC News Coverage: Alaska storms could be linked to loss of Arctic sea ice

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