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Re: [Phys-L] Finally weather is claimed by climate.

A number of years ago, I read an article in Scientific American which claimed that for people on the east coast of the U.S. (and the west coast of Europe) global warming would not only result in warmer summers but colder winters. I'm hazy on remembering just why the winters got colder, but it had to do with the melting of the (north) polar ice cap which resulted in less reflected (and more absorbed?) sunlight in the arctic winter waters. Somehow, this warming of the arctic waters, in turn, caused the cold "polar vortex" winds to move further south instead of circling the arctic region resulting in colder east coast winters. Does anyone recall better what the argument was, and if climate scientists still think global warming could result not only in warmer summers but also colder winters here on the east coast?


Dr. Donald Polvani
Adjunct Faculty, Physics, Retired
Anne Arundel Community College
Arnold, MD 21012

-----Original Message-----
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LaMontagne, Bob
Sent: Monday, January 1, 2018 11:27 PM
Subject: Re: [Phys-L] Finally weather is claimed by climate.

After a week of record cold in New England, the guy who tweets seems to be
in the know 😊

Bob at PC