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Study: Warmer Arctic led to killer cold in Texas, much of US

Warming of the Arctic caused by climate change has increased the number of polar vortex outbreaks, when frigid air from the far north bathes the central and eastern United States in killer cold, a study finds.

09/03/21
                                                               
BBC

Climate change: Arctic warming linked to colder winters

By Matt McGrath Photo: Getty Images

A new study shows that increases in extreme winter weather in parts of the US are linked to accelerated warming of the Arctic. The scientists found that heating in the region ultimately disturbed the circular pattern of winds known as the polar vortex. This allowed colder winter weather to flow down to the US, notably in the Texas cold wave in February. The authors say that warming will see more cold winters in some locations.

09/03/21
                                                               

How Melting Arctic Sea Ice Caused $90 Billion Texas Freeze

By Laura Millan Lombrana Photo: Thomas Ryan Allison/Bloomberg

The rapid melting of sea ice in some parts of the Arctic could unleash phenomena that result in extraordinary North American cold spells, scientists have found — including the one that paralyzed Texas in February, causing an estimated $90 billion in losses.

09/02/21
                                                               

Study: Warmer Arctic Led to Killer Cold in Texas, Much of US

By Associated Press Photo: Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP

Warming of the Arctic caused by climate change has increased the number of polar vortex outbreaks, when frigid air from the far north bathes the central and eastern United States in killer cold, a study finds.

09/02/21