25 March 2013 - Guardian Environment, John Vidal
Climate scientists have linked the massive snowstorms and bitter spring weather now being experienced across Britain and large parts of Europe and North America to the dramatic loss of Arctic sea ice.
Melting sea ice, exposing huge parts of the ocean to the atmosphere, explains extreme weather both hot and cold. Arctic ice loss adds heat to the ocean and atmosphere which shifts the position of the jet stream, which affects weather in the northern hemisphere.
"The sea ice is going rapidly. It's 80% less than it was just 30 years ago. There has been a dramatic loss. This is a symptom of global warming and it contributes to enhanced warming of the Arctic," said Jennifer Francis, research professor with the Rutgers Institute of Coastal and Marine Science.... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/25/frozen-spring-arctic-sea-ice-loss
March 26, 3013 - Climate Central
ARCTIC ICE HITS ANNUAL MAX AND IT'S 6th LOWEST ON RECORD - ALL IN LAST DECADE http://www.climatecentral.org/news/arctic-ice-hits-annual-max-may-be-tied-to-cold-snowy-march-15782http://ow.ly/jrSYp
VIDEO REPORT Democracy Now May 13, 2013
"The Hockey Stick & the Climate Wars", Prof. Michael Mann
CLIMATE TIPPING POINT? CONCENTRATION OF CARBON DIOXIDE TOPS 400 PPM FOR FIRST TIME IN HUMAN HISTORY http://www.democracynow.org/2013/5/13/climate_tipping_point_concentration_of_carbon