Arctic warming won’t increase extreme cold

Global warming won’t increase the number of extreme cold days according to new research from the University of Exeter. The study disproves the hypothesis that climate change will lead to more days of extreme cold in parts of the Northern Hemisphere.

The Arctic is warming at a faster rate than places further south, in a phenomenon called “Arctic amplification”, which had been held responsible for the extreme days of cold weather in parts of North America and Europe last winter.

The new research suggests that Arctic amplification will in fact lead to less weather variability overall, and warmer temperatures on average.

Read more at University of Exeter