The extreme cold snap that left millions of Americans without power in Texas last winter appears to have become more probable as Arctic sea ice melts thousands of miles apart, according to a study.

In this case, the atmospheric waves carried the impact of climate change in the Arctic across parts of North America and Asia.

The Texas February 2021 cold snap is a poster child “for the link between a changing Arctic and cooler latitudes, said climate scientist Jennifer Francis, of the Woodwell Climate Science Center on Cape Cod, who co-founded Arctic Connecting Theory but wasn ‘t part of Cohen’s research.

In this case, big shifts in the Arctic are not only a local problem. They have a profound impact throughout North America and parts of Asia.

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Over the past three decades, the Arctic region has seen some of the world’s biggest climate change events, including rapidly rising temperatures, melting sea ice, decreasing spring snow cover and more and more snowfall last autumn.

Atmospheric science

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Woodwell Climate Research Center

Woodwell Climate Research Center, formerly known as the Woods Hole Research Center until August 2020, is a scientific research organization that studies climate change impacts and solutions. (wikipedia)

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Arctic sea ice decline

The Arctic sea ice decline has occurred in recent decades by sea ice in the Arctic Ocean melting faster than it refreezes in the winter. (wikipedia)

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