Australian heatwave and North American Polar Vortex related to Climate Change

North America is trapped in a polar Vortex that is affecting millions, while Australia is setting new records for extreme high temperatures.

Arctic like conditions at the northern United States as seen from space. Image Credit: NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory.

It’s easy to understand why the Aussie Outback is burning up because of Global Warming, but what about the extreme cold weather? How is that related to Climate Change?

Well, it turns out, that Warm Arctic episodes are linked with increased frequency of extreme winter weather in the United States as shown by this study, published in the top science journal, Nature.

Not only that, but the New York times is reporting that Polar Vortex Structures will be seen more often in the stratosphere due to climate change.

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