Jan 25, 2016

The surprising way that climate change could worsen East Coast blizzards like Jonas

Greenland
by
Chris Mooney
,
Washington Post
Image: NOAA
Image: NOAA

As the East Coast digs out from the enormous snowfalls of Winter Storm Jonas, a prominent climate scientist has drawn a provocative connection between the storm, warm ocean temperatures off the U.S. and a slowdown of ocean circulation in the North Atlantic that may also be behind a much discussed cold ‘blob‘ to the southeast of Greenland.