Is warming in the Arctic behind this year’s crazy winter weather?

Organization: Rutgers University

A new “hot” topic in climate change research is the notion that rapid warming and wholesale melting of the Arctic may be playing a role in causing persistent cold spells.
A report that came out of a stakeholder engagement process where the alliance sought to find climate preparedness gaps that could help inform adaptation policy in New Jersey.
How should scientists communicate climate risks to a skeptical public and how can policymakers plan for adaptation, mitigation and development in the face of uncertainty?   On March 28, 2012 researchers and communication experts gathered to discuss the connection between recent extreme weather events and climate change. The event, co-sponsored by the Rutgers Initiative on Climate...