Boston is suffering through what could end up being the hottest summer ever, and it could be a sign of things to come, according to new research.
Researchers say summer weather has become more persistent, whether it’s heavy rain or heat waves in North America, Europe, and parts of Asia. Their work on “summer weather stalling” suggests it is linked to the disproportionate warming of the Arctic due to the greenhouse effect.
Evidence is growing, researchers said, that because of that warming natural atmospheric circulation patterns are being distorted — and that’s affecting local and regional weather patterns. The study was published in the journal Nature Communications. (read more)
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