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"Atmospheric and Environmental Research also factored dry soil into its forecast, said AER’s Judah Cohen, who bucked conventional wisdom and forecast a mild winter of 2011-12. He’s going his own way again, calling for a warmer-than-normal summer in much of the nation, including the Northeast corridor."
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"Cohen et al. ... they show that warming has continued apace and that the seeming slowdown in the upward march of global annual average temperatures is a reflection of marked seasonal differences: Only in the winter has it not gotten warmer."
"Cohen's research is cutting edge and could bring important improvements to forecasting climate and weather over North America and Europe," says Patzert. "Cohen and others are on the threshold of understanding of how climate change affects the behavior of the Arctic Oscillation."--NASA climatologist Bill Patzert of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory
"I do think our weather and Europe's weather are tied together," he [Dr. Judah Cohen] said.
"Three cold European winters on the trot, and a faltering in the long term rise in global average temperatures - signs for some that something is wrong with climate science. Not so for forecaster Judah Cohen." --BBC Radio 4
“Sometimes, [scientists] even get it right. One company, Atmospheric and Environmental Research, actually did call for a mild winter in the East."
"I would say things are going pretty well over this winter. It's not over yet," Judah Cohen
Arctic warming may actually be keeping winters cold for now, while raising temperatures in the other three seasons.
"With much attention on the effects of global warming on the climate system, the recent severe winter weather has heightened global warming scepticism among the general public. Analysis of the most recent observational and modelling data supports links between strong regional cooling trends in the winter and warming trends in...
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