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...
The severe cold experienced in 2009 and 2010 could become a feature of northern hemisphere winters.
International scientists have some bad news for those wondering when global warming will kick in during Canadian winters.
"The world is getting warmer, which should mean warmer winters - right? Wrong - a new study shows that global warming produces colder winters and heavier dumps of snow for large swathes of the northern hemisphere."
Heating is a cause of severe winters in the North (Portuguese)
AER research explaining the variability of the climate system in the Northern Hemisphere, is published in Environmental Research Letters, and featured in today's press release by IOP Publishing (Institute of Physics).