Arctic Meltdown: Why It Matters To Us

Arctic Meltdown: Why It Matters To Us

Dr. Jennifer Francis, an atmospheric scientist studying Arctic weather and climate, explains how increasing extreme weather events are connected with the rapidly warming and melting Arctic during recent decades.

Dr. Francis is joined in conversation by Dr. Heather Goldstone, journalist and scientist overseeing Woodwell Climate Research Center’s communications. The two discuss the evidence that suggests how Arctic warming is causing weather patterns to become more persistent, which can lead to extremes such as prolonged droughts, cold spells, heat waves, snowy winters, and flooding events.

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