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Warm Arctic Brews Severe Winters From U.S. to Asia, Study Says

  • Artic air flows play `central role' in locking in bad weather
  • Second study finds more risk from storms to Tampa, Australia
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A Brief History of Global Warming

Here’s a climate twist: If your winter has been brutally cold in Tokyo or Toledo in recent years, you can thank global warming in the Arctic, a new study suggests.

Rising temperatures in the waters north of Russia and Alaska are changing atmospheric circulation patterns and may play a “central role” in record-breaking winters that have hit East Asia and North America, researchers from South Korea and the U.K. wrote in a study published Monday in the journal Nature Geoscience.