A melting Arctic and weird weather: the plot thickens

Weather Weirding

Language carries so many connotations: Climate skeptic or denier? Global warming or climate change? The recent deep freeze may make people receptive to possible explanations about weather patterns, may allow people to look under the labels for some information. In her article, “A melting Arctic and weird weather: the plot thickens,” Rutgers Professor Jennifer Francis offers a look at the jet stream — both the knowns and unknowns:

The jet stream is a dastardly complex creature, and figuring out what makes it tick has challenged atmospheric scientists since it was discovered about 75 years ago. Even more elusive is figuring out how climate change will affect it

Her article appears in The Conversation, a collaboration between journalists and academics.