It is easy to think and accept that hot summers are a result of global warming but how about cold winters caused by the same factor? Recent research has revealed that cold winters are also a result of global warming.

Global warming causes cold winters

Global warming causes cold winters

With climate skeptics saying that global warming is not affecting the world too much as there are still icy winters, new research has revealed that long winters with a lot of snowfall are also a result of global warming, much to the astonishment of the world. The cold winters in Britain and Europe recently have seemingly undermined the notion that global warming is affecting the world adversely.

However, scientists have conducted a research recently which brought to light the fact that the short term effects of weather in a particular region with long term climate change and cold winters that are a direct result of it are not of much importance. The new research says that both ideas namely icy weather being an evidence of change but counterintuitively reinforces global warming rather than the vice versa.

Tokyo University and Japan’s national Institute of Polar Research conducted a research and published the result in its current issue of the journal Nature Geoscience and it has linked cold winters with a rapid decline of Arctic sea ice which is caused by increase in temperatures in the past ten years.

It is also the most comprehensive computer modeling study on global warming prepared until now and it says that the risk of severe winters in Europe and Northern Asia has increased twice as much as it was in the past and it is the result of the change in climate.

The report explains that it is a reaction to the melting of ice and exposing open water which absorbs more heat and turning the jet stream weaker which in turn slows down and meanders causing weather systems to be stuck in a single place with a blocking pattern pulling cold Arctic air to those areas thereby making winters long.