Posted on March 5, 2012 | 64 Comments
by Judith Curry
Liu, Curry et al. have a new paper published in PNAS entitled “Impact of Declining Arctic Sea Ice on Winter Snowfall.”
We conclude that the recent decline of Arctic sea ice has played a critical role in recent cold and snowy winters.
Judith is great, but this study simply doesn’t hold water. The snowiest two year period on record (1978-1979) also had the peak Arctic sea ice of the last century. There is no correlation between sea ice extent and winter snow extent.
h/t to Marc Morano