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Kelly McCusker

Research Associate, Rhodium Group and Climate Impact Lab

Expertise: Arctic climate, Arctic/mid-lat linkages, Sea ice, Climate modeling

Washington Post article accurately discusses warm Arctic weather event

“This article accurately describes the Arctic warming event and associated surprise by scientists, includes multiple explanations for possible causes, and does not overstate any connections to climate change, pointing out that more data is needed to know if these above-freezing events will be a new Arctic normal.”

Conservative Tribune post falsely claims cancelled Arctic research cruise is evidence against climate change

“Repeating a version of a debunked argument against climate change science, this biased and misleading political article states that the cancellation of an Arctic research cruise due to increased sea ice at one time and in one region proves climate scientists don’t know anything about climate change over 100 years, which is patently false.”