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Stephen Vavrus

Senior Scientist, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Expertise: Polar climate, Extreme weather, Origin of climate change

Analysis of "Arctic ice melt 'already affecting weather patterns where you live right now'"

“The article nicely introduces some of the emerging science linking Arctic climate change to extreme weather at lower latitudes. There are no major inaccuracies and the author has sought expert comment form several prominent scientists. However, the article fails to fully capture the large uncertainty about how Arctic warming may influence weather in places further south and how big this effect might be.”