Extreme temperature spikes such as this one have occurred multiple times in the past two winters, whereas they only previously occurred once or twice per decade in historical records according to research published in the journal Nature.
As Mashable science writer Andrew Freedman put it: “Something is very, very wrong with the Arctic climate.”
Source: It’s about 50 degrees warmer than normal near the North Pole, yet again – The Washington Post
As someone that follows the science, I definitely understand the difference between weather and climate. However, it takes climate change to create aberrations this extreme, this often.
This is all very real. It is unfortunate that many of our elected representatives don’t agree with the science.