And their impact on global climate, GW implications NOAA Research on Twitter Twitter The atmosphere and Arctic sea ice: Who’s the dog, and who’s the tail? | NOAA Climate.gov "..In new research from across the pond in England, a team of scientists found that even though a lack of sea ice occurs at the same time as cold mid-latitude winters, it doesn’t cause those cold mid-latitude winters. In scientific jargon-ese, “correlation does NOT mean causation.” The real driver, they say, is an atmospheric circulation pattern across higher latitudes, which drives both low amounts of sea ice and the spilling of cold air into the mid-latitudes. But in order to come to that conclusion, the scientists first had to untangle those multiple, messy climate influencers. Untangling the options....."