Reduction in Arctic sea ice 'could be cause of strange weather' - Telegraph
A reduction of sea ice in the Arctic could be responsible for the “strange” weather we have seen in recent years, a climate change expert has suggested.
Speaking ahead of a meeting today to discuss the unusual seasons, Professor Sir Brian Hoskins said if this was the case it would imply that the pumping out of greenhouse gases was to blame.
He told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “If we find that the sea ice reduction in the Arctic was one of the major causes, then that’s strongly affected by what we’re doing with putting greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.”
However it is also possible that the strange weather is simply random, in which case it might be possible to predict it in future, he said.
Sir Brian, director of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change at Imperial College, London, will be among at least 20 leading climate and meteorological experts from around Britain