“The reduction of ice in the Arctic Ocean due to global warming could explain the snowy and cold winters sharply in recent years in Europe and some other parts of the northern hemisphere,” says this article out of France.
“Since the ice extent dropped to a record level in 2007, heavy snowfall, much more abundant than normal were observed in vast areas of North America, continental Europe and China,” according to the article, published on February 27.
“During winters 2009-2010 and 2010-2011, the northern hemisphere recorded its second and third highest snowfall on record.”
Quoting Judith Curry, chair of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), the article goes on to say that the decrease of the ice cover on the Arctic Ocean in autumn “is linked to changes in atmospheric circulation in the northern hemisphere winter.”
Curry’s work is published in the online version of Annals of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) dated February 27, 2012.
There doesn’t seem to be any mention of what caused that decreasing ice cover in the Arctic Ocean in the first place.
I maintain, of course, that the decrease was caused by underwater volcanic activity, especially along the Gakkel Ridge.
The Gakkel ridge is a gigantic volcanic mountain chain stretching some 1,100 miles beneath the Arctic Ocean. With its 5,000 meter-high summits, Gakkel ridge is far mightier than the Alps.
In 2003, German-American researchers discovered more hydrothermal activity at the Gakkel Ridge than anyone ever imagined.
Thye found volcanic activity “dramatically” higher than expected. Hydrothermal hot springs on the seafloor were also far more abundant than predicted.
It’s not global warming, it’s ocean warming, caused by underwater volcanoes (which, in turn, can be attributed to the ice-age cycle).
Thanks to Pierre Demers for this link