Jennifer Francis: Crazy Weather and the Arctic Meltdown


New England Aquarium
Published on Mar 8, 2018

Jennifer Francis, Ph.D., Research Professor I, Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University, speaks about the question on everyone’s minds: why is the weather so crazy? And is it related to climate change? In this presentation, Dr. Francis will explain new research that links increasing extreme weather events with the rapidly warming and melting Arctic during recent decades. Evidence suggests that Arctic warming is causing weather patterns to become more persistent, which can lead to extremes such as droughts, cold spells, heat waves, and some flooding events.

Learn about future free lectures at the New England Aquarium at http://www.neaq.org/aquariumlectures

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