October 19, 2021
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Missing Arctic ice fueled the “Beast of the East” winter storm

Enlarge / Picking up moisture from the ice-free sea, a storm builds and heads towards Europe.NASAExtreme weather has become the new normal—whether it’s precipitation, drought, wind, heat, or cold. The question of how the ever-shrinking layer of Arctic sea ice has contributed to any of these changes has prompted some lively discussion over the past ...