Extremes become routine in an emerging new Arctic

Source: Nature.com

Nature Climate Change, Published online: 14 September 2020; doi:10.1038/s41558-020-0892-z

The short observational record makes it difficult to gauge how unprecedented recent Arctic warming is. A multi-model large ensemble estimates a new Arctic climate has emerged for sea-ice extent. As the Arctic shifts from a primarily frozen state, temperature and precipitation follow within decades.