Do you think disappearing Arctic ice has little to do with your day-to-day life? Think again. As sea ice cover in the Arctic declines, extreme weather events around the world are increasing and affecting everything from the price of food to building styles, says a leading expert on the links between loss of Arctic ice and weird weather. Climate scientist Jennifer Francis of Rutgers University in New Jersey, who will give a free public lecture at the University of Victoria Tuesday night, said in an interview that the effects of disappearing Arctic sea ice are already being felt, including drought.
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