climate change could trigger an increase in 'weather whiplash'


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"Science hit of the day - climate change could trigger an increase in 'weather whiplash', wild-swings from freezing cold to spring-like warmth over a short period of time for example due to the movement of the polar vortex as a result of the warming Arctic. Between background climate warming, heat waves and the cold bursts from the polar vortex, "we have kind of this tug of war, kind of offsetting or conflicting factors or forcings, that's leading to this volatility in the weather," said Judah Cohen, a climatologist and director of seasonal forecasting at the analytics firm Atmospheric and Environmental Research."