So if these two articles are any indication, apparently the arctic is what runs the earths thermometer. This first article I came across was originally published at the Sun-Sentinel via my local paper, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and is entitled “Arctic Ice May Help Alter Hurricane Paths” by Ken Kaye.
The other article I read today over at Yahoo! is via LiveScience and is entitled “Shrinking Arctic Sea Ice Means Scorching US Summers” by Becky Oskin. I have to say though, it’s a little hard to imagine those types of weather when there’s snow on the ground.