2012, Less Arctic Ice= more cold. 2014 =opposite

Settled Science Update:

Jun 06, 2012
❝ (Phys.org) — The dramatic melt-off of Arctic sea ice due to climate change is hitting closer to home than millions of Americans might think. That’s because melting Arctic sea ice can trigger a domino effect leading to increased odds of severe winter weather outbreaks in the Northern Hemisphere’s middle latitudes — think the “Snowmageddon” storm that hamstrung Washington, D.C., during February 2010.❞

link: http://phys.org/news/2012-06-arctic-ice-stage-cold-weather.html#nRlv

Jun 15, 2014
❝ (Phys.org) — Climate change is unlikely to lead to more days of extreme cold, similar to those that gripped the USA in a deep freeze last winter, new research has shown.❞

link: http://phys.org/news/2014-06-arctic-linked-european-cold-weather.html
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fwiw, the 2012 link was at the foot of the 2014 link