Loss of Arctic sea ice is stacking the deck in favor of harsh winter weather in the U.S. and Europe
Bill McKibben, co-founder of 350.org, made a comment the other day that really captured the essence of the monster hybrid storm, Hurricane Sandy: "This thing is stitched together from elements (both) natural and unnatural." Most elements of this storm have indeed been observed in the past without any need for invoking global climate change as a causative agent.
An ancient substance of steadily widening utility, it is still poorly understood. It may be regarded as both an undercooled liquid and as an inorganic polymer with a highly cross-linked structure