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For professional sports, climate change could create a whole new ball game

Research shows cold weather affects sports equipment, as well as athletic performance. If extreme cold weather becomes more common, how will it affect the future of professional sports?
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Derrick Z. Jackson: Why cold weather isn't the 'gotcha!' climate change deniers think it is

It’s important to remember that the cold snap is, for many of us, just a moment of discomfort, while climate change is a long-term disaster.
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How a predicted polar-vortex disruption could spur winter’s revenge

Forecasters are watching changes in the stratosphere that could trigger a shake-up in the mild weather pattern over the Eastern U.S. and Europe.
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Is climate change affecting the polar vortex?

In 2021, a cold wave swept across the U.S., bringing freezing temperatures as far south as Texas. Millions of people lost power, and hundreds died. Yale Climate Connections meteorologist Bob Henson says this cold wave was caused by disruptions to the polar vortex.

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‘Polar vortex’ got you baffled? Try this extreme-weather guide

A handy explanation of some of the newer climatological verbiage.
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What is the polar vortex? And other cold-weather climate questions

As much of the United States plunges into a deep freeze, scientists continue to debate how rapid Arctic warming is playing a role.
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The Texas fiasco makes the case for creating a national power grid

Connecting America's regional grids, albeit pricey and difficult, could help usher in the future of energy.
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