Dr Beatriz Monge-Sanz

Commentary: Dr Beatriz Monge-Sanz

Climate physics
Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics

Dr Beatriz Monge-Sanz explores links between global warming and an increase in the frequency and intensity of cold spells in The Conversation.

Global warming caused by increased concentrations of greenhouse gases is already affecting our lives. Scorching summers, more intense heatwaves, longer drought periods, more extended floods, and wilder wildfires are consequences linked to this warming.

One less obvious consequence of global warming is also getting growing attention from scientists: a potential increase in the intensity and frequency of winter cold snaps in the northern hemisphere.