http://www.rawstory.com/2015/06/rap...-to-extreme-weather-changes-in-europe-and-us/The string of massive snowstorms and bone-chilling cold on the US east coast, as well as flooding in Britain and record temperatures in Europe, are linked to rapid ice loss in the Arctic, new research appears to confirm.
Our last 2 or 3 winters have been colder than normal with more snow. I thought it was more to do with the gulf stream slowing down but seems the effect on the jet stream caused by the melting may have more to do with it. It's going further south and staying much longer, getting stuck if you will, dumping lots of rain in one place or causing it to be dry. I guess really it could be a combination of both.
I can't say I mind the cooler summers but I hate the colder winters. However its going to play havoc on food production.