Temperatures in northern Europe and parts of the United States are currently colder than average – see these articles from The Independant, Der Spiegel and the Washington Post. Given this, one can reasonably ask :
Did the record Arctic melt triggered this cold winter ? To climatologists, it seems likely as previous studies have shown. This brilliant post sums up the current research on the latest climatology studies.
I wrote about this possibility at least twice : Freezing temperatures are due to global warming and Global warming may mean colder winters.