Tom Nelson 
Dec 17, 2010
This warm Arctic-cold continents pattern is likened to leaving the refrigerator door open. The room gets colder but the fridge warms up.
And as the globe continues to warm, we in DC and our counterparts in London might just need to get used to frigid winters.
Eric Haxthausen is director of U.S. Climate Policy for The Nature Conservancy.
There is no doubt in my mind that this is due to the milder winters caused by global warming,” he said.