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01/07/2014 12:54 PM     print story email story  

Freezing Cold, Go Back to the Arctic Where You Belong! News

While Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, Donald Trump, Jim DeMint and other famous climate change-deniers have a laugh over their triumph over global warming, the rest of us are freezing and wondering what's going on.

People asked the same question two years ago when most of the US was crushed under the deepest snow seen in decades.

The quick, easy answers to those who think it can't be cold and snowy if the planet is warming are: "weather is not climate"; and climate change is a world-wide phenomenon, not a local one - it's summer in the Southern Hemisphere right now and Australia is withering in 120 degree heat. 

But the reality is much deeper than these superficial observations.

Climate Change Arctic Vortex 2014

“As the Earth gets warmer and more moisture gets absorbed into the atmosphere, we are steadily loading the dice in favor of more extreme storms in all seasons, capable of causing greater impacts on society,” said Jeff Masters, director of meteorology for Weather Underground, back in 2011. “If the climate continues to warm, we should expect an increase in heavy snow events for a few decades, until the climate grows so warm that we pass the point where it’s too warm for it to snow heavily.”

Scientists point to a warmer Arctic - with much less ice - that's pushing cold down our way rather than staying up north. Due to decades of melting ice (because of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions), the Arctic ice cap is much smaller and is surrounded by warmer water.

Less sea ice and more warmer water means there's more moisture - and heat - in the atmosphere, which can modify how air circulates there, says Mark Serreze, director of the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colorado.

A significantly warmer Arctic means there's less temperature differential between north and south, which weakens west-to-east winds, resulting in a "wavier" jet stream, posits Jennifer Francis, who studies the relationship between the Arctic and global climate patterns at Rutgers University’s Institute of Marine and Coastal Science.

While the jet stream used to sit consistently below the Arctic - keeping cold air north of it and warmer air south, it's now "wavier," allowing cold air to push way south.

This winter's brutal cold isn't just a US phenomenon. Winter storms are also pounding the UK and Europe had historically cold, snowy winters over the past few years. Meanwhile, Scandinavia is enjoying an unusually warm winter. That shows the wavy pattern of the jet stream, says Francis.

Kevin Trenberth, senior climate scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research thinks the jet stream is changing more because of moisture and heat in the air than temperature differential, but while scientists haven't sorted out the exact reasons for the change, they agree on this:

"Research suggests the air around the Arctic is becoming less and less stable in the winter, and cold Arctic air is able to break through to the United States, Canada and Northern Europe," says the Union of Concerned Scientists. 

“This kind of pattern is going to be more likely. Extremes on both ends are a symptom of climate change. Wild, unusual temperatures of both sides, both warmer and colder,” Francis says.

“The answer to the oft-asked question of whether an event is caused by climate change is that it is the wrong question,” says Trenberth. “All weather events are affected by climate change because the environment in which they occur is warmer and moister than it used to be.”

"This is just the beginning," of what life with the impacts of climate change will look like, warns Jeff Masters.

Read our article,  Scientists Say Climate Change Makes Major Snowstorms More Likely.

For a simple explanation of the key points, read Wonk Blog

Read more to understand how climate change works:


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Date Posted:
01/07/14 08:30 PM

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Two Astronomer’s Hodgson and Carrington told the World that the Solar Flare made a Geomagnetic Storm reach Earth in hours not days. Back then it gave new meaning to Reach For The Skies from Telegraph Operators. For hours sparks flew from the key board. Even after the Batteries were disconnected. Nov 3 and 4, 2003 had a X40+ Class Solar Flare. Our Sun’s UV Rays will get stronger as each passing day goes by, read and i will tell you why. The Great big forest have be stripped from most of the Earth for Greed of Money by the Wicked. The trees are our Main Source of Oxygen on this Plant. The Forest Trees scrubs the Pollution out of the air and makes Oxygen from the rain and dirt that it grows in. The Forest Trees do more than just make Oxygen they stop Soil Erosion, just Look at the 1930 Dust Bowl. Greed by our Government taxes led farmers to clear cut all their Forest and farm all the land they were being Tax on. They had to farm it to pay for the Taxes. Why leave the Trees when food crop makes Money. This Did not Help the Depression that effected most all Worldwide. In the next coming years more than 100 million will suffer from Malnutrition lack of food and Dehydration lack of water. Many will not make it and die! Soon many will run out of Safe Drinking Water from pollution going into the worlds water supply. One country can see clearly and knows already the World's food and safe drinking water supply is running out at a record pace. With one of the worlds largest Population it has taking steps to on longer let anyone in its country, export any of its farmland grown food or grain from INDIA to any other country. China is trying to buy up all the world's grain it can and the future harvest of framers. Future Commodities of Food Stocks soon will climb like a rocket because of this. China is also right now working on passing laws on its farmers. Rural Reforms on Farming. It to soon will become a country that will not export any of its food or grain. In the United States of America alone more than 46+ Million Americans Received Food Stamps and that number is going up every day every year for more than 4 years in a row now. Obama building back up America or tearing it down and apart? The Pollution and CO2 Carbon Dioxide go into the Tree Bark as a shield from most bugs so they do not eat the tree. Less Forest less Oxygen this is why the Moon. That has no Oxygen is very cold on the side with out Sun Light, And hot as ever on the side with Sun Light. Way too cold and too hot to live there. You would need at least 10 times the Energy we use on Earth to even live there and life on the Moon would be very short. With no blank of Oxygen to lessen or reduce the Sun’s UV Rays and Solar Wind they are deadly there on our Moon. Every Mt. Climber and Aircraft Pilot knows the higher you go the thinner the Oxygen and colder it gets. Just spend a night on a Mt. top above 13,000 feet with no Sun Light and you will see or should i say feel the cold stinging any of your exposed skin. If you are new to Mt. Climbing stay below 10,000Ft. The Astronauts and the Cosmonauts and Fighter Pilots that i have been with for years know this very well, and the Radiation Hazards to humans at High Altitudes. Soon the Sun’s Solar Wind and UV rays will be way to strong for most to go out in the Sun Light for even a short time. The Geomagnetic Storm to come and the Bad Weather Storms well you have not seen nothing yet and the Sea Level is Rising the Oceans.The Sun Rays is leading to the Drying of Fresh Drinking water. Many Lakes World Wide have set records for all time Low Water Level. Many Millions have been affected by Floods in China and Pakistan just last year. In 2005 Over a Thousand dead in New Orleans flood, and the list going on. The sounds and rumbling of Volcanoes Around Earth are Waking Up at a Alarming rate. And there shall be famines, and pestilences, and Earthquakes, in divers places such as was not from the beginning of the Creation. The last 30 years On Earth we have broke all High Temp Records and the temp it is still going up. All the Worlds Ice Glacier are melting at an Accelerating Rate. The Glaciers and Polar Ice Caps store more water than all the Fresh Water Lakes on Earth. Many of them are drying up or water levels are going down past the lowest point every recorded. Please visit Repeat Photography of Alaskan Glaciers - USGS Scientist Dr. Katharine Giles was killed in a cycling collision in Victoria, London. She is the second person from her UCL department to die in an so called accident. Her death comes just three months after a senior colleague, Prof Seymour Laxon, 49, died in a fall, hitting his head and suffering a brain hemorrhage. Scientist Dr. Giles had done many experiments investigating "Sea Ice Thickness", and showed to governments around the earth how the Sun rays and winds affected the newly exposed Arctic Ocean. Some of Scientist Dr. Giles research focused on using satellites to better understand the physics of the ice covered polar oceans. Scientist Dr. Giles to all Warning Water will warm much faster then ICE water. The Bad Weather Storms now are Babies compared to what is to come. They will get even bigger and worse less Oxygen the more UV Rays to the Earth and more Water molecules will evaporate and go up into the Earth’s Atmosphere. Less Oxygen the colder without sun light and hotter with it. The Sky full of more water vapor molecules, more snow in the winter and more Flash Floods in the Summer. All earth will see way more fires and the Deserts are growing larger. If Every Living Person On Earth Were To PLANT A TREE Today We Might Have A Chance. All over earth they are building underground why? You do not need to ask why if you read the above. The Earth’s Atmosphere Blanket surrounding it protects life on Earth as Our Lord and GOD will all that seek Him. Then it is written when the tree is full it is harvest time. All the Earth will someday burn away. This is all Foretold in the Bible Read it and may our Lord Bless all that do so. The Lord’s Little Helper Paul Felix Schott KI4-AEX P.S. 2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the Earth and its works will be burned up. GOD Bless You and Your Love ones Give thanks to our Lord Jesus Christ every day. Read Luke 21:20-22 Matthew 24: 30-33 Earth is at its Limits MANY OF US IN THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY HAVE BEEN SAYING SOME OF THIS FOR YEARS The United Nations is now taking a serious look into "Earth's Limits" Earth will very soon be at its Limits of no return for many things including all life on Earth. If we keep going at this rate we will not have another 20 years to go back to Rio De Janeiro to play. Most all in the Scientific Community said this 20 years ago at the last time Leaders set up this meeting in Rio De Janeiro. Of course on the Tax payers money, and of course they said about the same thing again we need to do something! There is enough Energy from our Sun to Power all are needs on Earth and more. Solar Energy The Fastest growing energy on Earth. Albert Einstein 100 years ago showed the World it could get Free Energy, Electric from the SUN. (THE PHOTOVOLTAIC EFFECT). We still do not teach this to are young why? The Freedom to get your own Power from the Wind and Sun, Solar Energy has been there for years. Are Libraries and Schools should have been the first to have gone Solar and Renewable Energy. And why are they not? Churches are all over the Planet. They are going to Solar Energy. In many cities and more added every day there are more Electric Charging Stations than Gas Stations. Please go to (Electric Vehicle Charging Station map) Oil CEO's soon to lose more than their shirt. FREE SOLAR ENERGY FROM THE SUN. Why KEEP sending your $$$$$ to the Middle East. Canada is next door Obama and is one of our closest allies. Canada keystone pipeline in January 2012, President Obama put the brakes on and rejected the application. We should have done all we could to have completed the project long ago. Why is not every GOVERNMENT BUILDING IN THE USA COVERED WITH "USA BUILT" BUILT IN AMERICA (PV) SOLAR ENERGY WE WOULD BE SAVING MILLIONS AND PUTTING MILLIONS TO WORK. (PV) SOLAR ENERGY is even in use at the SOUTH POLL STATION.

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Atanacio Luna

Date Posted:
01/09/14 05:37 AM

That's a lot of passion Paul Felix. I wish you could put some of that energy into Pluvinergy. I wrote a book explaining how to put the power of the sun not only to produce energy and water but to directly repair the biosphere. It copies the processes of nature with the same positive results for nature and for civilization.

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