Global Warming Could Be Causing Extreme Cold Snaps Or Something

It’s moving into colder times in the northern hemisphere, so it’s time for the Cult of Climastrology to tell us that heat trapping gasses also cause it to get cold. And not just cold, but extreme cold

Yes, Global Warming Could Be Causing Extreme Cold Snaps

Unusually cold conditions bring out the climate change deniers, who ask how it can be so chilly if the world is warming up. Of course, a few days of inclement weather hardly refute a global trend, but according to one theory, higher temperatures might actually be causing more extreme cold bouts at northern latitudes in winter. The idea, once thought to be pretty out there, has just got more backing.

As the world has warmed, the Arctic Ocean has experienced one of the largest increases in temperature of anywhere on Earth – just as climate models predicted. This has led to a dramatic loss of sea ice, which normally forms an insulating barrier on the top of the ocean. Without this insulation, more heat reaches the atmosphere, causing warming that spans all the way to the stratosphere.

Nevertheless, the stratosphere is very, very cold, particularly over the pole. Normally that does not really affect the rest of the world. “In winter, the freezing Arctic air is normally ‘locked’ by strong circumpolar winds several tens of kilometers high in the atmosphere, known as the stratospheric polar vortex, so that the cold air is confined near the pole,” said Marlene Kretschmer, a graduate student at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, in a statement.

However, Kreschmer is the first author of a paper in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, showing that extra warmth rising from the polar ocean has frequently weakened the stratospheric polar vortex. This has allowed blasts of bitterly cold air to sweep down on Europe and Russia, which she argues is the reason why these areas have had so many cold Januaries and Februaries in recent years.

Have you ever noticed that they always have some sort of Excuse, some sort of rational, some sort of link, readily available to uphold their cultish beliefs?

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One Response to “Global Warming Could Be Causing Extreme Cold Snaps Or Something”

  1. Jeffery says:

    Wow. Global warming changes local climates. Who’d a’ thunk it!

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