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Thu Jan 31, 2019, 11:51 AM

 

A primer on global warming for our idiot traitor in the White House

And for the rest of the GOP who claim through their ignorance that every snow storm or cold snap is proof there is no such thing as global warming.

How polar vortex blasts are tied to global warming

By EarthSky Voices in Earth | Human World | January 30, 2019
By Jennifer Francis, Rutgers University

How could global warming be bringing the life-threatening cold to the central US this week? Scientists don’t have all the answers, but, they say, the jet stream is the link.

"Why cold air plunges south

Greenhouse gas emissions from human activities have warmed the globe by about 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit (1 degree C) over the past 50 years. However, the Arctic has warmed more than twice as much. Amplified Arctic warming is due mainly to dramatic melting of ice and snow in recent decades, which exposes darker ocean and land surfaces that absorb a lot more of the sun’s heat.

Because of rapid Arctic warming, the north/south temperature difference has diminished. This reduces pressure differences between the Arctic and mid-latitudes, weakening jet stream winds. And just as slow-moving rivers typically take a winding route, a slower-flowing jet stream tends to meander.

Large north/south undulations in the jet stream generate wave energy in the atmosphere. If they are wavy and persistent enough, the energy can travel upward and disrupt the stratospheric polar vortex. Sometimes this upper vortex becomes so distorted that it splits into two or more swirling eddies.

These “daughter” vortices tend to wander southward, bringing their very cold air with them and leaving behind a warmer-than-normal Arctic. One of these eddies will sit over North America this week, delivering bone-chilling temperatures to much of the nation."

More:

https://earthsky.org/earth/how-polar-vortex-connected-to-global-warming

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Thu Jan 31, 2019, 11:55 AM

1. Is it a color book? He would really like it if it is.

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Response to notdarkyet (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 12:13 PM

2. I don't think trump has learned his colors yet

 

Maybe only green - and not environmentally green either.

Only the color of money.

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